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6K Announces New Additions to Leadership Team


September 5, 2019

6K Adds Seasoned Go-to-Market Executive Kevin O’Shea as Chief Commercial Officer and Battery Market Veteran Dr. Richard Holman as VP of Battery Products

North Andover, MA., September 5, 2019 — 6K, 6K, the world’s leading developer of microwave plasma technology for materials production used in additive manufacturing, battery and other industrial markets, today announced that it has expanded its executive leadership team with two new executive hires. Reporting to CEO Aaron Bent, PhD., Kevin O’Shea has joined as Chief Commercial Officer and will lead the company’s commercial efforts globally. Richard Holman, Ph.D., has joined as Vice President of Battery Products and will drive 6K’s strategy and development of technologies for the emerging battery market for electronic vehicles, power tools and more.

“6K’s UniMelt™ system is a platform technology that significantly enhances material options in various markets. We have constructed a world-class team to help manage the rapid growth within our individual business units and industry focus areas,” said Aaron Bent, Chief Executive Officer of 6K. “Following our Series B-2 Investment, the company is at the doorstep of our commercial launch.  Having the go-to-market experience Kevin brings to 6K is absolutely critical to our success across markets such as batteries and additive manufacturing.”

Prior to joining 6K, Kevin O’Shea had held various commercial roles for Merck KGaA, Sigma Aldrich, and Dow Electronic Materials, and was CEO of Soulbrain Sigma Aldrich JV.  Kevin received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MBA from Clark University. ​

Bent added, “The UniMelt platform represents a true paradigm shift in the way materials are produced for the battery sector driving costs down and increasing throughput 10-fold.  Dr. Holman’s technical background with the development of materials like Li-Ion combined with his experience leading product development will propel 6K significantly forward for our batteries business.”

Dr. Holman spent over 10 years at A123Systems where he joined at its inception and ultimately served as Director of Core Cell Engineering, followed by six years at 24M technologies where he served as VP of Product Development working on next-generation lithium-ion technology.  He received his Ph.D. in materials science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

6K will be exhibiting at the upcoming Battery Show, September 10-12 in Novi MI. Attendees are encouraged to visit 6K’s booth #1731 to learn more about the company’s UniMelt platform and technology offerings.