TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–e-Zinc, the company enabling sustainable, long-duration energy storage with its zinc-air battery, announced today that it has appointed energy and technology industry leader Ron Dizy to its Board of Directors. As a member of the board, Dizy will bring deep industry experience to help e-Zinc grow, commercialize its energy storage technology, and secure new funding.
Currently, Dizy is the co-Founder and Managing Director at Red Jar Capital where he serves a dual role as an operator and investor in the technology and advanced energy sectors. At Red Jar, Dizy is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, leading investments, and finding ways to consistently add value to Red Jar’s portfolio and partner companies. Dizy is also an active participant in the advanced energy sector, and he is frequently sought out as a consultant by government, energy agencies, and utility organizations.
“A key requirement for a sustainable energy future is long duration storage. e-Zinc’s vision to bring that capability in a cost effective and sustainable package was the key factor motivating me to join its Board,” said Ron Dizy. “I have been watching James’ leadership at e-Zinc over the past three years, and am very impressed with the progress that e-Zinc has made to validate its zinc-air batteries. I’m excited to support the company in bringing this technology to commercial adoption at scale.”
Prior to co-founding Red Jar, Dizy was the Chief Commercial Officer at Spark Power, where he led sales, product management & marketing, business development, and corporate strategy with a focus on bringing new customer-centric solutions to the industrial, commercial, and utility markets. Before that, he was the SVP of Partnerships at clean tech startup community and consultancy MaRS, where he was responsible for helping utilities around the world adopt innovation at scale, and help them survive in a world being rapidly changed by technology, customer preferences, and regulations.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ron to e-Zinc’s Board of Directors and leverage his deep expertise in energy, technology, and venture capital to advance the commercialization of our zinc-based, long-duration energy storage systems,” said James Larsen, CEO at e-Zinc. “As an industry leader, Ron brings valuable and diverse experience, a pragmatic perspective, and shares our passion for enabling a renewable energy future. We look forward to learning from him and building a bright future for e-Zinc together.”
For more information, visit www.e-zinc.ca.
e-Zinc is a zinc-air battery company based in Toronto. The company’s energy storage system can be up to 80 percent more cost effective than comparable lithium-ion systems for long-duration applications. Importantly, its energy storage system can operate in cold and hot climates and is made of abundant and recyclable materials. www.e-zinc.ca.
Brandon Reid for e-Zinc