Factorial Energy announces appointment of Stellantis executive to Board of Directors

Factorial Energy, an industry leader in the development of solid-state battery technology for electric vehicle (EV) applications, has announced the appointment of Michael “Micky” Bly to its Board of Directors. Bly is Senior Vice President, Head of Global Propulsion Systems at Stellantis N.V. and joins the Board in connection with Stellantis’ strategic investment in Factorial announced earlier this year.

We are thrilled to welcome Micky to Factorial’s Board,” said Factorial CEO Siyu Huang, Ph.D. “Micky’s deep overall automotive experience as well as his expertise in drivetrains and electric vehicles will be invaluable as we continue to move our industry-leading FEST™ solid-state technology from the lab to commercial production.”

At Stellantis, Bly leads Propulsion Systems engineering supporting the company’s aggressive electrification roadmap. Previously, he was Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering. Before joining the automaker, he spent five years at American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. where he held various positions in Europe and North America, including as Global Vice President of Product Management Electrification.

“Stellantis plans to have more than 75 battery electric vehicles available globally by the end of the decade, a target we recently outlined in our Dare Forward 2030 plan,” said Bly.I look forward to working with the board and executives at Factorial to help advance the company’s solid-state battery technology as part of our Joint Development Agreement.

Bly also spent 23 years in engineering positions at General Motors Co., which included powertrain and vehicle electrification. He holds a master’s degree in engineering, science and technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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