January 7, 2021: Reinhardt Peper, former CEO of Bosch Battery Systems, has joined IQ International’s advisory board after retiring from Bosch in November, IQ announced on January 1.
Based in Detroit, US, Peper had headed up Bosch battery since 2013, having joined the company in 1984. Apart from a three-year stint as CEO of Cobasys from 2009, Peper’s career had been spent entirely with Bosch until now.
Before retiring, he oversaw all company operations with regional responsibility for the Bosch energy storage business in North America, as well as being part of the Bosch electric power train and lithium battery development team.
Peper’s experience in international business, new technology and as part of the powertrain development team were cited by IQ CEO Kevin Loman as reasons for the appointment.
“This is an incredible addition of complementary skill to the diverse experience of the current advisory board members,” he said.
“The vast and varied intellectual property pipeline of IQ International presents compelling change for the traditional lead-acid battery industry,” said Peper.
“The vision and strategy to leverage the existing supply chain, commercialize recycling technologies and develop new technologies for application-specific and commercial economic constraints induced me to join the IQ advisory board.”
In October IQ appointed two former Johnson Controls Power Solutions (now Clarios) battery experts to its full-time workforce. Ray Brown, appointed chief integration officer, and Dennis Brown, chief marketing officer, already had seats on IQ’s advisory board.