Jenna King is the CEO of Amionx, Inc. Ms. King has more than sixteen years of experience working with technology companies ranging from startup ventures to large public companies. Ms. King most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen Research and Marketing, LLC, a fast-growing consumer products company. While with Evergreen, Ms. King increased revenues and expanded the company’s product portfolio through strategic licensing relationships. Prior to Evergreen, Ms. King served as General Counsel and a member of the executive leadership team of Zimmer Dental, a medical device manufacturer with over seven hundred employees in nine countries and over $240 million in annual revenue. While at Zimmer, Ms. King represented the company in a variety of complex strategic agreements and acquisition transactions in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Additionally, she gained extensive experience in successfully commercializing products in highly regulated markets.Ms. King began her professional career as a corporate attorney at Cooley LLP, where she represented technology companies ranging from startups to public companies in a variety of transactions including private financings, M&A, strategic agreements, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. Ms. King holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Juris Doctor from University San Diego where she graduated Cum Laude and Order of the Coif.
Dr. Jiang Fan is founder and chief executive officer of American Lithium Energy (ALE) Incorporated and founder and Chief Technology Officer of Amionx. Dr. Fan has more than 20 years of experience in battery industry with a focus on lithium-ion batteries. Over the ten-year history of ALE, Fan has developed advanced, lithium-ion products for both military and commercial use. He developed a battery for use in missile launch testing that significantly outperformed competitors from four of the largest global battery manufacturers. Additionally, Dr. Fan has achieved several milestones in advanced battery design. He designed a battery for advanced military applications that doubled the flight time of a new weapon system, and he designed a bullet-safe, high-energy battery for military helmets using nano-silicon.
Prior to his dual roles as president of ALE and CTO of Amionx, Dr. Fan held roles at both Polystor Corporation and more recently at Gold Peak Industries. While at Gold Peak Industries, Dr. Fan successfully developed a broad range of lithium-ion products (both round and prismatic), which met Underwriters Laboratories (UL), United Nations (UN), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Japanese standards for both military and commercial applications. He successfully developed a 4Ah 18650 cell with 280 Wh/kg, which is about 20 percent higher than 3.5Ah 18650 cell from the industry leader, as well as a military battery BBXX90 battery with 200 Wh/kg, which is about 30% higher than the military current standard BB2590 batteries. Additionally, he established the material and cell performance evaluation laboratory, and UL certified safety-testing laboratory for Gold Peak’s San Diego location. He led the effort in developing both the electrode and cell manufacturing.
While at Polystor, Dr. Fan led the efforts in electrochemistry improvements including: cost reduction; better rate capability; longer calendar life; and safety. His work focused on the Partnership of Next Generation Vehicle (PNGV) contract from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC). Additionally, Dr. Fan qualified new vendors for raw materials used in the production of 18650 cells. He also evaluated various types of electrolytes to improve cell cycle life and low temperature performance. He studied the effects on product quality from variations in the cell and electrode manufacturing processes. He also managed product failure mode analysis. Dr. Fan is a published IEEE author and holds 15 patents in areas such as current limiter and interrupters, electroactive particles and electrodes, and battery and supercapacitor hybrid. Additionally, Dr. Fan raised the capital and built an advanced lithium-ion battery cell factory in Asia with the capability to produce 12 million 18650 cells per year. He holds a Master of Science degree in 1988 from Zhejiang University. He completed his doctorate in Chemistry at Arizona State University
William F. Davidson (Bill) is the COO of Amionx. Davidson has more than 30 years of experience in leading technical sales, marketing, operations and general management roles in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries.
Prior to Amionx, William F. Davidson Jr. (Bill) was the founder and CEO of the Sapienter Group. The Sapienter Group is an advisory firm that specializes in business strategy, marketing, public relations and investor relations.
Prior to the Sapienter Group, Davidson served as a general partner of Frost Data Capital. Frost Data Capital is a venture builder that provides ideation, investment and incubation to launch and scale startups in the Industrial Internet of Things and Healthcare Analytics. Davidson’s primary responsibility was fundraising.
Prior to Frost Data Capital, Davidson was senior vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO) of GLOBALFOUNDRIES, leading the Human Resources, IT, Corporate Marketing and Communications, Government Relations, Risk Management, Sustainability and Real Estate organizations. He aligned global processes, systems and day-to-day operating focus across the CAO teams. He also ensured the consistent policies, practices and internal controls necessary to enable effective execution and compliance with regulatory requirements were implemented. Davidson was instrumental in the successful integration of more than 5,000 employees associated with GLOBALFOUNDRIES acquisition of IBM’s semiconductor operations.
Prior to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, he served in a dual role as senior vice president, strategy and operations and senior vice president, investor relations at Qualcomm, Inc. In these roles, Davidson oversaw reporting and operations, executed on strategic global business initiatives, for Qualcomm’s international offices. Under his leadership, the Qualcomm investor relations efforts were regularly recognized by analysts and shareholders as among the top in their sector and received numerous awards during his tenure. Davidson led Qualcomm’s global marketing efforts for more than seven years during his 13 years at Qualcomm. He moved into the role during a time of unprecedented legal attack on the Company and immediately formed relationships with the global media. He was the primary spokesperson for the financial community and the press as well as industry analysts. Davidson also spent 13 years at Bell Atlantic where he gained substantial experience in the wireline business at New Jersey Bell, as well as serving as vice president of wireless data sales and marketing for Bell Atlantic Mobile. Davidson was a pioneer in the field of mobile data, and he is recognized as an expert in mobile communications. Davidson also served as vice president of commercial sales operations for GE Capital’s telecommunications financial services division.
Davidson was one of the early board members of the Wireless Data Forum, which became the Wireless Internet Caucus within CTIA – The Wireless Association. He has also served on the boards of CONNECT and CommNexus. He currently serves on the boards of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, The San Diego chapter of Make-A-Wish, Chelsea’s Light Foundation, The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and is board chair of The Institute for Communications Technology Management at the University of Southern California. Davidson is regularly quoted in business and industry publications and has appeared on CNBC and The Weekly Business Report.