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Storelectric Moves Up a Gear

Building the businessPosted by Mark Howitt Tue, February 03, 2015 13:38
Storelectric has formalised its board structure by appointing two non-executive directors: David Weaver (left) who is our chairman, and Prof Philip Leigh (right).

David Weaver has long experience in the energy industry. Having started in the CEGB, he went on to head both companies and power station construction projects in the UK, China, Singapore, India and USA, with considerable business elsewhere in SE Asia and the Middle East. He led a UK privatisation team, and regional generation / distribution companies in both California and Australia before returning to set up BP Renewables. He has piloted many new technologies, and taken numerous companies to floatation and trade sale. His experience and expertise will be invaluable as Storelectric moves into pilot plant design, construction and commissioning, and then the same for the full-scale plant.

Phil Leigh is Director Irish Sea Rim, Research & Innovation at the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park. In his role as Director of Research and Innovation, he is building a 0.5MW demonstrator of our technology, funded by the Regional Growth Fund, without money from Storelectric. This will be an experimental facility,used under strict confidentiality. We also epitomise the Irish Sea Rim's academic, industrial and energy aspects, bringing together universities, companies and energy assets throughout the Irish Sea Rim region. He has spun out many technologies into companies.

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