KORE Power Names Mark Hagedorn as VP of Operations Completing Leadership Team
Completing Leadership Team In Advance of Production and Commercialization Efforts KORE Power, a leading developer of high density, high voltage energy storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Mark Hagedorn as VP of Operations. Effective immediately, Mr. Hagedorn will lead the organization’s operational structure as it transitions from research and development to production and commercialization.
Mr. Hagedorn joins KORE following his tenure at Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Inc. where he served as Director of Operations. During his time at ESS, he directed the transformation of the base product and component structure to commercial production; developed the international supply chain and strategic approach to target low cost areas and local production; researched and assessed new facilities/locations; and implemented strategic plans to support the company’s growth and operations. Prior to joining ESS, Mr. Hagedorn served as Operations Manager at FEI (Thermo Fisher Scientific) where he oversaw new product and component testing within North America, among other responsibilities.
“I’m pleased to join KORE during this exciting period of Company growth as potential partners and customers begin vetting the Mark 1 Energy Storage System for commercial viability,” said Mark Hagedorn, VP of Operations at KORE Power. “We are confident that as this evaluation progresses, we will need to rapidly scale our operation and enhance our supply chain, with which I have deep experience.”
At KORE Power, Mr. Hagedorn will be tasked with further developing the Company’s supply chain, further scaling existing operations, and improving profit margins upon commercialization. His experience in identifying and procuring new facilities will be instrumental as KORE Power seeks to break ground on its new factory for production and development of its Mark 1 Energy Storage System solutions in 2020.
“KORE Power has a tremendous market opportunity in front of us, making the addition of Mark to our team so important to maintaining operational efficiency and structure,” said Lindsay Gorrill, CEO of KORE Power. “With our leadership team now in place for the time being, we expect a slew of announcements and corporate milestones. This activity within the energy storage sector will effectively demonstrate that our novel approach to battery product design and customization is commercially viable for industrial and utility-scale storage needs.”
About KORE Power:
KORE Power, Inc. (KORE) is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with operations in Waterbury, Vermont, and Buckeye, Arizona. KORE is the leading U.S.-based developer of battery cell technology for the clean energy industry. With clients in energy storage, e-mobility, utility, industrial and mission-critical markets, KORE Power provides the backbone for decarbonization across the globe. As the first U.S.-based, American-owned, and fully integrated provider of cells, batteries, and solutions, KORE is uniquely positioned to serve these markets. Through the construction and operations of its large-scale battery cell manufacturing facility in the U.S., KORE is positioned to operate at 12 GWh per year capacity. The facility (the “KOREPlex”) will operate with net-zero carbon emissions through strategic partnerships and solar and storage co-generation.
KORE Power’s differentiated approach provides customers with direct access, unparalleled service, superior technology, and Tier 1 product availability. Focused on building sustainable communities, clean energy jobs, and green economic expansion, KORE Power is proud to offer a functional solution to real-world problems and fulfill market demand to deliver a zero-carbon future. The KOREPlex is expected to come to Buckeye, Arizona, and be the anchor to the development of the Sustainable Valley by the end of 2024. For more information, visit www.korepower.com.