LG Chem Power Inc. CEO Named Technologist of the Year
Denise Gray is a respected leader in the Battery Management Systems industry
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"It's an honor to be selected for this prestigious award," said Ms. Gray. "LG Chem Power Inc's goal is to be the North American center of excellence for vehicle and energy storage applications. It's an honor to be named personally, and as an organization, to such an elite list."
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Located in Troy, Michigan, at the heart of the automotive industry, LG Chem Power Inc. is a North American subsidiary of LG Chem Ltd., one of the world's largest producers of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles and commercial, military, conversion, and portable equipment applications.
LG Chem Power Inc. was formed in 2000 in the United States as a local source for the research, development, engineering, design, and packaging of lithium-ion batteries.
About Ms. Denise Gray
Denise Gray is president of LG Chem Power Inc. (LGCPI), the North American subsidiary of lithium-ion battery maker, LG Chem (LGC), Korea. In this position, she has overall responsibility for the strategic direction, engineering and business development activities of the business.
Prior to joining LGCPI, Gray served as vice president of Electrification Powertrain Engineering at AVL List, GmbH, where she was responsible for AVL's Electrification Business Unit. She is respected in the industry as the director of Global Battery Systems Engineering at General Motors, where her team successfully developed and launched the lithium-ion battery system used in the Chevrolet Volt, working closely with the LG Chem team. The Volt uses LG Chem battery cells produced at the company's plant in Holland, Michigan.
Gray received her MS in Engineering Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University.
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