Jim Greenberger is the Executive Director of NAATBatt International, a not-for-profit trade association of advanced battery manufacturers and their supply chain partners doing business in North America and around the world. Mr. Greenberger co-founded NAATBatt in 2007 as part of a national initiative to promote the manufacturing of large format lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles in the United States. Today NAATBatt International has 110 corporate members including major automobile manufacturers, electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, battery cell and pack manufacturers, energy materials producers and professional service firms. NAATBatt’s organizational mission is to support developments in the science of and markets for advanced electrochemical energy storage technology in North America consistent with the goals of enhancing energy efficiency, reducing petroleum dependence and enabling carbon-free electricity generation.
Mr. Greenberger currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Battery Materials Association, the Board of Advisors to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Battery500 Consortium, the UCSD Strategic Energy Initiatives Advisory Council, the Executive Committee of the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University, and the Board of Directors of Spiers New Technologies Inc. and Braille Energy Systems Inc. Before entering the battery industry, Mr. Greenberger practiced corporate law in Chicago, Illinois for more than 30 years, most recent as a partner at Reed Smith LLP. He is a former Chair of the Commercial Finance & Transactions Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and a former board member of the Association for Corporate Growth in Chicago, Illinois. He currently resides in Longboat Key, Florida with his wife of 31 years, Ellen