Doug Campbell is the President & CEO of Louisville, CO-based Solid Power, Inc. and Longmont, CO-based, Roccor, LLC. For both companies, he leads corporate governance, strategic partner engagement, business development and fundraising. Both companies were recently recognized by both BizWest and ColoradoBiz Magazines as one of Colorado’s fastest growing and top companies in the areas of advanced technology and manufacturing. Mr. Campbell is a well-known Colorado-based tech entrepreneur, specializing in bridging the gap between applied R&D and product commercialization. He is particularly passionate about pursuing commercial opportunities within markets undergoing significant upheaval thereby opening opportunities for new products and suppliers. He is particularly adept at leveraging new technologies from U.S. Universities and Federal Laboratories having thus far executed Licensing Agreements with the University of Colorado Boulder, Air Force Research Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He has led Solid Power from a University of Colorado spin-out business into a leading developer of advanced battery systems in order to support the rapidly growing vehicle electrification market. Solid Power is currently working directly with multiple automotive OEMs for vehicle integration by the early 2020’s and also just recently announced an investment and partnership with A123 Systems, LLC, a leading cell supplier into the automotive market.
For Roccor, he has led the company’s rapid growth from an early-stage R&D company into an industry-leading provider of deployable systems and thermal management solutions for the military and commercial satellite industries. The company recently secured the industry’s largest ever deployable solar array procurement contract based on unit numbers for a commercial satellite constellation customer. In addition, the company is supporting numerous satellite system development activities for military customers. The company’s first spaceflight hardware demonstration occurred in Q3 2017 and the company currently has several systems scheduled for launch in late 2017 and extending into 2018 where it anticipates having greater than 15 individual systems on orbit by mid-2018.
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