About Us

Our History

Our Mission is simple – Better Batteries, Better World™ 

Advanced Battery Concepts is focused on providing the energy storage solutions we all need for a clean future.

Advanced Battery Concepts is focused on providing the energy storage solutions we all need for a clean future.

Since our founding, Advanced Battery Concepts has addressed how to accelerate the adoption of clean energy solutions with better batteries. We recognized that any energy storage technology must be economically responsible, socially responsible, and environmentally responsible to truly change the way energy is stored. And that’s exactly what our advanced bipolar battery technology achieves.

Over the last decade, we have re-engineered how batteries are designed and manufactured. The result is the most affordable energy solution that can be implemented across the globe. Our technology is protected with a broad intellectual property portfolio of over 55 patents and 40 trades secrets in every key country.

Our advanced bipolar batteries use common materials that are cost-effective, safe and available. More importantly, we have designed the system to be easily disassembled at the end-of-service life in order to recover and reuse key components and active materials over and over again.

Our core technology developments are now complete. We are rapidly commercializing energy solutions across the globe in multiple markets. With our licensing partners, we are deploying this technology in traditional motive and stationary applications. At ABC, we are installing energy storage solutions for residential and commercial systems providing stored electricity at costs 40% lower than any other available battery solution.

All of us at Advanced Battery Concepts are excited about the future and thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.
And remember – Better Batteries, Better World™.

Our Values

What makes a Better Battery

Our responsibilities to you….products, technology and services that are:

Economically Responsible

Energy storage systems must be affordable to ensure wide-spread adoption. Our present storage solution is 20% lower cost than other technologies with future projections of 80% lower, ABC’s technology is providing a viable solution that can be implemented throughout the world.

Socially Responsible

Social Responsibility can encompass many aspects of a business and its products.  We define and deliver our social responsibly under many names: Safety — in manufacturing, delivering and in owning/operating our products; Accessibility – our products are available around the world for all communities; Universality – we enforce ethical labor practices for all our materials.

Environmentally Responsible

Advanced Battery Concepts GreenSeal® Technology presents lesser carbon emissions than other energy storage products, plus it is based on the lead battery industry’s ecosystem, making it one of the most recycled products in the world. No more costly mining!  In addition, ABC’s EverGreenSeal® Technology goes one step further, reusing a majority of its own material composition, making an ever-larger reduction in our carbon footprint!

Our Team

Leadership

Executive Team

Dr. Edward O Shaffer II

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Dr. Edward O Shaffer II

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Dr. Ed Shaffer has spent the last 8 years focused on developing technology to accelerate adoption of much needed alternative energy systems. Throughout his career, he has worked across a variety of advanced materials applications including advanced BEOL dielectrics, optical materials for displays, materials for energy storage and photovoltaics. He has held a variety of roles including new business development, global R&D manager and scientist.

Jon Joslin

Chief Financial Officer

Jon Joslin

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Joslin has 25 years of experience in all aspects of financial management and business consulting. He has broad experience working for both an accounting firm and both small and large companies in a number of industries, from construction, manufacturing, wholesale and retail.  In addition, he has started and run a number of companies.  Jon has also served in his local government as a past Mayor for the City of Mt Pleasant and a 15 year city commissioner.

Michael Everett

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Everett

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Everett brings over 30 years of experience in a variety of technology-based industries, most recently the Sr. Vice President of Engineering for Trojan battery Company.   Michael’s previous positions include CTO of Maxwell Technologies and Sr. Director of Engineering and Research at 3D Systems Inc.   While working with Trojan Battery, Michael was responsible for overseeing Trojan’s product development and research activities including all technical intellectual property innovation.

Board of Directors

David Barrie

Chairman of the Board of Directors

David Barrie

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Barrie assists Advanced Battery Concepts with its technology licensing to global battery manufacturers in his capacity as the Principle of Barrie International LLC. He has considerable experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, international business and building for growth. He holds many significant positions including Chairman of the Board at MFRI Inc., Senior Executive Advisory Board member of Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Company (“BGL”), Director on a private for-profit company and Director for several non-profit institutions. In addition, Mr. Barrie served as VP of Corporate Development Eaton Corp., and has presented programs on best merger and acquisition practices to corporate executives. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Ronald Beebe

Vice Chairman

Ronald Beebe

Vice Chairman

 Mr. Beebe led several large businesses over his 50 years of entrepreneurship and dedicating his life to manufacturing and philanthropy. He is currently Chairman & CEO of Euclid Industries, a multi-faceted manufacturing, design, and assembly company that he helped launch in 1978. He was previously Regional President of Airgas Corp., Chairman of Griffin Thermal Products, Chairman of Milling Precision, and Chairman of Awrey Bakeries Inc. He is recognized for his leadership especially in growing successful businesses, mergers and acquisitions experience and his financial analysis expertise. Mr. Beebe has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Economics from Central Michigan University.

David Haddad

Board Member

David Haddad

Board Member

Mr. Haddad is the Co-Head of Private Impact Investing at Nuveen. Prior to joining Nuveen, David was a partner at Olympus Partners, where he sourced, structured, and executed numerous control transactions in the consumer, business services, and specialty manufacturing sectors, and served on the boards of numerous companies. Prior to Olympus, he was a Managing Director at Cornerstone Equity Investors, focused on control transactions and later-stage growth equity investments in health care, business services, and specialty manufacturing sectors. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Duke University.

Edward Shaffer II

Board Member

Edward Shaffer II

Board Member

Dr. Edward Shaffer II is CEO and Founder of Advanced Battery Concepts. He has spent the past 14 years focused on developing technologies to accelerate adoption of much needed alternative energy systems. In 2009, he established ABC to commercialize ground-breaking, large-format, rechargeable battery technology termed “GreenSeal®”. Throughout his career, he has worked across a variety of advanced dielectrics for electronics, optical materials for displays, materials for energy storage and photovoltaics. He has held a variety of roles including new business development, global R&D manager, and research scientist. He received his PhD in Materials Science from MIT.

