Huie Will be Responsible for Developing Amprius’ High-Volume Manufacturing Facility
Amprius Technologies, Inc. ("Amprius") (NYSE: AMPX), a leader in lithium-ion batteries with its Silicon Nanowire Anode Platform, today announced the appointment of Andrew Huie as its Vice President of Infrastructure. Huie will lead the development of Amprius’ high-volume manufacturing facility as the company begins to scale its production capacity, focusing on factory planning, facility development and regulatory compliance.
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Amprius Technologies, Inc. Vice President of Infrastructure Andrew Huie (Photo: Business Wire)
"It’s exciting to be able to join the Amprius team at this pivotal moment in the company’s journey. As the VP of Infrastructure, I am thrilled to contribute to the Amprius mission of enabling the future of electric mobility, augmenting the reach of our breakthrough silicon nanowire anode technology,” said Huie. “I look forward to leading the scaling initiatives to serve critical customers and broaden our reach.”
Huie brings over 30 years of facility development and management experience to Amprius. He most recently served as the Director of Facilities at Panasonic Energy of North America; in that role, he was responsible for facilities site leadership at the Sparks, NV location as well as a critical participant in strategic initiatives like new product introductions and the GigaWatt manufacturing expansion project. Prior work experiences highlight success across team building and leadership, as well as project expansion at both large and small enterprises.
The decision to appoint Huie is well-timed following Amprius’ recent entry into the public markets subsequent to the close of its business transaction with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. Amprius began trading on the NYSE under the ticker “AMPX” on September 15, 2022, and plans to use the proceeds of this transaction to accelerate the construction of the new high-volume manufacturing facility in either Texas or Georgia, significantly expanding its production capabilities. Huie’s appointment signifies Amprius' investment of an executive to lead this critical commitment to our stakeholders.
“We are very pleased to welcome Andrew Huie to the Amprius team. His years of experience in facility development and management, and expertise in optimizing and supporting the development of high-tech, high-volume production sites, are well aligned with our expansion strategy,” said Dr. Kang Sun, Chief Executive Officer of Amprius. “Andrew will play a critical role in our ability to scale our capacity to meet the overwhelming market demand for our high-performance lithium-ion battery cells.”
About Amprius Technologies, Inc.
Amprius Technologies, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-energy and high-power lithium-ion batteries producing the industry’s highest energy density cells. The company’s corporate headquarters is in Fremont, California where it maintains an R&D lab and a pilot manufacturing facility for the fabrication of silicon nanowire anodes and cells. For additional information, please visit amprius.com. Also, see our LinkedIn and Twitter pages.
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