CLARE, Mich., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advanced Battery Concepts' board of directors announced that it has added David Barrie to its board and elected him chairman effective February 10th, 2017.
David Barrie succeeds Ted Skinner, who, after five successful years as chairman, announced in January his decision to step down from the chairmanship but will remain on ABC's board of directors.
David has spent the last two and a half years assisting Advanced Battery Concepts with its technology licensing strategy to global battery manufacturers in his capacity as the Principle of Barrie International LLC – a company providing strategic and operational consulting, principally in the area of mergers and acquisitions, to senior management of companies in the U.S. and abroad including NYSE listed companies and international advisory firms. David has considerable experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, international business and building for growth.
David has and does hold many significant positions including Chairman of the Board at MFRI Inc., Senior Executive Advisory Board member of Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Company ("BGL"), an investment banking firm, Sitting Director on a private for-profit company, Director for several non-profit institutions, including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. In addition, David serves as an instructor for the Cornell Law School annual transactional law competition and has presented programs on best merger and acquisition practices to corporate executives. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD") and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Kenyon College and his Juris Doctor, Law, from Cornell University Law.
Dr. Edward Shaffer, Advanced Battery Concepts CEO & founder, commented "David brings a vast amount of experience to our team and has already demonstrated his abilities with the successful negotiation of our first two technology licenses to global battery manufactures. We are very proud to have David as chairman to help ABC continue its license roll out in 2017 with several potential licensees already engaged."
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SOURCE Advanced Battery Concepts