NAWA Technologies is pleased to welcome Reinhardt Peper to its Board of Directors, and he will join the company as the Chairman. 

FREMONT, CA: NAWA Technologies, a leader in innovative nanomaterials for energy storage and advanced composite applications, is pleased to welcome Reinhardt Peper to its Board of Directors. Effective June 24, 2021, the veteran automotive global business leader will join the company as Chairman. Company Founder Pascal Boulanger, who continues to be a board member and will now focus entirely on his role as CTO and COO of NAWA Technologies, previously held the position of Chairman. Ulrik Grape, the company's CEO since 2017, will continue in his role.

Peper is known for his remarkable experience in battery systems and technologies and automotive electric powertrain, having recently served as CEO of Robert Bosch Battery Systems, LLC for eight years. Pepers' previous positions include the CEO of Cobasys LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBLimotive, a Bosch-Samsung SDI joint venture created in 2008 to develop and produce lithium-ion batteries for HEV, PHEV, and EVs.

Reinhardt Peper, Chairman of the Board, NAWA Technologies, said, "I am honored to join NAWA Technologies at such an exciting time. The company's rapid expansion under Pascal Boulanger and Ulrik Grapes leadership, with the establishment of divisions both in France and the US and the recent start of production of its pioneering Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube (VACNT) material, which delivers unprecedented advances in energy storage and multifunctional composites, proves the caliber of everyone working at NAWA and the scale of ambition for the future."

Ulrik Grape, CEO of NAWA, said, "We are delighted to welcome Reinhardt Peper to his new position as Chairman of the Board at NAWA. The breadth of experience he brings from his leadership of Bosch and SB LiMotive is an ideal fit. It will further accelerate and help us build a strong customer and partnership strategy towards new and existing global OEM customers in fields such as automotive, power tools, and sensor-based IoT. On behalf of everyone at NAWA we look forward to working with Reinhardt to advance NAWA to the next stage."

Pascal Boulanger, CTO and COO of NAWA Technologies said, "I am very pleased that Reinhardt Peper has joined NAWA, his experience is a huge asset as we enter our most important global growth phase. Handing the baton of Chairman to him allows me to remain on the board and fully focus my attention on technical development of our nano-material, further realizing the vision of the company."