SAN LEANDRO, Calif., July 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electriq Power, Inc. (“Electriq”), a leading provider of intelligent and integrated home energy storage, management, and monitoring solutions, announces a major expansion of its executive team. Six new hires are joining the senior management team, with skills from a variety of sectors that will be integral to Electriq’s expansion.
The new senior management team comes from major renewable energy companies, leading tech and consumer-facing companies, influential nonprofits, consulting firms, and the public sector. Five of the six new senior staff members are women, demonstrating Electriq’s commitment to diversity at the highest levels of the company.
The hires include:
Ozlem Fonda, Vice President of People and Culture
Ozlem previously worked as a Senior HR Manager at Raytheon Technologies, where she oversaw 950+ employees around the world. Ozlem has also served in HR Manager roles at Tyco and Aetna.
Kimberly Fry, Chief Product Officer
Kimberly previously served as VP of Innovation and Business Systems at Gilbarco Veeder-Root, where she oversaw the global technology innovation team. She has also worked as Global Director of Product Development and Engineering at BISSELL Homecare, Inc. and Engineering Director of Product Development at Whirlpool Corporation.
Maria Ravn Huusom, Senior Vice President of Operations
Maria comes to Electriq from Vestas, the largest wind turbine company in the world, where she worked as Business Development Manager and Global Supply Chain Management US Lead. She also served as Senior Project Manager at Philips and filled several roles in Offshore Wind at Siemens.
Petrina Thomson, Chief Accounting Officer
Petrina was previously VP and CAO at the IT-services company Curvature. She also served as VP of Accounting at CentralSquare Technologies, was a Controller at Tyco, and spent over 15 years in various leadership roles at Sun Microsystems/Oracle.
Michele Tihami, Chief Revenue Officer
Michele joins Electriq from DNV, a global assurance and risk management firm, where she served as Country Manager & Business Line Director. She also has experience as the Global Regulatory Director of Energy and Utilities at IBM and started her career at the White House during the George H.W. Bush presidency.
Jim Van Hoof, General Counsel and Chief Strategy Officer
Jim Van Hoof joins Electriq after working as CFO for Ionic Materials, a leading developer of battery materials. Jim has also worked as VP of Growth & Innovation at Hubbell Incorporated, Chief Tax Officer for Bunge, and VP and CFO for UTC Power.
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