Solid Power (SLDP) CEO Douglas Campbell to Retire
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Solid Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLDP) announced that Douglas Campbell has decided to retire from his role as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. The Solid Power Board has appointed David Jansen, the company’s Chair and President, as Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Solid Power’s Board of Directors has commenced a comprehensive search process to identify a permanent CEO with the assistance of a leading, independent executive search firm and will consider internal and external candidates.
“Since co-founding Solid Power in 2011, Doug has served as a passionate entrepreneur, beginning with the company’s earliest stages as a spin-off from the University of Colorado,” said John Stephens, Lead Independent Director. “He oversaw the company during key inflection points, including the initial research and development of the company’s battery technologies, securing key partnerships with governmental agencies and industry-leading automotive manufacturers, and its successful de-SPAC transaction in 2021. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Doug for all he has done for Solid Power.”
Mr. Stephens continued, “As we enter the next phase in our evolution and build on our momentum as a newly public company, Doug and the Board decided that now is the right time to identify a new leader who will drive our product development and commercialization capabilities. As the Board conducts its search, we are very fortunate to have someone with Dave’s leadership experience within Solid Power who can seamlessly serve in an interim capacity. Dave was instrumental in building Solid Power’s strong executive team, who will continue to lead Solid Power and work to deliver long-term growth and value for all stakeholders.”
“It has been an honor to serve as Solid Power’s CEO since co-founding the company, and I am incredibly proud of everything our team has accomplished over the last decade,” said Mr. Campbell. “We’ve made significant progress towards achieving our goal of creating safer, higher energy and lower cost batteries. While I am moving on to my next chapter to spend more time with my family in Albuquerque and to pursue community and philanthropic interests, I remain as confident as ever in the future of Solid Power. I look forward to continuing as a significant shareholder of the company for years to come and watching the growth and progress that I know the talented team at Solid Power will continue to make.”
Dave Jansen said, “First, I would like to thank Doug for his service as CEO for the past 11 years and wish him well. Solid Power is at an important point in its journey and this is an exciting time to take on the role of interim CEO. I’ve had the privilege of witnessing Solid Power’s extraordinary growth since its inception, and I believe we are well positioned to continue advancing our short- and long-term objectives. Solid Power has the right team in place, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Board and executive team.”
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