Automotive industry

Solid Power appoints seasoned auto industry executive

Wright brings extensive experience in the automotive industry as well as expertise in public companies, leadership and energy storage to the Solid Power board.

LOUISVILLE, Colo., July 18. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Solid Power, Inc. (“Solid Power”) (Nasdaq: SLDP), an industry-leading developer of solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles, today announced that its board of directors appointed MaryAnn Wright to the board, effective July 18, 2022, bringing the total number of board members to nine.

Ms. Wright brings to the Solid Power Board of Directors more than 30 years of experience in building high-performing, high-performing teams, primarily in the automotive industry. Ms. Wright spent the first 18 years of her career at Ford Motor Company, where she served as Director, Sustainable Mobility Technologies and Hybrid Vehicle Programs. At Ford, she also served as chief engineer of the 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid, the industry’s first hybrid-electric SUV, and led the launch of Ford’s first hydrogen fuel cell fleet program. Most recently, Ms. Wright worked for Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI), where she held various leadership positions, including as Group Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. Additionally, Ms. Wright previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Johnson Controls Hybrid Systems and CEO of Johnson Controls-Saft (JCS), where she built JCS into one of the world’s leading providers of advanced battery systems. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Ms. Wright served as executive vice president of engineering, product development, business management and programs for Collins & Aikman Corporation. Ms. Wright currently serves on the boards of Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI), Micron Technology (Nasdaq: MU) and Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).

“We are delighted to welcome MaryAnn to the Solid Power Board of Directors,” said David Jansen, president and president of Solid Power. “MaryAnn’s proven leadership in the automotive industry, and in particular her experience with public companies and energy storage technologies, makes her a valuable addition to our Board of Directors.”

Ms. Wright will be an independent director and a member of the compensation committee of the board.

About Solid Power

Solid Power is an industry leading developer of fully solid state rechargeable battery cells for the electric vehicle and mobile power markets. Solid Power replaces the flammable liquid electrolyte of a conventional lithium-ion battery with a proprietary solid sulfide electrolyte. As a result, Solid Power’s solid-state battery cells are expected to be safer and more stable over a wide temperature range, provide an increase in energy density over the best rechargeable battery cells available, enable batteries cheaper and more energy dense. battery pack designs and be compatible with traditional lithium-ion manufacturing processes. For more information, visit

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