ESS appoints Eric Dresselhuys as new CEO

– USA, OR –  ESS Inc., a manufacturer of long-duration iron flow batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications, today announced the appointment of Dwight Gibson as CEO.

Craig Evans, co-founder and former CEO of ESS, will remain as company president. He will lead several key functional areas, including engineering, R&D and manufacturing, helping to accelerate the next-generation of product advancements.

About Eric Dresselhuys

Eric Dresselhuys joins ESS with a proven track record of success across a variety of roles in both public and private companies. In 2002, he co-founded Silver Spring Networks, a leader in smart grid networking and data solutions. His 15-year tenure there included a variety of executive roles leading to its initial public offering on the NYSE (NYSE: SSNI) and eventual sale to Itron, Inc. He has also held leadership positions at consumer goods giant, Procter & Gamble, and at Smart Energy Water, a leading software-as-a-service platform for the energy, water and utility sector, among others.

Dresselhuys currently serves as Chairman of Enian, Ltd., which builds data-driven software products for renewable energy professionals, and on the Board of Directors of Autogrid Systems, Inc., a provider of software products and services that analyze smart meter and energy usage information for utilities.

About ESS, Inc.

ESS Inc. designs, builds and deploys environmentally sustainable, low-cost, iron flow batteries for long-duration commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications requiring from 4 to 12 hours of flexible energy capacity. The Energy Warehouse and Energy Center use earth-abundant iron, salt, and water for the electrolyte, resulting in an environmentally benign, long-life energy storage solution for the world’s renewable energy infrastructure. Established in 2011, ESS Inc. enables project developers, utilities, and commercial and industrial facility owners to make the transition to more flexible non-lithium-ion storage that is better suited for the grid and the environment.

ESS Inc. investors include Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Softbank Energy, Evergy Ventures, PTT Global Chemical, BASF Venture Capital, Cycle Capital Management, Presidio Partners Investment Management, IPM Group, and Pangaea Ventures.

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