Leadership Changes At Roccor And Solid Power, Two Industry-Leading Colorado-Based Startups

Chris Pearson, CEO of Roccor. Picture Credit score: Enterprise Wire

January eight, 2019 – Roccor, a disruptive army and aerospace part provider within the quickly rising small satellite tv for pc market, together with Strong Energy, a developer of all solid-state rechargeable batteries for electrical autos, collectively introduced at present that Chris Pearson has been appointed because the chief government officer of Roccor efficient January 1, 2019, whereas Doug Campbell will assume a full-time place as CEO of Strong Energy. Campbell will stay engaged with Roccor within the function of chairman of Roccor’s board of administrators.

Roccor and Strong Energy had been each co-founded by Campbell in 2012. Campbell concurrently led each corporations by means of their founding, early-stage operations, and into their present high-growth mode. Each corporations have skilled explosive development over the previous a number of years as evident by their rating by BizWest because the third and fourth quickest rising corporations in Colorado in the course of the interval 2014 – 2016.

“Each corporations have been wildly profitable, experiencing appreciable development inside their markets over the previous one to 2 years,” mentioned Campbell. “It was by no means my intent to guide each corporations ceaselessly and now’s the time to transition each to full-time management in an effort to place them for his or her subsequent stage of development. Chris Pearson’s robust enterprise growth background and deep relationships within the aerospace business make him precisely the fitting CEO for Roccor to speed up the corporate’s development. Equally, this transition additionally permits me to concentrate on main Strong Energy’s subsequent stage of development.”

Pearson joined Roccor in March of 2016 as vice chairman, Area Flight Applications. A local of the U.Ok., he started his aerospace profession at Airbus and later joined ABSL. He moved to Colorado in 2004 the place he stood-up the U.S. operations of ABSL Area Merchandise and led the corporate’s development till its acquisition by Enersys in 2011. He later joined Surrey Satellite tv for pc Know-how U.S. and Moog main their superior spacecraft system packages. Pearson turned a U.S. citizen in 2016.

“I joined Roccor as a result of I wished to be a part of constructing an organization from the bottom up,” mentioned Pearson. “Doug Campbell’s imaginative and prescient and management have constructed an organization with a strong basis, excellent tradition, and the expertise and assets for limitless development. The chance that lies forward is huge and the flexibility to guide this subsequent chapter is humbling and exhilarating.”

Leadership Changes At Roccor And Solid Power, Two Industry-Leading Colorado-Based Startups