Energy, Utilities & Water  November 4, 2021

Solid Power hires new CFO, CMO

LOUISVILLE — Solid Power Inc., the Louisville-based developer of all-solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, has hired a new chief financial officer and a new chief marketing officer. 

New chief financial officer Kevin Paprzycki, who takes over the role from Steve Fuhrman, previously held the same position with Scott’s Liquid Gold-Inc. 

Before that, he held leadership positions with Westmoreland Coal Co.

New chief marketing officer Jon Jacobs was most recently a vice president at Wildcat Discovery Technologies Inc. and previously held roles at Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F).

Solid Power has existing connections to Ford. The auto giant was joined by BMW Group and Volta Energy Technologies LLC, a venture-capital group based in Warrenville, Illinois, to lead a $130 million Series B funding round that closed in May. 

Solid Power is in the midst of a go-public strategy through a merger with special purpose acquisition company Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corp. III (Nasdaq: DCRC).

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