Sion Power Appoints Michael Canada as Chief Manufacturing Officer

TUCSON, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EV–Sion Power announced today that Michael A. Canada has joined the company in the newly created role of Chief Manufacturing Officer. Mr. Canada is tasked with planning and execution of scaling manufacturing to support the supply of Licerion® Electric Vehicle (EV) and Licerion High Energy (HE) battery cells for current and future commercial partners.

“Michael is a proven leader with a deep knowledge of battery manufacturing,” stated Tracy Kelley, Sion Power’s CEO. “The adoption of our Licerion technology is reaching a critical inflection point, underscored by our recently announced agreement with Cummins. Michael’s addition to the team will provide the experience and guidance necessary to support the scale required by our commercial partners.”

Mr. Canada brings over 20 years of progressive leadership experience in manufacturing leadership, operations, project management, and strategic planning for automotive, aerospace, and clean technology customers. Most recently, Mr. Canada served as President and CEO of EnerDel. Previously, he was General Manager at Altairnano serving lithium-ion customers and held roles of increasing responsibility with global companies in the automotive industry, including Daimler, Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, and Goodrich in the aerospace segment.

“I am extremely excited to join the Sion Power team with its unrivaled expertise in advanced battery technology development. As we move the company through the next phase of manufacturing, I’m looking forward to executing our strategic commercialization initiatives that include scaling up manufacturing of our Licerion® technology,” shared Michael Canada.

About Sion Power

Sion Power advances the rechargeable battery industry with its Licerion® technology. Licerion® is an advanced approach to lithium-metal batteries containing twice the energy in the same size and weight battery, compared to a traditional lithium-ion battery. At up to 500 Wh/kg, Licerion batteries are produced at scale in large-format cells. As a result, Licerion® batteries have the potential to significantly enhance the performance of commercial and consumer electric vehicles. Visit Sion Power on the web at or follow on LinkedIn.


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