Amprius, leader in next-generation lithium-ion batteries with its Silicon Anode Platform, Appoints Kathleen Bayless to Board of Directors.
Amprius Technologies, Inc. (“Amprius”) (NYSE: AMPX), a leader in next-generation lithium-ion batteries with its Silicon Anode Platform, has appointed Kathleen Bayless as an independent director on its Board of Directors, effective April 25, 2023. Ms. Bayless will serve as the Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee.
Kathleen Bayless is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience leading technology-focused public companies. Prior to her retirement in 2015, she served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Synaptics Incorporated, a leader in human interface semiconductor technology.
Donald Dixon, Chairman of the Board, said:
On behalf of the entire leadership team at Amprius, I would like to welcome Kathy to our Board of Directors.
“Kathy is a seasoned executive and board member who is well-versed in the various challenges and opportunities in our marketplace. We are fortunate to be bringing on someone of Kathy’s caliber to the Board and look forward to benefitting from her unique perspective and leadership as our new Audit Committee Chair.”
Kathleen Bayless said:
Amprius is driving the electric mobility sector forward with its commercially available silicon anode technology.
“As demand for Amprius batteries’ exceptional power and efficiency grows, so will our push for expanded production capacity. I look forward to leveraging my background to help Amprius continue to scale its infrastructure and capitalize on the exciting growth opportunity ahead.”
Previously, Ms. Bayless was Chief Financial Officer and Secretary at Komag Incorporated, a leading supplier of thin-film disks to the hard disk drive industry, where she also held other financial leadership positions during her tenure. She previously worked with the public accounting firm Ernst & Young as well.
Ms. Bayless currently serves on the board of directors of Veeco Instruments, a publicly traded semiconductor equipment manufacturer, and Ballard Power Systems, a publicly traded manufacturer of PEM fuel cells. Ms. Bayless is currently the Chair of the Audit Committee at Veeco Instruments. She holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the California State University, Fresno.
For additional details, please reference the Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27, 2023, which can also be found in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website.
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 known 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 anodes and cells.
To serve significant customer demand for its high-performance silicon anode lithium-ion batteries, Amprius recently entered into a lease agreement for an approximately 774,000 square foot facility in Brighton, Colorado that initially provides a potential of up to 5 gigawatt-hours (GWh) manufacturing capacity.
Amprius’ commercially available batteries deliver up to 450 Wh/kg and 1,150 Wh/L, the industry’s highest known energy density cells available on the market. Based on Amprius’ current level of battery performance and pilot production, the Company will be able to use its proprietary anode technology to deliver battery cells that contain energy density levels that approach 2x the performance of current commercially available graphite cells. For additional information, please visit amprius.com. Also, see the Company’s LinkedIn and Twitter pages.
Amprius Appoints Kathleen Bayless to Board of Directors, FREMONT, Calif., April 27, 2023
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