Dr. Michael Edelman
Chief Executive Officer
  • Previously served as CEO of Nanoco Group PLC, a world leading technology developer and semiconductor nanomaterials manufacturer​
  • 30 years of experience across material science, semiconductor electronics and chemical sectors​
  • Ph. D. in Organomettalic Chemistry from University of Sussex and BS in Chemistry from Tufts University


Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/michael-edelman-90127813

Jeffrey Swoyer ​
Senior Director – Battery Technology​
  • Previously served as the Engineering Director for Global Power Synergy Company (GPSC)​
  • Nearly 30 years of experience in the materials science industry; granted 35+ patents related to lithium-ion materials and cell design
  • Received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington ​


Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-s-463b4528

Chris Lee
Senior Director - Business Unit Leader
  • 25+ years of experience in materials and chemicals supplying the semiconductor and electronics industry
  • Served as Global Business Director at Honeywell Electronics Materials division, leading the thermal solutions and semiconductor assembly materials portfolio. Previous work experience includes Dow Chemical and Sumitomo Chemical in various technical business roles
  • B.S. Material Science and Engineering, Rutgers University School of Engineering


Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/chris-lee-bb06732

Michael Batty
Senior Director of Manufacturing Operations
  • Prior to Ionic materials managed Supply Chain and Contract Manufacturing for Energetiq Inc. A manufacturer of advanced light sources used in scientific and engineering applications
  • 30 years of experience in Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Semiconductor Process Engineering
  • MS and BS in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/mikewbatty

Christine Osborne
Head of HR
  • 15+ years’ experience in high-tech industry, working within engineering driven organizations
  • Extensive experience in Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and HR Operations
  • B.A. in Business from St. Anselm College


Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/christine-osborne-sphr-689a11

Don Halsted​
Chief Financial Officer​
  • Previously served as CFO of 3Com, Cedar Point Communications and Nucleus Scientific Inc​​
  • Had previous experiences working with IBM and Polaroid​
  • MBA in Finance and BS in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Cornell University​


Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/don-halsted-a102282b

Jan van Dokkum​
Board Member​
  • Previously served in executive positions at United Technologies and Siemens​
  • Over 35 years of experience as an operator, investor and board director, forming deep relationships with corporates across the energy and industrial sectors​
  • Tasked with building an energy business that served the building and transportation sectors with sustainable technologies such as fuel cells​


Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/jan-van-dokkum-405a0115

David Wells
Board Member​
  • 25+ years’ venture capital experience investing in innovation companies in the technology and clean energy sectors​
  • Held several CEO positions as well as numerous board positions advising companies as they moved into growth stage
  • In addition to holding a Board Member position for Ionic Materials, Wells also holds a Board Observer role with Activ Surgical

Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/david-wells-7573868

Tom​ Erickson
Board Member
  • 30+ years as an advisor, director, and investor in early-stage technology companies
  • Co-founder, First Green Partners
  • Currently serve as a director at Ionic Materials, Solidia Technologies, and Anellotech, and as an observer at Monolith Materials​
  • MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in mathematics from St. Olaf College


Linkedin : linkedin.com/in/david-wells-7573868

Ionic corporate culture

At Ionic, we are on a mission to create a better, safer world through our transformative battery technology and manufacturing expertise. Do you want to be part of developing technology that will change the world in big ways?


Ionic employs some of the industry’s foremost experts in polymer science, battery innovation and processing technology, helping facilitate a once-in-a-generation transition from fossil fuels to combat climate change.​


We are always looking to add motivated, mission-driven talent to the team.