Alastair Livesey Becomes Director at Energy Conversion Devices

June 12, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD, Troy, MI) announced that Dr. Alastair Livesey has assumed the position of director of hydrogen-energy systems. Livesey had been associated with the company as a consultant since December 2000. Prior to joining ECD, Livesey was employed by Shell. He has extensive background in alternative power sources for automotive transporation, including batteries, hydrogen, and fuel cell vehicles and systems. Livesey will report directly to ECD President and CEO Stanford Ovshinsky, as well as Company Chairman Robert Stempel.

Commenting on Livesey’s new position, Ovshinsky and Stempel said, “We’re very pleased that Alastair has formally joined our outstanding team at ECD. His talent and knowledge of fuel cells, hydrogen-storage systems, electric vehicles, batteries and the retail fuels business are very valuable to ECD’s hydrogen-based technologies.”

Livesey received his Ph.D in experimental physics from Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory for work on the structure of amorphous materials.