About Battery Resourcers

Enabling a circular economy.

Battery Resourcers is committed to changing the dynamics for processing end of life lithium ion batteries.

Battery Resourcers technology incorporates the best of Hydro Process Recycling

and Direct Recycling. Able to accept a mixed input of battery material chemistries

to produce a defined premium grade cathode output.


Battery Resourcers is a sustainable closed-loop battery cathode supply chain solution.

Meet The Team


Michael O’Kronley


Age 49. Appointed CEO in March, 2020, having previously served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2017.  Previously the Head of Corporate Strategy at A123 Systems; Previous management, business development, operations and engineering roles at Metaldyne Corp. and Robert Bosch.  Bachelors and Masters in Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Daniel P. Russell


Age 57. With the Company since 2019. Previously, VP Operations at 24M Technologies, SVP Operations at Pixelligent Technologies; VP International Operations, Evergreen Solar; Design Engineering Manager, Honeywell; Department Manager, Texas Instruments. Masters in Management from WPI and BS Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University. Six Sigma and PMP certified.


Andrew Aberdale


Age 54. Joined the Company in February, 2020. Previously CFO of Target Hospitality, (NASDAQ: TH) which he helped lead to an IPO in March 2019 for $1.4 billion, having served in various capacities at TH since 2010. Previously in private consulting and 12 years of engineering, manufacturing and plant management with W.R. Grace & Co. BS Chemical Engineering from WPI, MBA from St. Mary’s College of California. Co-Vice Chairman Board of Trustees at WPI.


Yan Wang

Chief Scientist and Director

Dr. Wang is a co-founder of Battery Resourcers and the primary inventor of the recycling technology. As a Professor at WPI he has been investigating lithium ion battery recycling since 2011. He is an expert in electrochemistry with over 12 years of experience in the field.


Eric Gratz, Ph.D.

CTO and Director

Age 36. Dr. Gratz is a co-founder of Battery Resourcers. He has been with BR from 2016 to present, during which time he has raised $1.9 million of financing and $2.4 million of grants. Previously a Professor at WPI, and a Research Assistant at Boston University. Ph.D. Material Science and Engineering from Boston University, BS Chemistry, University of Washington.

Joseph Bush

VP Business Development

Age 39.  Since 2018 VP of Business Development. Previously Executive Director at Worcester CleanTech Incubator; Co-founder of Illium Technologies, Associate Director, Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College. Ph.D. Brown University, BS Chemistry from WPI.

Matt Beaudry

Senior Process Engineer

Qing Yin

Lab Manager

Meet The Board

Board Members


A123 Systems

Weimin Li

Vice President, Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute

Diran Apelian

Board Chairman
Dr. Apelian is a co-founder of Battery Resourcers and the
Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering at WPI.

Advisory Board

Dr. Dave Spencer

wTe Founder,
Chairman & CTO

Mike Aspinwall

CCP Equity Partners,
Managing Partner

Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang

MIT Professor
A123 Co-founder

Mr. Pearson Spaght

Fletcher Spaght Ventures,
Founding Partner

John Scudiere

American Superconductor Corporation

Colin Boisvert

Engineering Technician

Kshama Vyas

Research Technician & 
Safety Compliance Coordinator 

Meet The Partners

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Battery Resourcers Inc

54 Rockdale St

Worcester, MA, 01606

Email: info@batteryresourcers.com

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