Nation brings over 30 years of operations, engineering, and product development experience from the automotive industry.
January 24, 2014– AllCell Technologies, producer of safe and long-lasting lithium-ion batteries for transportation and renewable energy applications, today announced the hiring of Tom Nation as VP of Manufacturing. Nation brings over 30 years of operations, engineering, and product development experience from the automotive industry to assist the rapidly-growing battery firm as it ramps up production capacity.
"We are thrilled to have somebody with Tom's breadth and depth of experience join our team at this critical stage in our growth," said AllCell CEO Said Al-Hallaj. "As we continue to add new customers and develop increasingly complex products, Tom's leadership will be invaluable."
Nation began his career at Ford Motor Company, where he held a variety of engineering, operations, and management positions. When Ford spun off the components division as Visteon in 2001, Nation took on the role of Senior Director of European Manufacturing Operations for Visteon, with responsibility for 15 manufacturing sites across 4 countries. He finished his career at Visteon as Global Senior Director for the Powertrain Cooling Product Line & Climate Product Group TQCM where he successfully achieved annual cost reductions of $240 million for the $4 billion product group.
Nation is looking forward to the new challenge of managing growth for a technology start-up. "AllCell's thermal management technology provides tremendous benefits for large battery systems, and I am very excited to support the rapid growth of the company."