James McDougall is a battery industry veteran and entrepreneur with experience in commercializing new technologies. During the last 22 years he has held senior management positions and consulting roles in North America, Asia and Europe. At International Components Corporation, a leading developer and producer of battery chargers, he held several global executive roles in sales and marketing, product management and manufacturing with several P&L operational assignments in Asia. At Valence Technologies (VLNC) NASDAQ, he was responsible for the worldwide marketing and licensing of the company’s extensive patent portfolio of Li-polymer battery technology. As a consultant to Dow Chemical, he was effective in the spin-out, formation and first round funding of Aveso Displays, where he later joined and led business development as VP of Global Sales. At Solicore, he created and trademarked the Flexion® product line of thin, flexible Li-polymer batteries enabling first generation, two-factor security, OTP display cards for online banking and transactions. James evangelized the Flexion® product line from concept to contracts totaling millions of units per year securing global OEM and distribution partners. During his career, James has been instrumental in securing over $100 million in venture capital, private equity and government grants for emerging technology and growth companies. James has an MBA from Thunderbird, The School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Science in International Business Management from Ferris State University. Post graduate studies include Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage at Stanford University School of Engineering and Private Equity and Venture Capital at Harvard Business School.