In this episode we had the honor to welcome the next outstanding guest in the Elite Experts Conferences podcast: Yann Vincent, CEO at Automotive Cells Company. ACC is one of Europe’s newest high-tech companies. Backed by Saft -Total and Groupe PSA-Opel, ACC’s goal is to power the future of the automotive industry by innovating in battery technology.
The ACC aim to produce sustainable, affordable, high-capacity, longer-life batteries. An R&D center, new state-of-the art facility in France and gigafactories in France and in Germany will be build. It takes a lot of leadership skills and experience to meet the high expectations. Yann Vincent has immense experience in the automotive industry, which he demonstrated most recently in his position as Executive Vice President and Industrial Director for over 6 years at PSA.
We talked about highly relevant topics like:
⁃ increasing demand for batteries in the course of electrification
⁃ ACC's challenges and vision and positioning as European manufacturer
⁃ why it is important to stay a startup company
Our outstanding guest this time: CEO of Polestar, Thomas Ingenlath! We always announce in the podcast „Whether at live events or in the digital world, we bring together cool promising tech startups with exciting innovative global players and generate a platform where the world of sustainable technology meets.“ In this episode it couldn't be more fitting - we have a little bit of both - back-up from established automotive companies, but also elements of start-up dynamics in the daily work at Polestar.
Dynamic, sustainable, efficient, purist, bold, noble - simply Polestar!
Thomas answered many technical and strategic questions - honestly, competently and thoughtfully!
EEC Podcast would not be EEC Podcast without a personal, inspiring touch!
Thomas also shared with us many personal insights:
- Who and what was crucial in his career
- What advice he would have given young Thomas
- Which advice was most important in his life so far
...and much more!
Feel this energy, inner conviction and drive! Let it inspire you!