PITTSBURGH — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 1, 2012 — Aquion Energy Inc., the developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and energy storage systems, has named Karen Tichenor as its Vice President of Quality and Environmental Health and Safety.
Aquion Energy Inc. has named Dr. Karen Tichenor as its Vice President of Quality and EHS (Photo: Business Wire)
“Karen is an important addition to the Aquion team,” said CEO Scott Pearson. “As we establish our first factory in Pennsylvania and move towards volume manufacturing, it is crucial that we have world-class quality and safety systems in place. Karen’s diverse background and strong focus on quality in manufacturing organizations makes her an obvious choice to lead these areas of the company.”
Dr. Tichenor brings over 20 years of experience implementing strategic programs, leading improvement initiatives, and driving institutional change, with a focus on improving quality and enhancing operations and supply chains. Prior to Aquion, Dr. Tichenor was Vice President of Quality, HSE, and Business Performance at Ansaldo STS USA, a Finmeccanica Company in the transportation sector, where she implemented a new quality organization, developed a comprehensive enterprise risk portfolio, and served as executive sponsor on key transit projects. Prior to that, she was Director of Quality, HSE, and Business Performance at Bombardier Transportation, Director of Quality and Kaizen at Veeco Instruments, and Director of Engineering at E.A. Fischione Instruments in the transportation, semiconductor and nanotechnology sectors. Dr. Tichenor holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. with a concentration in thermodynamics and energy storage from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University.
About Aquion Energy
Aquion Energy, Inc. is designing and manufacturing a revolutionary type of battery based on the research of Carnegie Mellon University Professor Jay Whitacre. Based in Pittsburgh PA, the company has developed a novel Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) battery that will enhance the electrical grid by providing flexible, emissions-free capacity that optimizes existing generation assets and enables broad adoption of renewable energy technologies. Aquion’s battery system will also address a wide range of other energy storage challenges. Beyond minimized cell and system costs and dramatic performance enhancements over incumbent technologies, the company is building batteries that are safe, environmentally benign and long lasting. For more information please see http://www.aquionenergy.com.
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