Pellion Technologies, a clean-tech company dedicated to the worldwide replacement of lithium-ion batteries with greener, higher-power, energy and density magnesium-ion batteries, has appointed Dave Eaglesham CEO.
Former CEO Gerbrand Ceder will resume his full-time role at MIT while retaining a technology leadership role with the company.
“Dave’s wealth of experience in bringing technologies from the laboratory into commercial deployment will be a great asset for Pellion,” Ceder said. “His appointment marks the successful completion of Pellion’s early technology goals and bodes very well for its transition to the next stage.”
Eaglesham most recently dedicated six years as chief technology officer of First Solar. Prior to joining First Solar, Eaglesham held senior leadership positions at Bell Labs, Applied Materials and LLNL.
“I am tremendously excited to be joining Pellion at this pivotal time,” Eaglesham said. “Lithium-ion will not be the last battery chemistry ever developed, and I spent a lot of time in diligence on various alternatives before identifying Pellion as having the greatest long-term potential moving forward. The company’s underlying technology gives it the capability to go to energy densities far beyond lithium, and the technical team is outstanding. I look forward to working with Gerd and the rest of the team on making the potential a reality.”