- Industry leading electrochemical engineer specializing in advanced lithium battery systems for electric vehicles;
- Consultant to all major global automotive and supplier companies including BMW, Toyota, Honda, Chrysler, Daimler, General Motors and Ballard Power System.
VANCOUVER, June 13, 2016 /CNW/ - American Lithium Corp. (TSXV: Li) (Frankfurt: 5LA) ("American Lithium" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce the appointment of lithium battery expert, Dr. David H. Swan to the Company's Advisory Board, effectively immediately. Dr. Swan has more than 30 years' professional experience in clean and efficient energy conversion and storage systems, specializing in the design and application of lithium battery technology for automotive and aerospace applications.
Dr. Swan is internationally-recognized for his research, development and commercialization of advanced energy storage systems and has consulted to all major global automotive and supplier companies including BMW, Toyota, Honda, Chrysler, Daimler, General Motors and Ballard Power Systems. In 2006, the California Air Resources Board appointed Dr. Swan to its Zero Emission Vehicle Expert Review Panel where he conducted site visits, confidential technology evaluations and extensive interviews with all leading technology developers and every major automobile manufacturer. From 1995-2000, Dr. Swan held the position of Chief Scientist at AeroVironment Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a Monrovia, California-based advanced technology company that designs, produces and supports electric transportation solutions as well as unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Swan was responsible for energy storage activities including development and testing of battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles including all aspects of General Motors' hybrid vehicle battery program, and development of fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems for AeroVironment's solar-powered aircraft.
Mr. Michael Kobler, CEO of American Lithium, commented, "It is an exciting time in the Company's development with lithium batteries having the potential to transform both the transportation and stationary energy storage industries. We are delighted to welcome Dr. David Swan to American Lithium's Advisory Board. Dr. Swan brings a wealth of experience and contacts both domestically and internationally, and currently consults to several top tier commercial organizations involved in autonomous electric vehicle and associated lithium battery technologies, where he is responsible for technology and patent assessment for planning and investment purposes."
Dr. Swan was appointed to the Technical Committee of the U.S. government-industry R&D initiative, Partnership for New Generation of Vehicle, a cooperative research program between the U.S. Government and U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) comprised of DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, which was credited with advancing the development of energy efficient vehicle technology and aggressive investment by global automakers. He was also appointed to the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Locomotive Propulsion Task Force and is a past member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Dr. Swan holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the Texas A&M University; a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of New Brunswick; and Bachelor's degrees in Engineering, Science and Mathematics from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. Dr. Swan has been awarded 7 patents in his field with others pending, is the author of over 40 published papers on fluid mechanics, applied electrochemistry and electric vehicle technology, and has contributed to numerous textbooks.
ABOUT American Lithium Corp.
American Lithium Corp. is actively engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of lithium deposits within mining-friendly jurisdictions throughout the Americas. American Lithium holds options to acquire Nevada lithium brine claims totaling 20,790 acres (8,413 hectares), including 18,552 acres (7,508 hectares) in Fish Lake Valley, Esmeralda County, and the 2,240 acre (907 hectare) San Emidio Project in Washoe County. The Company's Fish Lake Valley lithium brine properties are located approximately 38 kilometers from Albemarle's Silver Peak, the largest lithium operation in the U.S., approximately 3.5 hours from the Tesla Gigafactory. American Lithium is listed on the TSXV under the trading symbol "Li". For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.americanlithiumcorp.com.
On behalf of the Board,
American Lithium Corp.
Michael Kobler, Chief Executive Officer
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SOURCE American Lithium Corp
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