Gelion is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Rob Fitzpatrick to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
“We are extremely pleased to have attracted Mr Rob Fitzpatrick as our new CEO.” Founding Director and Chairman Professor Thomas Maschmeyer said. “Gelion is ready for the next step on its march towards commercialisation and mass production of our revolutionary batteries. The Board and I am confident that Rob will lead us towards success. Rob is a highly credentialed and respected business leader, with deep experience in technology translation and commercialisation.”
Rob Fitzpatrick joined Gelion as CEO on the 26 November 2018, to accelerate its commercialisation, strategic partnerships and product development. His career spans research and advocacy for peak industry bodies in both the Property and Technology sectors in Australia, corporate strategy, as well as sales and marketing at McKinsey & Company in Australia, Europe and Asia, telecommunications at SingTel Optus, technology innovation at shopfast.com.au, commercialisation of early stage research at Data61, foundation investor in technology based start-ups and company director influencing technology adoption in traditional businesses.
“Globally we are at a tipping point for the adoption of renewable energy,” said Mr Fitzpatrick, “Gelion’s unique battery storage solution addresses some fundamental gaps for residential as well as industrial customers. The opportunity to lead Gelion’s world-class and award winning team through commercialisation is potentially transformational for Australia’s energy sector.”
Rob has Economics and Law degrees from the University of Sydney and a Master in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Rob is an active family man, avid traveller, ocean swimmer and surfer.