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Craig E. Evans

Co-Founder & Advisor to the CEO

Mr. Evans is the Co-Founder and Advisor to the CEO of ESS Tech, Inc. Having started ESS from his garage in 2011, he has led the company through the commercialization of the iron flow battery system in 2016 and multiple rounds of successful investment to build the company. Prior to ESS Inc., Mr. Evans was the Director of Design & Product Development at ClearEdge Power Inc. His team designed the ClearEdge5, a 5 kW combine-heat-and-power fuel cell system, which was successfully commercialized in 2010. This product received both CSA International certification in North America and KNREC certification in Asia. Mr. Evans began his career at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) where he held technical leadership positions in their Fuel Cell business and, prior to that, as a project engineer in the Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine business. In 2006, Mr. Evans was awarded the distinguished George Mead Award, the highest honor for individual engineering achievement at UTC. Mr. Evans has authored over 15 patents and patent applications. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, an MS in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.B.A from Carnegie Mellon University.

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