Avalon Battery

About Avalon

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Founded in 2013, Avalon’s mission is to make renewable energy reliable by delivering the world’s most flexible, most durable energy storage systems. The combination of low-cost renewable power generation and our Avalon™ vanadium redox flow batteries deliver electricity on demand, 24 hours a day, at lower cost than conventional sources.

AVALON OPERATES WORLDWIDE

We deploy skilled teams with extensive commercial, technical, and operational expertise to deliver on projects around the world.

CORPORATE OFFICES AND COMMERCIAL HEADQUARTERS

Oakland, California, USA

ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS CENTER

Vancouver, Canada

manufacturing plant

Suzhou, China

AVALON’S EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM ARE RECOGNIZED GLOBAL LEADERS IN ENERGY PRODUCT MANUFACTURING, PRODUCT COMMERCIALIZATION, TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCIAL STRUCTURING. AVALON’S LEADERSHIP INCLUDES:
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LARRY ZULCH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Larry has over 30 years of experience successfully commercializing advanced technologies and scaling the companies that deliver those technologies to market. He was formerly the CEO of Dantz Development (acquired by EMC), Photometics, PLCD, Cloud Engines, and Savvius (acquired by LiveAction). He served as VP and Officer at EMC, and as Executive Chairman of Freerange Communications (acquired by Sprint via Handmark).

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MATT HARPER

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Matt is an engineer and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience developing and commercializing clean energy technologies, including 14 years in energy storage. Prior to co-founding Avalon, Matt served as VP Products and Services at Prudent Energy, earned a masters degree in systems engineering from MIT, and invented seven US patents.

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JOHNSON CHIANG

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Johnson is a visionary corporate executive and global manufacturing operations leader. Before co-founding Avalon, Johnson was CEO at Prudent Energy, COO at Suntech Power Holdings, and division head at Foxconn. Johnson trained as an industrial engineer, and spent the first part of his career in operations management and ultimately as a corporate executive at Solectron Corporation, a two-time U.S. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Winner.

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ANDY KLASSEN

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Andy a is chemical engineer with over 20 years of experience leading the development of groundbreaking fuel cell systems, energy storage devices and related technologies. Before co-founding Avalon, Andy was CTO at Prudent Energy, where he led both intellectual property and technology development. Andy counts 14 years in the battery industry, and holds four US patents.

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BRIAN ADAMS

VICE PRESIDENT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

A chemical engineer by training, Brian has spent his 15 year career in electrochemical systems research, development and commercialization, including eight years in the energy storage industry. Before joining Avalon, Brian was manager of Systems Engineering at Prudent Energy.

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BEN DUPERTHAL

SENIOR DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS

Ben has over 18 years of experience in clean technology manufacturing and operations management. He was a production manager for a major photovoltaic manufacturer before joining Day4 Energy, ultimately serving as Director of Operations. Ben is named as inventor on two patents, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Duisburg, Germany.

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ANNA KINNA

CORPORATE CONTROLLER

Anna is a CPA and CMA with over 15 years of experience in corporate accounting. That experience spans rapidly expanding technology companies, public practice and industry; across those sectors, she has been responsible for complex debt and equity transactions, multi-entity consolidated reporting, and global tax compliance.

Careers

Are you interested in working on hard problems with amazing people? Are you passionate about creating a world where clean energy is available on demand? Do you have superpowers in technology development, product commercialization or operations, and a track record of proving to the world what you can do? We want to hear from you. Please send a note expressing your interest, along with supporting documentation, to [email protected]. We regret that, because of the volume of inquiries received, we can only respond to candidates selected for specific positions.

"AVALON HAS THE BEST ENGINEERING GROUP IN THE ENTIRE STORAGE INDUSTRY."
Alex Au
CTO, NEXTracker

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