Zochem welcomes Carl Flieler as our new Technical Business Development Manager. Carl has joined us in a newly created position to focus on the growth of the zinc battery market, R&D project progression, and management of specific customer accounts.
Zinc oxide (ZnO) is expected to play a significant role in next-generation energy systems, such as solar power, rechargeable zinc alkaline batteries, zinc-air batteries, and solid-state lighting. Zochem President and CEO Mo Sharma said, “Zochem intends to stay in touch with these developments and be able to supply green energy companies with the quality zinc oxide they need. Adding Carl to our team is an important step for us to become a leader in this growing industry. With his expertise and experience, Carl will play a crucial role in expanding Zochem’s influence in this market.”
Carl comes to us as a Professional Engineer from Ontario, with a strong background in product and business development for flexible PVC and silicone rubber products in the automotive and industrial/building product markets. He has also been actively involved in various technical committees and associations for roofing and swimming pool liner products over the years, all of which utilize zinc oxide.
With a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, along with additional educational background in sophisticated problem-solving methodologies and statistical tools.
Outside of work, Carl enjoys spending time at the cottage with his wife during the summer months and traveling to beautiful warmer climates in the winter months.