- Dr Köhler, Global Industry Expert and Former CEO of Leading Company in Advanced Graphite Materials, Joins New World Board of Directors
- Dr Köhler brings over 25 years of experience and will be a valuable asset to New World as the Company expands its production facilities for lithium-ion battery anode material that exclusively use clean hydropower as a power source.
- As a director, Dr Köhler brings a unique combination of the highest technical expertise as well as know-how in the construction and operation of advanced graphite material factories, such as the ones Nouveau Monde began building in Bécancour, Quebec.
MONTREAL, Apr. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Nouveau Monde Graphite (“Nouveau Monde” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NOU; OTCQX: NMGRF; Frankfurt: NM9) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Jürgen Köhler on his Board of Directors, dated 1is avril 2021.
Dr Jürgen Köhler is the former Managing Director of SGL Carbon, a world leader in advanced graphite materials. In Wiesbaden, Germany, he was responsible for nearly 5,000 employees and more than 30 factories around the world. SGL Carbon is a supplier to the graphite and composite materials industry for the automotive, aerospace, wind and solar power industries, as well as semiconductor, LED and lithium-ion battery manufacturers. . Before becoming Managing Director of SGL Carbon, Dr Köhler worked there for over ten years as a senior chemical engineer and department head for the company. His responsibilities included the construction and operation of state-of-the-art graphite plants in Europe, North America and Asia.
Prior to joining SGL Carbon, Dr Köhler worked in the United States as Director, Manufacturing and Technology, at Celanese Corporation. He previously worked as a chemical engineer at Hoechst AG, Frankfurt.
Dr Köhler holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering with honorary mention “summa cum laude” from the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Arne H. Frandsen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nouveau Monde, commented: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome Jürgen to the Nouveau Monde team. He is one of the world’s leading experts in advanced graphite materials. His experience in the construction and operation of advanced materials factories will be an important asset to our team. He has been at the forefront of our industry for many years. Jürgen’s knowledge of the graphite and battery anode material supply chains, as well as his familiarity with the leadership of the world’s leading automakers – our potential future customers – will be of great value to New World as we are implementing our strategy to become the largest fully integrated producer of lithium-ion battery anode material in the western world for clean energy transition. “
Eric Desaulniers, President and CEO of the Company, said: “I am very happy to welcome Dr Köhler in the team. As we move forward with the construction of Phase 1 of our battery anode equipment production facility, which is scheduled for commissioning in the first quarter of 2022, Jürgen’s experience in the construction and operation of similar projects and in the commercialization of advanced graphite materials will be invaluable to New World. I am very excited that Jürgen can also bring his expertise to the team. “
About New World
Nouveau Monde is working to position itself as a key contributor to the energy revolution. The Company is working on the development of a fully integrated source of environmentally friendly battery anode materials in Quebec, Canada. Targeting commercial operations by 2023, the Company is developing advanced carbon neutral solutions of graphite-based materials for the growing fuel cell and lithium-ion battery markets. With its low cost operations and enviable ESG standards, Nouveau Monde aspires to become a strategic supplier to the world’s leading battery and vehicle manufacturers by offering advanced materials that perform well and are reliable while promoting sustainability and chain traceability. supply.
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