Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Senior Vice President and outstanding performer in advanced product development and engineering within battery industry. Proven success in leadership, operational excellence and organizational development with keen understanding of elements of clean energy business. Recognized for inspiring management team members to excel and encouraging creative work environments.

Ability to manage and motivate science and engineering professionals to achieve and surpass company targets. Equips employees to meet goals by building collaborative and skill-based culture. Focused on delivering decisive, forward-thinking and positive team leadership to enable production success with effective workflows.


  • Leadership
  • Team management
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Negotiation
  • Performance metrics analysis
  • Product Development
  • Program oversight
  • Recruiting and Hiring
Work History
Vice President, 08/2015 - 08/2019
The Mil Corporation Charleston, SC,
  • Developed prototype quick charging LTO Batteries for electric bus application that can be fully charged in 10 minutes at high C-rate without safety concern. These first generation prototypes exhibited 14% improvement in specific energy density vs. similar cell technologies available then.
  • Assembled and lead unique battery team with combined expertise capable of taking battery cell design from laboratory R&D concept to manufacturing. Successfully interfaced this team with Chinese cell manufacture by serving as Chief Technology Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board for Joint Venture for cell development between HK Battery Technologies and a Chinese Battery Company
  • Increased efficiency by analyzing data and maximizing opportunities for improved productivity across several areas
  • Provided cell design specifications, manufacturing line and equipment specs, and ancillary services needs for design of cell production lines for Ningbo Jingwei Traction Battery plant project in China. This essential input facilitated on time delivery of finalized construction plans for this $300M plant
Director of Product R&D, 11/2014 - 07/2015
Chocoladefabriken Lindt Nashville, TN,
  • Drove improvements in discipline and productivity of lithium-ion cell product R&D team. Improved; team communications, cell design process, and process controls. These improvements resulted in ability to rapidly provide safe prototype cells for customer sampling
  • Devoted special emphasis towards quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys. Introduced Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)discipline for product development. These efforts significantly advanced the company towards qualification of as supplier of batteries to the automotive industry
  • Assisted Marketing and Sales to understand customer needs and provide customized products. Emphasis was placed on educating sales team about product value attributes. Sales team subsequently realized greater than 100% increase in customer interest and request for samples
Director of R&D, 03/2013 - 09/2014
New York Life Billings, MT,
  • Assembled innovated team of engineers and scientists for purpose of improving performance of novel ceramic filled, coated micro porous separator products for use in lithium-ion cells. Successfully introduced four prototype product versions for customer evaluation
  • Worked with manufacturing director to defining and greatly improve; production process specifications, process optimization and product Quality Control Practices. Made great steps forward towards company qualification as prospective multi $million/yr supplier of enhanced safety separator products for use in automotive battery applications and procedures
  • Supported Marketing and Sales activities by traveling to China on two occasions for "in factory" customer assistance with evaluation product using their cell winding machines. Increased customer onsite evaluation requests by greater than 50%
Director, 10/2005 - 03/2013
Altair Nanotechnologies City, STATE,
  • Focused newly assembled team on developing innovative and cutting-edge approaches at all levels with effective resource allocation and strategic planning. Successfully developed fast charge, high power, long life lithium-ion battery cell prototypes. Product prototypes were employed in; early Lightening GT electric car, Proterra electric bus, and in electric dragster that setNational Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Super Pro class world speed record
  • Simultaneously executed contract cell development and manufacturing programs with two Korean cell manufactures. Strategically assigned and deployed individual team members to accomplished development of 1st and 2nd generation versions of advanced lithium-ion cells. These cells were used in ALTI ESS energy storage product with frequency regulation capability
  • Uniquely served as both R&D Manager and Director of Battery engineering for close to three years. Leading edge research begun during this period resulted in five patents and patent applications that enhanced company patent portfolio and increased company value
Cisco Certified Network Professional Cisco: , Expected in 03/2006
Computer Educational Services - Tampa, FL,
Bachelor's Degree: Chemistry, Expected in
  • Graduated cum laude

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