Metallic Power Appoints Michael A. Russell to be CFO

June 07, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

Metallic Power (Carlsbad, CA), a developer of rapidly refuelable power sources that use zinc, has appointed Michael A. Russell as vice-president of finance and administration, treasurer, and CFO.Previously, Russell was vice-president of finance and administration for the Financial Solutions Group of HNC Software, Inc., a $200-million software developer. Prior to HNC, he held vice-president and CFO positions at several high-tech and electronics manufacturers, including Vitesse Semiconductor Corp.; Cerwin-Vega, Inc.; and Micom Systems, Inc. Russell has participated in two successful IPOs, raising more than $30 million each for Vitesse and Micom.Russell holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and an MBA, both from the University of California at Los Angeles.In other related company news, Metallic Power raised more than $6 million in its second round of venture capital funding.