Axion Power International Inc. has hired Robert F. Nelson, Ph.D., as vice president of manufacturing engineering. He will oversee the company's manufacturing team and focus on expanding the company's energy storage technologies.
Nelson is a specialized manufacturing design and development professional with over 40 years of experience in academia and industry. From 1967 through 1977, he worked as an assistant professor of chemistry at California State University, Sacramento; the University of Idaho; and the University of Georgia. Since 1977, Nelson has held a variety of increasingly responsible technical management positions at leading firms in the lead-acid battery industry, including Gates Corp., Portable Energy Products, the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium, Bolder Technologies Corp.; and, most recently, Firefly Energy Inc., where he served as senior vice president of engineering.