September 30, 2021: Former Panasonic manufacturing general manager Randy Cowder will lead KORE Power’s new facility in Buckeye, Arizona, the battery cell technology developer announced today.
Cowder, who becomes vice president of manufacturing and heads up the company’s KOREPlex facility, previously worked in Panasonic’s gigafactory in nearby Nevada.
He has more than 25 years’ experience in manufacturing, the company says, and will help to build an American supply chain of energy storage solutions.
KORE Power’s new facility will add a whopping 16GWh capacity to its existing 2GWh by the end of 2023.
Its battery cells are made for the energy storage, e-mobility, utility, industrial and mission-critical markets, KORE says.