OSLO, Norway, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Vianode, an advanced battery materials company providing permanent anode graphite solutions, has appointed Howard Ormonroyd as CFO. As a member of the executive management team, he will focus on financing and value creation as Vianode establishes itself as a leading supplier of batteries and EV value chains in North America and Europe.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Ormonroyd takes up the position effective February 14 from JPMorgan, where he was an executive and technical director in the Global Metals & Mining investment banking division for more than 10 years. He will oversee the execution of Vianode’s phased multi-billion dollar investment program to develop industrial scale production of high performance synthetic anode graphite with a 90% reduction in CO2 footprint.
“Howard adds a unique combination of global managerial capability as well as financial expertise and extensive experience from the energy, industrial and renewables markets. He will bring together strong owners and partners to deliver on Vianode’s growth strategy and our ambition of delivery “Will play a key role in bringing high-performance anode graphite solutions to 3 million EVs per year by 2030,” says Burkhard Straube, CEO of Vianode.
Ormonroyd has a proven track record of facilitating large and attractive financing for fast-growing companies. He has industrial and managerial experience from companies on three continents, including WestLB and Rio Tinto. He holds a BEng in Mining Engineering from the University of Nottingham and an MSc in Mineral Project Appraisal from Imperial College London.
Vianode is positioned to meet the growing demand for battery and anode graphite solutions driven by global electrification and EV deployment. Vianode intends to reduce further mobility and create significant stakeholder value through a strategically phased expansion with production sites in North America and Europe. The completion of a US$200 million industrial customer qualification plant in Heroya, Norway later this year will mark the next scale-up milestone.
“Vianode offers a unique opportunity to drive the energy transition through the supply of efficient, low-emission materials to battery and EV manufacturers in North America and Europe. I look forward to helping Vianode bring graphite production to scale. I am looking forward to applying the skills and experience I have gained from the planning stage through to real life facilities and being part of this hugely impressive team,” says Howard Ormonroyd.
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Vianode is an advanced battery materials company providing sustainable anode graphite solutions to the battery and EV value chains in North America and Europe. ViaNode’s breakthrough solution enables a tailored high-performance synthetic anode graphite and overall sustainability offering including a 90% reduction in CO2 footprint. The company is currently preparing to launch its customer qualification plant in Heroya, Norway, before executing its multi-billion dollar phased investment program for larger scale plants in North America and Europe. The long-term ambition is to supply advanced battery materials to 3 million EVs per year by 2030. Vianode is owned by world leading industrial and financial companies Alkem, Hydro and Altor.
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