Meza Brings Extensive Expertise in Manufacturing and Organizational Leadership
RENO, NV / ACCESSWIRE / July 28, 2021 / American Battery Metals Corporation (OTCQB:ABML) (the "Company" or "ABTC"), an American-owned lithium-ion battery recycling technology and advanced battery metal extraction company with extensive mineral resources in Nevada, which is in the process of changing its name to American Battery Technology Company (ABTC), today announced that operational leader Andrés Meza has joined the organization as its new Chief Operating Officer.
As ABTC continues its rapid growth and moves through the construction, commissioning, and continuous operations of its first lithium-ion battery recycling facility, it is critical that it enlists the expertise of a Chief Operating Officer (COO) with direct hands-on experience both with the operations of manufacturing facilities as well as with the evolution of high-growth startups to established global corporations. After an extensive national search across a wide range of industries, ABTC is excited to announce that it has selected Andrés Meza to lead these efforts and to accept these responsibilities.
Meza has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and started off his professional career at Georgia Pacific working as a process engineer at a paper mill. After working to gain direct hands-on chemical manufacturing expertise throughout the processing plant, he was promoted to a shift team leader. To further enhance his management and leadership skillsets, he then attended the Harvard Business School and obtained his MBA degree. After graduation, he went to work for Apple as a global supply manager and focused on the commissioning and scale-up of manufacturing facilities across Asia and the implementation of cost efficiencies throughout their supply chain.
After four years optimizing high-volume manufacturing at Apple, he went to work at the management consultancy firm McKinsey and Company as an engagement manager. In this role, he analyzed the manufacturing operations of global corporations and developed strategic assessments for executives to implement operational efficiencies in their facilities and business units. Meza then transitioned away from engagements with large corporations and joined the private equity firm Transom Capital as the Vice President of Operations to work with its suite of portfolio companies in which the firm had invested. At Transom Capital, Meza was able to use his extensive expertise in operational leadership and manufacturing to establish the required procedures and frameworks to help grow these early-stage companies into mature and stable corporations.
"It is very rare to find an individual with this combination of skillsets," said ABTC CTO Ryan Melsert. "Andrés has the ground level foundational understanding of fundamentals that comes from being a hands-on process engineer at a chemical plant, while having the field expertise from commissioning and optimizing high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facilities, while also having the operational leadership experiences from working at premier management consultancy and private equity firms, which together provide the exact set of skills that is needed to support the next stage of American Battery Technology Company's growth and to complement our current leadership team."
With a passion for engineering and protecting the environment, Meza will play a key role in helping ABTC grow as it evolves into a mature and cross-functional manufacturing corporation. From product development to supply chain management, Meza is a trailblazer in organizational transformations - working across multiple industries to envision, construct, and implement effective strategies and processes.
"Andrés brings years of experience that serve to contribute to the mission and progress of ABTC," said ABTC CEO Doug Cole. "His wealth of knowledge in proven organizational leadership and effective strategy implementation will strengthen our team as we cultivate, scale, and expand our business moving forward."
About American Battery Metals Corporation
American Battery Technology Company is uniquely positioned to supply battery metals through its three divisions: lithium-ion battery recycling, battery metal extraction technologies, and primary resources development. The Company issued a public statement outlining its principled approach to executing its ambitious business plan.
American Battery Technology Company has built a clean technology platform that increases production of primary metals used in the batteries that power electric cars, grid storage applications, and consumer electronics and tools. The green platform creates a circular economy for battery metals that champions ethical and environmentally sustainable sourcing of critical materials.
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This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including those with respect to the development timelines and economics for ABTC recycling projects including the development of its initial or subsequent recycling facilities or any lithium-ion mining projects, and the potential results of such efforts, and the effects on timing of such projects, are "forward-looking statements." Although the Company's management believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee that such expectations are, or will be, correct. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's future results to differ materially from those anticipated. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, interpretations or reinterpretations of geologic information, unfavorable exploration results, inability to obtain permits required for future exploration, development or production, general economic conditions and conditions affecting the industries in which the Company operates; the uncertainty of regulatory requirements and approvals; fluctuating mineral and commodity prices, final investment approval and the ability to obtain necessary financing on acceptable terms or at all. Additional information regarding the factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements is available in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020. The Company assumes no obligation to update any of the information contained or referenced in this press release.
SOURCE: American Battery Metals Corporation
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