AMTE Power CEO steps down

AMTE Power CEO steps down

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By Nick Flaherty

Kevin Brundish, CEO and founder of UK battery maker AMTE Power, stepping down at the end of October.

He will be replaced by Alan Hollis, who was appointed to the Board of AMTE Power this week.and Brundish will move to a strategic role and remain on the board of directors.

Hollis will initially work alongside the AMTE Power executive management team to take over as CEO on or around Monday 31 October 2022.

The company is developing plans for a battery ‘megafactory’ making a range of battery cells in Dundee, Hollis is being brought in to lead the business in its next stage plans to accelerate its growth strategy, 

“I am delighted to welcome Alan to the board of AMTE Power. His extensive experience of developing, constructing, and commissioning new production facilities will complement our team as AMTE Power grows its manufacturing footprint and capabilities at Thurso and Dundee,” said said David Morgan, Chairman of AMTE Power.

“The business has reached a stage of maturity where we are transitioning from development to production, and as part of this transition we are executing our plan to broaden the executive team to enable the company to deliver its growth plans,” he said.

Brundish will remain on the board as Strategy Director, where he will focus on the continuing development of AMTE Power’s high performance battery cells, relationships with its customers, suppliers and Government entities, in addition to participating in the strategic direction of the company.

“We are also delighted to retain Kevin’s proven expertise and know-how in driving the strategic direction of the company, alongside his detailed knowledge of the product offerings and end-market applications which will fully complement Alan’s manufacturing experience,” said Morgan. “This appointment will enable Kevin to focus on the continued development of AMTE Power’s high performance cells and new product development, which will form a key part of the strategic direction of the company.” 

Hollis was most recently a Divisional CEO in the Videndum (Vitec) Group with broadcast battery design & manufacturer Anton Bauer. Previously, Alan held leadership roles within the automotive and aerospace component and system supply businesses Doncasters Group, Firth Rixson and the PFW Group, as well as in the materials businesses of Delloro Stellite and Weir.

Chief financial officer James Hobson is also leaving to take up a similar post at Clean Power Hydrogen in Doncaster, UK, which has developed a Membrane-Free Electrolyser technology.

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