Kevin Wittrup

Board Member

Kevin Wittrup

Board Member

During his eleven-year career at General Motors, Mr. Wittrup led vital aspects of product development and systems integration for highly engineered products, including responsibility launch of major products. Most notably, he served as VP of Vehicle Engineering & Manufacturing for a line of electric urban transport vehicles. In 2007, he shifted his focus to the early-stage entrepreneurial ecosystem as part of an upstart seed investment and management team. He has served in senior operating management capacities for a number of startups in addition to participating in the founding and funding of several. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Robert Galyen

Board Member

Robert Galyen

Board Member

Mr. Galyenis an Energy Storage technology executive with experience in large corporations (ATL, CATL, Magna, Delphi, GM) and small entrepreneurial businesses (Tawas, Indy Power Systems, World Energy Labs). He recently received the prestigious China “Friendship Award”, and the title: “National Distinguished Expert” from the Peoples Republic of China. He was CTO of Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Ltd. China, the largest lithium battery producer in the world. In professional organizations, he has held the Chairmanship of SAE International Battery Standards Steering Committee and is Chairman of NAATBatt International and various advisory boards and committees around the world, focused on energy storage. Mr. Galyen holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and has 40 years’ experience in battery technology.

Chris Steinbaugh

Board Member

Chris Steinbaugh

Board Member

Mr. Steinbaugh is a principal on the “Impact Team” at Nuveen having joined in 2019. He is responsible for originating, underwriting, and executing transactions for the team’s “Resource Efficiency Strategy”. He has been involved with Nuveen’s direct private equity investments in the agribusiness sector and with the firm’s private junior debt capital team. Prior to joining Nuveen, Mr. Steinbaugh worked for eleQtra, a London-based developer of infrastructure projects in Africa. He previously worked for Obrem Capital Management and Evercore Partners. He graduated with an A.B. from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from London Business School, and an M.Sc from the University of Oxford.

Technical Advisory Board Members

Robert Galyen

Robert Galyen

Mr. Galyenis an Energy Storage technology executive with experience in large corporations (ATL, CATL, Magna, Delphi, GM) and small entrepreneurial businesses (Tawas, Indy Power Systems, World Energy Labs). He recently received the prestigious China “Friendship Award”, and the title: “National Distinguished Expert” from the Peoples Republic of China. He was CTO of Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Ltd. China, the largest lithium battery producer in the world. In professional organizations, he has held the Chairmanship of SAE International Battery Standards Steering Committee and is Chairman of NAATBatt International and various advisory boards and committees around the world, focused on energy storage. Mr. Galyen holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and has 40 years’ experience in battery technology.

Lori Hutton

Lori Hutton

Ms. Hutton was Plant Engineer and Product Engineer at General Motors before becoming an Advance Vehicle Engineer specializing in EV/HEV/PHEV battery systems for 20 years. She later joined Magna Steyr as Validation Engineer specializing in HEV Battery Packs. Her responsibilities included Validation Test Plan development for PHEV/HEV pack programs for OEM vehicle suppliers. She also worked as a cell test technician in addition to developing Product Specifications for clarification and application by Test, Quality, Manufacturing and Service engineering. She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.

Scott Wilder

Scott Wilder

Mr. Wilder is the Senior Director of Technology at Jabil where he oversees technology development. Prior to his current position, he was a Chief Engineer at Ricardo where he was involved in business development, technical oversight, and resource management for energy storage systems. He is experienced in energy storage and transfer for stationary motive and portable applications. Mr. Wilder is proficient at identifying, securing, and developing advanced technology for new markets. He specializes in energy storage systems, automotive electronics, and global business development.

Dr. James Symanski

Dr. James Symanski

Dr. Symanski started with Johnson Controls in 1984 as a Senior Scientist and retired in 2017, as the Director of Advanced Product Engineering. He worked on projects that included nickel-hydrogen battery design, lithium-ion polymer battery development, and other non-lead technologies, including ultracapacitors. Dr. Symanski also led the JCI team in the Li-Ion battery joint venture with Saft-Bordeaux and eventually helped work on various micro-hybrid applications. He holds nine patents and is recognized for his many technical publications. Dr. Symanski has a PhD from the University of Buffalo in chemistry.

Phil Mott

Phil Mott

Mr. Mott worked in many positions at BorgWarner Inc., over the course of 20 years.  He began as Corporate Scientist where he integrated new technology into current product lines and provided technical support for upper management. He became Vice President, Advanced Engineering to lead global product development, analysis, and testing. As a Corporate Fellow, Mr. Mott developed a means to identify future trends and the opportunities made possible by these trends. Lastly, as a Senior Technical Fellow, he was responsible for defining, determining the significance, and identifying the opportunities made available through an in-depth understanding of future transportation trends. He currently is an Independent Consultant focusing on Automotive Propulsion with Propulsion Specialties. He holds over 65 U.S. patents.

Randy Moore

Randy Moore

Mr. Moore is a senior manufacturing executive, president, and CEO with experience in leading enterprises toward excellence in performance. He has worked with and for Fortune 500 companies, public companies, private equity, and entrepreneurial startups in Aerospace, Defense, Medical, and renewables industries. He is a recognized industrial manufacturing leader. Mr. Moore is credited with driving superior results by empowering and challenging teams through the creation and communication of a shared vision. This focus on strategic priorities combined with a disciplined and balanced approach to managing the business through goals and metrics consistently communicated provides motivation to the team to achieve and exceed commitments.