6K Appoints New Board Member to Help Prepare for Financial and Business Growth

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6Ka leader in the production of sustainable materials for energy storage and additive manufacturing (AM) powders, this month announced the appointment of Edward Liddy to its board of directors.

Ed Liddy is the former chairman of The Allstate Corporation, interim chairman of AIG, and a board member of several Fortune 500 companies.

Liddy has also served on the boards of The Boeing Company, 3M Company, Abbott Laboratories and The Goldman Sachs Group and is currently a member of the board of AbbVie.

Adding Liddy to 6K’s Board of Directors will help provide the company with guidance on investment and corporate strategy and also help it prepare for rapid growth in the AM sectors. and battery materials.

His long experience in leadership positions will benefit the growth of the business and he will be a strategic voice for the organization regarding operational opportunities related to the modernization of materials supply chains, the development of circular economies in the scale and assessing potential investments to help 6K thrive.


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Dr. Aaron Bent, CEO of 6K, said, “Ed Liddy brings a tremendous resume and expertise having led global organizations as CEO and providing a strategic voice as a board member of some of the companies the largest and most respected in the world. 6K is collaborating with key players in the battery and additive manufacturing markets to replace legacy technologies to develop and produce high-performance materials in a sustainable way with our UniMelt microwave plasma platform and appointment of Ed to the board board gives us a strategic perspective and provides unique insight. mergers and acquisitions, investment opportunities and business partnerships.

The 6K Additive division produces the world’s only sustainably sourced premium AM powder that is in full-scale production and, through its metal alloys group, is expected to recycle over 3 million pounds annually of titanium scrap before turning it into 3 billion pounds of aluminum. used in automotive and aerospace industries.

As 6K’s industrial-grade microwave plasma production technology produces materials for the energy and additive manufacturing markets, the company also announced a new $30 million investment in its manufacturing center. excellence in batteries over the next two years, tripling the size of its plant in North Andover, MA. The company also entered into new partnerships with Heritage Battery Recycling to commercialize the first cathode-grade battery recycling network for the North American market, and with Albemarle to develop new lithium battery materials.

Liddy added: “The fact that so few critical materials critical 21st Century technologies are produced in the United States is certainly a problem that needs to be solved quickly and the 6K UniMelt system can go a long way to solving the problem, disrupting current inadequate supply chains and bringing advanced materials manufacturing on American soil, while at the same time reducing costs and increasing durability and the combination of 6K’s unique technology and the momentum the company is gaining through its investments in production facilities in additive manufacturing and battery materials motivated my enthusiasm to invest in and join its board of directors.


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