Enovix Bolsters Leadership Team to Accelerate Expansion
Advanced Lithium-ion battery manufacturer accelerates hiring as it builds out a US-based production facility to support demand from blue chip customers
Enovix Corporation, the leader in the design and manufacture of 3D Silicon Lithium-ion batteries, announced several new additions to the leadership team to accelerate the company’s growth. Enovix has designed, developed and sampled advanced Lithium-ion batteries with energy densities five years ahead of current industry production.
Recent appointments to the leadership team include:
- Boris Bastien as Vice President of Operations. Bastien joins Enovix from SunPower, where he most recently served as General Manager of SunPower’s Fab4 in the Philippines, overseeing more than 1,000 employees. Prior to SunPower, Bastien spent 17 years at ON Semiconductor and predecessor companies leading teams across multiple production facilities.
- Alan Hawse as Vice President of Information Technology. Hawse joins Enovix from Infineon Technologies, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and Fellow. Hawse brings nearly 30 years of experience at Infineon Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor leading IT and software teams.
- Tom Surrette as Vice President of Human Resources. Surrette is a seasoned business unit leader and human resources executive. At Cypress Semiconductor his roles included Vice President of its Non-Volatile Memory business, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Executive Vice President of Human Resources.
- Madeline Lefton as Head of Government Affairs. Lefton joins Enovix from the U.S. Department of Energy, where she served as a senior advisor and was previously a senior legislative aide for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. She earned an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and was editor-in-chief of the Environmental Law Review at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she earned a J.D. with specialization in environmental law.
- Kristin Atkins as Senior Director of Corporate Communications. Atkins joins Enovix from VMware where she led the company’s reputation and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) communications. Atkins previously spent a decade at Qualcomm in senior roles spanning communications and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
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Since March 2020, Enovix has hired more than 100 employees, of whom 49 joined in the second quarter of 2021, and plans to continue hiring on this growth trajectory for the rest of the year.
“The industries of the future need better battery power to deliver the features consumers demand, while the U.S. government increasingly cites domestic advanced battery production as a national priority,” said Harrold Rust, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enovix. “That’s why it’s so important that Enovix has a world-class team in place to deliver batteries with up to 110% greater energy density of today’s offerings right here in California. Our new leaders have proven experience building new technologies, scaling manufacturing and advancing market growth, and they are important additions to give us a strong competitive advantage as we near completion of the first high volume production facility for batteries with 100% active silicon anodes in the world.”
Enovix’s proposed merger with Rodgers Silicon Valley Acquisition Corp. is expected to close on or about July 13, 2021, subject to receipt of RSVAC and Enovix stockholder approval and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions . The combined company will retain the name Enovix Corporation and will remain listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the new ticker symbol “ENVX.”
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