November 10, 2021: Nanoramic, an energy storage and advanced materials company, announced early November it had added two senior industry leaders to its advisory board. These are Rick Wagoner, former chairman and CEO and Larry Burns, former corporate VP of research and development.
“Wagoner and Burns will assist Nanoramic in revolutionizing the lithium-ion battery market with its Neocarbonix electrode technology,” said the firm. “Using Neocarbonix, battery manufacturers can reduce costs by 20% and improve energy density by 30% compared to current battery designs, substantially increasing the range and affordability of electric vehicles.
Wagoner had a 32-year career at GM and is best known for his pivotal leadership as the company’s chairman and CEO. Since retiring from GM in 2009, he has been active as a board member and adviser to various public and early-stage companies. He is chairman of Invesco and a board member of ChargePoint, Excelitas Technologies, and Graham Holdings.
Burns worked in R&D for GM from 1998-2009, during which he was responsible for advanced technology development, product portfolio, and strategic planning.
In 2011, Burns was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering for his leadership and contributions to automotive technologies. He currently advises organizations such as Kitson & Partners, Goodyear, and Niron Magnetics on the future of mobility, manufacturing, energy, and innovation.
Previously, he was a consultant to Waymo (Google self-driving cars), a professor of engineering practice at the University of Michigan, and director of the Program for Sustainable Mobility at Columbia University.