Nexeon has also appointed Tsuyonobu Hatazawa as its new Chief Technology Officer with immediate effect. Hatazawa joins Nexeon from Sony where he pioneered the development of gel electrolytes and polymer Li-ion batteries. Hatazawa will split his time between the UK and Japan offices.
Hatazawa brings with him 30 years’ materials development experience, much of it in batteries, and is well known in the industry having worked under Dr Yoshio Nishi. Prior to working at Sony, he worked on optical films and polymer materials for displays at Sekisui Chemical Company.
“We are highly delighted to have attracted Hatazawa-san to join our Executive team at Nexeon”, said Dr Scott Brown, CEO. “His tremendous experience will provide a strong boost for our development efforts, and the new Japan office will ensure we can maintain the closest links with our OEM partners in Asia.”
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