Ben Wrightsman is a strategic global industry executive with over 25 years of experience in high-tech manufacturing, electronics, advanced battery, next energy economy, and product development companies. He has a passion for finding and utilizing untapped resources and capabilities within a company to open up new opportunities for growth and revenue generation along with rehabilitation.
Ben’s diverse background in executive leadership, research and development, new product introduction, engineering, business and product development, mergers and acquisitions, operations, field support, and supply chain gives him a broad range of understanding to tackle problems at all levels of the organization.
Ben has held key positions with one of industry’s leading electronics contract manufacturers, large format lithium battery manufacturer, advanced energy development firm, non-profit battery commercialization center, critical and rare earth materials mining and refining, and owns and advises multiple small business ventures/startups. His career has taken him all over the world; working, living, supporting, and building companies in the US, Mexico, Asia, South America, Canada, and portions of Europe.
Ben attended Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) (Electrical Engineering) where he was co-captain of the Electric Jag (Indy) racecar team. He is a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt, APICS-CPIM accredited, and received Sandler President’s Certification. In addition to his primary role, Ben also has served on advisory boards for Indiana IoT Lab, CareBand, Eclipse Energy Labs, EMC2 lab, Switchback Energy, along with several other undisclosed high technology firms.
In his spare time he enjoys off-road motorcycle adventure riding, racing, coaching softball, and tinkering on car, home, and technology projects with his two daughters.
“Let up for a second, and that is where you will finish” – BMW