Maximilian Biberger PhD


William Staron

Executive Chairman

Ken Williams

Operations Manager

Wolfgang Ruesseler

High Volume Factory Manager


Key Investors:

BASF Venture Capital

BVC was established in 2001 as a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Future Business GmbH, Ludwigshafen, Germany and participates in start‐up companies and funds. In doing so, it focuses on companies with innovative business models and technologies in which chemistry is an important key to success.

Emerald Technology Partners

Emerald Technology Ventures is a global leader in cleantech venture capital. Founded in 2000, Emerald is a pioneer in this rapidly merging sector and is focused on innovative technologies in energy, materials and water. From offices in Zurich, Switzerland, and Montreal, Canada, Emerald manages three venture capital funds and two venture capital portfolio mandates totaling over $440 million.

Invus Financial Advisors

Invus Financial Advisors is a sister firm of The Invus Group LLC. Invus is a New York based investment firm with additional offices in London, Paris and Hong Kong. Invus invests in a variety of equity transactions, including buyouts, longer term public equity investments, venture capital, and expansion financings. Invus manages in excess of $4 billion of capital.

General Motors Ventures LLC.

GM Ventures LLC formed in June 2010 to identify, engage and build relationships with other venture capital firms and innovative companies. Our equity investments deliver innovative technology to the global transportation sector. GM Ventures' investment strategy includes growth‐stage companies with focus on the areas of automotive cleantech, infotainment, advanced materials, and other automotive‐related technologies.

SAIC Motor Corporation Limited

SAIC Motor is the largest auto company on China's A‐share market. SAIC Motor's business covers the research, production and vehicle sales of both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. It also covers components including engines, gearboxes, powertrains, chassis, interior and exterior and miscellaneous electronic components, and logistics, vehicle telematics, second‐hand vehicle transactions and auto finance services.

Volvo Group Venture Capital  AB

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB (VGVC) was founded in 1997 and is Volvo Group's corporate investment company.  Our role is to support new business growth by making equity investments in companies at the forefront of service orientation and product differentiation in the transport and infrastructure industries.  Our focus is on areas in which technology-based innovation results in solutions that improve the profitability of our customers and enable new business opportunities for the Volvo Group.



Our Board and Key Consultants:

SDCmaterials, Inc. Board of Directors

Sacha Lainovic ‐ Chairman: Managing Director Invus Financial Advisors

Dr. Maximilian Biberger: CEO – SDCmaterials

William Staron – Executive Chairman – Former Senior Executive with Engelhard and Umicore.

Joe Bronson: Former CEO ‐ SVTC Technologies; Former CFO ‐ Applied Materials

Gina Domanig ‐ Managing Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures

Daniel Hancock: Former Vice President, Global Strategic Product Alliances ‐ General Motors

Markus Solibieda: Managing Director ‐ BASF Venture Capital

Anish Patel: Senior Investment Director - SAIC Capital

Key Consultants

Dr. Barry Cooper: Former Vice President and Business Director, Diesel Emission Control Systems Johnson Matthey

Wilbert Van Den Hoek: Former CEO ‐ Novellus Development Company, LLC

Dr. Stefan Novotny - Former CBU Manager EPS BMW and Head of Processes and Quality at ThyssenKrupp Presta AG.