Fermata Energy, a leader in Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology solutions, announces the appointment of Alexandra (Alex) Cattelan as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this strategic role, Alex will direct the company's operations, including Engineering, primarily focusing on accelerating the commercial expansion of its innovative V2X bidirectional technology platform.
With over three decades of experience in electric propulsion, lithium battery development, and advanced mobility technologies, Alex's expertise will be instrumental in leading Fermata Energy into its next growth phase. Her previous roles include Chief Technology Officer at Brunswick Corporation and notable positions at industry leaders such as Polaris, Stellantis, Johnson Controls, AVL, and General Motors.
Alex joins Fermata Energy during significant advancement in the EV sector. Through its cutting-edge AI-powered V2X platform, the company is revolutionizing sustainable transportation via strategic partnerships and technological breakthroughs. Recent key developments include enabling V2G capability in medium- to heavy-duty electric vehicles and launching a pilot to provide access to affordable electric vehicles.
"Alex's comprehensive understanding of vehicle systems development will be a key driver in our strategic growth," said Tony Posawatz, CEO of Fermata Energy. "Her dedication to leveraging technology for broader sustainable mobility aligns perfectly with our mission. Alex's leadership and expertise are expected to propel significant advancements in the company's operational capabilities and technological offerings.”
Fermata Energy's commitment to safety and quality is evident in its recent achievement of UL certification for the FE-20 Bidirectional EV Charger and V2G Platform. Alex's hire, along with other recent strategic additions to the executive team, align with the company's vision for innovation and growth. Fermata Energy's recently announced inclusion in a V2G research project with Toyota Motor North America and San Diego Gas & Electric Company involving the Toyota bZ4X underlines its pioneering approach to integrating EVs with the energy grid.
Through its strategic partnerships, commitment to quality, dedication to innovation and visionary leadership, Fermata Energy is expanding its market reach, enabling accessible EV adoption and solidifying its position as a leader in sustainable transportation technology.
"I am thrilled to join Fermata Energy at this pivotal moment in the convergence of mobility and renewable energy," said Alex. "Our mission to accelerate the adoption of bidirectional technology and transition to renewable energy aligns perfectly with my lifelong commitment to leveraging technology for a greener future. I look forward to leading our talented team in expanding our V2X capabilities and driving innovation that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of our customers and the broader community. Together, we are poised to redefine what's possible in the technology sector and contribute meaningfully to a sustainable world."
With these developments and Alex's leadership as COO, Fermata Energy is positioned as a technology innovator and a critical contributor to a sustainable transportation future.