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qualifications - Menahem Anderman, PhD

Menahem Anderman Summary
A broad-based battery industry executive with experience ranging from materials research, cell design and product development to market development and general management. Distinguished within the industry by a combination of technical depth and business comprehension, with an understanding of the particular roles of technology, finance, manufacturing, and marketing in building a successful business.

Employment History

Total Battery Consulting, Inc.
Oregon House, CA

1996 - present
Founder and President
A private consulting firm to the battery and associated industries, specializing in technology, cost, and market assessment, battery system selection and qualification, and battery-related investment andlegal work.
Polystor Corporation
Dublin, CA,

1997 - 1998
  Vice President of Technology
Overall responsibilities for all technical areas, and key contributor to business development activities of this start-up Li Ion battery developer and producer, leading a group of 45 scientists, engineers and technicians.
Within 5 months of hiring, drove design changes on 18650 cell that led to qualification by major customers, enabling PolyStor to be the first non-Japanese company to ship Li Ion cells in volume. Directed the development and transfer to production of the first commercial Li Ion (prismatic) cell featuring LiNiCoO2 cathode. The product exhibits the highest energy density in the industry and passes all IEC and UL tests. Won a $9.5M Hybrid Vehicle battery contract and directed the development work. Conducted trade of analysis and initiated development work of pouch ("polymer") Li Ion cell. Initiated a multimillion-dollar licensing arrangement with Motorola.
Acme Electric Corporation
Tempe, AZ

1988 - 1996
  Vice President and General Manager, Aerospace Division
Complete P&L responsibility of a fully integrated Division. Responsible for the consolidation of two separate operations into one facility. Oversaw the transfer to manufacturing of five new products. Led the division to profitability.
Venture Director, Advanced Energy Systems
Chartered with developing non-aircraft applications for the FNC battery. Developed a space cell design that has outperformed all previous Ni-Cd space batteries. The 1st to Identify the outdoor cabinet telecom market as a significant market opportunity for NiCd. Won several development and qualification programs. Co-invented and directed the development of a sealed Ni-Cd battery incorporating flooded cells.
Technical Director, Advanced Energy System Division
Overall technical responsibility for the design, development and transfer to production of a new line of sealed Ni-Cd cells for the aviation market. Product featured the highest power density, charge rate and cycle life in the industry. Responsible for winning production contracts on the newest aircraft including the Boeing 777, and the only successful worldwide introduction of a sealed Ni-Cd battery as the main engine starting and emergency aircraft battery. Supported start up and application of industrial NiCd batteries for the railway and AGV market.
W. R. Grace and Company
Research Division, Columbia, MD

1983 - 1988
  Project and Group Leader - Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Scaled up laboratory cells into fully packaged AA cells. Co-responsibility for a detailed business plan that assessed W.R. Grace options to commercialize its Rechargeable Lithium Battery technology. Cells designed exceeded state-of-the-art performance for rechargeable consumer batteries. Initiated safety testing.
Research Chemist
Assessed business opportunities for company in existing and developing battery technologies. Developed unique plastic bonded electrodes and a process to fabricate them. Developed prototypes of spirally wound Li-TiS2 cells with over 100Wh/Kg and 150 cycles. Won US Army development contract. Granted seven US and several international patents in electrode and battery technology, including the 1st laminated structured electrodes preceding Belcore.
University of California, Santa Barbara

1980 - 1983
  Research Associate
Studied the photoelectrochemical activity of doped iron oxide electrodes. Developed a P-N junction photoelectrochemical cell that converted solar energy into hydrogen.


Selective Executive Training:

  • 1996 Demand Flow Technology, JIT Institute of Technology
  • 1995 TQM, University of Phoenix
  • 1995 Developing Corporate Core Competence, Lahote Executive Training
  • 1994 Finance and Accounting for Non-financial managers, Un. of Penn.
  • 1994 Market Segmentation, Lahote Executive Training
  • 1993 Creating Share Holder Value, Alcar Institute
  • 1992 Robust Design (Taguchi), American Supply Institute
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1980 to 1983 GPA 4.0. Nominee for Electrochemistry Graduate Research Award. Thesis: Photoelectrochemistry On Doped Iron Oxide Electrodes Multidisciplinary course work included courses in Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Solid Electrolytes, Solid State Physics, and Photochemistry.
  • B.Sc., Chemistry. Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1976 to 1978 GPA 3.8. Dean's List all three years. Completed all requirements in three years.
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US Patents

Composite Cathodic Electrode* Carbon Electrode Cathodic Electrode
M. Anderman and J.T. Lundquist M. Anderman M. Anderman and S.L. Johnson
US Patent No. 4,654,281 - 1987
US Patent No. 4,791,037
US Patent No. 4,735,875 - 1988

Cathodic Electrode Cathodic Electrode Common Vessel Sealed
M. Anderman and J.T. Lundquist M. Anderman and S.L. Johnson Rechargeable Battery
US Patent No. 4,731,310 - 1988 US Patent No. 4,853,305 – 1989 M. Anderman and Boris Tsenter
US Patent No. 5,290,640 - 1994

* First laminate/polymer structure patent, pre-Bellcore


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