Batteroo Names Three New Members to its Board of Directors (PR Newswire)
Experienced leadership set to help govern company as it readies Batteriser for market
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Batteroo Inc. today announced that David Martin, Min Park and Bob Pavey have joined its Board of Directors to provide governance and oversight of the company as it prepares to bring Batteriser, an innovative battery-utilization technology, to market. Additionally, Greg Back and Jim Bochnowski have been named Board observers.
Martin has extensive IT industry experience as a senior executive, including CEO of five companies and as a strategic advisor to 16 other IT CEOs. He was Executive Vice President of IT Systems and a Board member at National Semiconductor during the period when the company grew from $99 million to $2.7 billion in revenue. He was CEO of Hitachi Data Systems building it from formation to $1.2 billion in revenue. He has been a Board member and/or observer at 15 companies.
Park currently serves as President of SK Telecom Americas, and SKTA InnoPartners, a wholly owned subsidiary of SK Telecom, Korea, in addition to being the Interim General Partner for SK Telecom Ventures. Park actively sits on a number of boards in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining SK Telecom Americas in 2008, Park was at Motorola where he held various executive positions in Business Development, Global Product Marketing, Strategy, Operations and Product Marketing. He has more than 20 years of experience in Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) Industries, and Management Consulting.
Pavey was a co-founder of and is a partner at Morgenthaler Ventures, one of the most respected venture capital investors in the industry. He served as President and then Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association. Today, he is also an angel investor in numerous companies through Pavey Investments. He has been involved in many of his firm’s successful investments, including Apple Computer, Aptis Communications (acquired by Nortel Networks), Atria, Intrinsa (acquired by Microsoft), Synernetics (acquired by 3Com),and Synopsys. Pavey is a current or former director of many companies over a 47 year venture career.
Batteroo’s Board of Directors is comprised of financial and industry leaders who are spearheading not only the launch of the company, but also the introduction of Batteriser, a reusable sleeve that slips over batteries to instantly tap into the remaining energy that is usually thrown away. In revolutionizing the $14 billion disposable battery market, Batteriser harnesses the up to 80 percent untapped battery energy that remains before an electronic device regards it as powerless, saving consumers money while sparing landfills from unnecessary toxic battery waste.
“As we move Batteroo forward from conceptual stage to one of production and market placement of our innovative Batteriser technology, it is important to have respected and experienced Board members ensuring this transition happens as smoothly as possible,” said Frankie Roohparvar, inventor of the Batteriser technology and Batteroo’s Chairman of the Board. “I look to these gentlemen and their successful leadership as a beacon for where we want the company to be. They share my great passion and excitement for what the Batteriser technology can provide in extending the lifespan of disposable batteries and see how such a technology will revolutionize the industry.”
Batteroo Corporation is an innovator of intelligent power management and delivery systems (Batteriser). It is a sleeve that makes contact with the positive and negative ends of a common battery to access its untapped energy at a highly efficient regulated system voltage. Batteriser can extend the life of disposable alkaline batteries by up to 800 percent, saving consumers money and saving landfills from toxic battery waste which would result in soil contamination and a laundry list of negative environmental impacts. Batteriser has been tested and proven compatible on a variety of battery-operated home and office gadgets, including wireless keyboards, noise-cancelling headphones, Xbox and Wii controllers, TV remote controls, walkie-talkies, digital scales, electric toothbrushes, toys, portable radios, flashlights, and blood pressure monitors. The company was cofounded by Bob Roohparvar Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, who holds more than 20 patents in his 30-year career in power management, semiconductors, and consumer products and Frankie Roohparvar well known executive who holds more than 500 patents. For more information visit www.batteriser.com.