Leading the charge
Materials science, chemistry, electronic engineering, business management:
the Zap&Go team has deep expertise in all these fields and more.
Stephen Voller C Eng
Stephen is an experienced business leader and a recognised authority on energy storage technologies. He is the inventor of Carbon-Ion and he founded ZapGo Limited in 2013 to produce the next generation of energy storage devices based on this technology platform, with four core values: to be faster charging, safer, longer lasting and more recyclable than lithium batteries. Stephen has taken several technology businesses through concept, design and then into production. He launched the first ever CE-marked hydrogen fuel cell product, and was co-founder of the hydrogen storage company, Cella Energy. He previously ran a $1bn business unit at IBM. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Simon Harris MA
Simon joined the Board in April 2015 from corporate finance house Envestors, where he raised many millions in equity, loans and grants for high-tech companies. He also is leading Zap&Go's drive into China and the Asia-Pacific region. His former career was in international advertising with Saatchi & Saatchi.
An electronics engineer by training, David has particular experience of high technology procurement and manufacture in North America and Asia Pacific. He was previously COO of optical processor company Bookham Technology (now Oclaro Inc), and has since held Board positions with both start-ups and LSE and NASDAQ-quoted companies.
Charles Resnick BSc MBA
Charles has 30 years of global management experience in financial, technical and consumer corporations. He was founder and Managing Partner of Inflexion, an early-stage VC fund, and has been involved in over 100 M&A deals. Under the Bush and Clinton administrations he assisted the President in negotiating with G-7 Finance Ministers.
Dr Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr.
Ed is Sr. Vice President, Engineering of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and is Qualcomm Fellow. He has been with Qualcomm for over 28 years. Ed was responsible for starting Qualcomm's involvement in standards and industry organizations, and leading that aspect of Qualcomm since its beginnings in the early 1990s. Ed holds many patents related to cellular communications technology. Previously he was a Member of the Technical Staff of MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He holds a PhD from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He sits on the boards of the Open Connectivity Foundation and the Open Mobile Alliance. He is also on the Board of Overseers of the Peabody Essex Museum.
An experienced CFO with an Electric Vehicle, National ID and Secure Smart Card background, Tim has worked as managing director or finance director with innovative engineering and manufacturing businesses helping to improve their productivity and performance. In addition to financial management he leads on the specification, design and build of our manufacturing facility at Harwell.
Dr David Welch
Dr Welch co-founded Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) in 2010 and has served as President since June 2013. Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer of the Transmission Division of JDS Uniphase Corporation, an optical component company and Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development of SDL, an optical component company. Dave currently serves on the board of directors of AntriaBio, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Dave holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Science & Engineering
Paul Blackmore C Eng
Paul is a recognised authority on energy storage technologies. He has built teams to research, develop and manufacture energy storage devices in multinational defence companies, universities and start-ups. Most recently he designed and constructed the $20m lithium-ion battery and supercapacitor pilot facility at WMG at the University of Warwick, which supports projects for customers such as Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan.
Rob is an expert in the design, sourcing and manufacture of mechanical products. He is qualified and trained in Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma to Green Belt level. He has good commercial awareness from ten years working in purchasing and on the Shop Floor.
Dr Madhuri Dutta
Madhuri works on the development and formulation of tailored carbons and electrode making processes for supercapacitors. She has a Doctorate in Materials from Oxford. Her research specialisation includes carbon nanostructures, carbon inks, thin-films, and composites.
Dr Marappa (‘Raj’) Rajendran
Raj’s doctorate is from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has led research studies into advanced materials and energy systems and was a tutor at Warwick University from 1996 to 2006. Since 2007 he has conducted applied research in the fields of fuel cells, power semiconductors and quantum electronics.
Dr Nazanin Rashidi
Naz has a doctorate from Oxford in solid-state chemistry working on energy storage materials. Her work at Zap&Go involves the combination of different carbon materials and different electrolytes.
Mike has worked on design and build of special purpose machinery for high volume manufacturing in Europe, USA and Japan, mainly for automotive and avionics components. His technical disciplines include energy management, power electronics and battery systems.
Vince has been working in the Electronics industry for over 30 years. His skills range from analogue electronics design through digital electronics, microprocessors to power and signal processing techniques.
Dr. Hugh Sutherland
Hugh is a highly experienced technical leader and scientist with a track record of delivering complex development programmes. His broad expertise includes fundamental research into low-carbon energy devices, polymer synthesis and other relevant technologies. Most recently he has been working on technology, market and business strategies to facilitate the spin-out of low-carbon energy businesses from leading UK research institutions. In addition to a PhD (Surrey), Hugh holds an MBA (Henley) and an MChem (York).
Gayle Baker BSc
Since obtaining her degree in Human Biology, Gayle then went to an office environment where she was a personal assistant for a number of years. Gayle is now enjoying her role as office manager at Zap&Go, assisting the team.
Léa is French but based in Milan, Italy, from where she handles all Zap&Go’s online enquiries, web traffic and customer dialogues. She also supports Simon Harris in maintaining contact with Zap&Go’s 180 private investors.
Greg is a former Investment Banker. He has conducted business development for internet marketing company FreeRide Media, Flash memory software developer Migo, specialty chemical manufacturer Tasker and nano-technology cooling company Celsia.
We are delighted to welcome David Welch and Edward Tiedemann to the board Stephen Voller, CEO & Founder