An innovative, closed-loop cathode material supply chain solution.

Hydro-to-Cathode™ Battery Recycling Process
The most efficient way from end-of-life Li-ion batteries to cathode active materials

Batter Resourcers Hydro-to-Cathode™ Battery Recycling Process

Transforming the lithium-ion battery supply chain.

Our process takes old cathode material down to the atomic level to create new cathode materials to meet the needs of cell manufacturing today.

We are able to accept a mixed input of battery material chemistries to convert them into new, premium-grade cathode products. 


Enabling a circular economy.

The Team

Mike O'Kronley - CEO Battery Resourcers

Michael O’Kronley


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.

Andrew Aberdale CFO Battery Resourcers

Andrew Aberdale


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.

Ian Brame Battery Resourcers CCO

Ian Braime


Appointed CCO in September 2021. 10 years within the global lithium ion battery industry as Sales Director for Britishvolt and Executive Director for Business Development & Product Strategy with A123 Systems. Previous customer engagement and sales leadership roles with Magal Engineering, Dura Automotive and Freudenberg. Post Grad Certification in Management Studies from Nottingham Trent University UK, HNC in Mechanical & Production Engineering Loughborough College UK.

Tomasz Poznar Ph.D. Vice President, Strategy & General Manager, Europe Battery Resourcers

Tomasz Poznar, Ph.D.

Vice President, Strategy & General Manager, Europe

Joined the Company in 2021. Tomasz has diverse industry experience in multiple functional areas, including strategy planning, product and new business development. He came to Battery Resourcers from A123 Systems where he was responsible for corporate strategy and business development. Previous experience includes various executives’ roles and many years of lithium battery and vehicle electrification expertise at EnerDel, Delco Remy and Volvo.

Eric Gratz, Ph.D. CTO Battery Resourcers

Eric Gratz, Ph.D.


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.

Daniel P. Russell, COO Battery Resourcers

Daniel P. Russell


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.


Roger Lin Vice President, Global Marketing & Government Relations Battery Resourcers

Roger Lin

Vice President, Global Marketing & Government Relations

Joined the Company in 2021. With 18 years battery experience, Roger also serves on the board of directors at the US Energy Storage Association; previously he was VP Technical Marketing & Strategy at an advanced battery startup, VP of Markets and Strategy at LS Energy Solutions, VP Marketing at NEC Energy Solutions, and Senior Director of Product Marketing at A123 Systems. M.Eng Materials Science MIT, B.S. Ceramic Engineering Rutgers University, inventor on ten patents.


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The Board

Mike O’Kronley  Chief Executive Officer, Director Battery Resourcers

Mike O’Kronley

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kelly Kay  Toyota Research Institute, Director Battery Resourcers

Kelly Kay

Toyota Research Institute, Director

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Yan Wang  Co-Founder, Chief Scientist, Director Battery Resourcers

Yan Wang

Co-Founder, Chief Scientist, Director

Laurie Menoud  At One Ventures, Director Battery Resourcers

Laurie Menoud

At One Ventures, Director

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Eitan Dekel  Orbia, Director Battery Resourcers

Eitan Dekel

Orbia, Director

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The most elegant process to convert spent batteries into new materials.

Battery Resourcers unlocks the hidden value in spent batteries – creating a financial driver for recycling while producing lower cost battery materials. 

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