Karl McGoldrick is stepping down as CEO of 3D solid-state lithium-ion battery maker Lionvolt. He’ll be succeeded by Kevin Brundish, who was previously employed at UK-based battery cell manufacturer AMTE Power. McGoldrick says in a Linkedin post that Lionvolt is entering a new phase, having made “strong progress in the platform technology while developing the path towards industrialization.” McGoldrick’s specialty is putting early-phase startups on a road to success.
A spinoff from TNO Holst Centre, Lionvolt is working on a ‘battery foil’ consisting of a substrate covered with an array of micropillars, each of which may be considered to be a tiny battery. Billions of them packed together make for a battery that’s safe, lightweight and 200 percent more performant than state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries, Lionvolt claims.