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Nano One hires VP External Affairs

  • Mr. Adam Johnson joins Nano One to lead external affairs with governments
  • Brings expertise in public policy and strategic communications to Nano One
  • Team strengthened to support North American cathode commercialization efforts

Nano One® Materials Corp. (Nano One), is a clean technology company with patented processes for the low-cost, low-environmental footprint production of high-performance cathode materials used in lithium-ion batteries. Nano One just announced the hiring of Adam Johnson as Vice President, External Affairs. Mr. Johnson will be overseeing Nano One’s external affairs and engagement efforts as it continues down the path towards cathode commercialization, scale-up, and expansion in North America.

As the world transitions to a net-zero economy and advances towards mass adoption of batteries for EVs and energy storage systems, there are important public policy and business decisions to be made. Developing a safe and reliable supply chain in North America and around the world for batteries is vital for economic, national security, and environmental reasons. Nano One wants to be an active participant in helping shape a sustainable North American battery supply chain.

“Adam is a seasoned and trusted leader with broad communications experience and a solid understanding of government relations,” said, COO, Mr. Alex Holmes. “Adam’s deep-rooted relationships with government and strong business network will enable Nano One to engage and lead on battery supply chain decisions, particularly as we ramp up operations in support of multiple partnerships and business opportunities. Adam’s appointment fills a key role in driving our business transformation and I welcome Adam as a partner to the executive team.”

“I am extremely excited to be joining the Nano One team. At this critical point of transformation from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources, there are deep and challenging issues to overcome. At the same time, I see immense opportunity for Nano One to help shape a battery supply chain in North America and the world,” stated Mr. Johnson. “For over 20 years I have worked on complex and challenging public policy and communications issues both in Government and advising businesses. I believe in the Nano One team and its value proposition.”

Mr. Johnson has over 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles working as a consultant and in Government. Prior to joining Nano One, he was a senior partner at Earnscliffe Strategies, a leading public affairs consultancy, where he provided strategic counsel to small and medium-sized businesses as well as Fortune 200 companies. He is an expert on engaging with the Canadian federal and provincial governments in addition to international government, with a focus on energy, cleantech, transportation, and infrastructure. Mr. Johnson also works on community engagement, market-entry, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Earnscliffe, he was a senior advisor to a Canadian Minister of Industry, amongst several other roles