Dr. Joon Kim is a co-founder and serves as Spear’s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Kim has a Ph.D. in Chemistry with an emphasis in electrochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a B.S. with Cum Laude in Chemistry from Seoul National University in Korea. Dr. Kim has over 20 years of direct battery business experience including material development, project management, and sales & marketing.

Dr. Kim previously worked at LG Chem in Korea as Director of Corporate R&D and as a Research Group Leader. Since that time, he has held multiple leadership roles in both research and sales at companies such as Sion Power Corporation and Eagle Picher Inc. As the CTO of Spear, Dr. Kim works to facilitate the acquisition of advanced cell technologies from leading global cell manufacturers to support Spear’s research and development of safer, cleaner, and lighter energy storage systems.