Shazad Butt is VP of Engineering at Largo Resources and has over 20 years’ experience in research, product development and manufacturing in the field of alternative energy and advanced battery technology. Prior to Largo Clean Energy, Shazad was Vice President of Engineering at Vionx Energy and Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering at Ambri. He co-founded A123 System’s (A123) Michigan based automotive battery pack technology and A123’s automotive prismatic battery module. Shazad began his work in the field of energy at Ford Motor Company where he worked on hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicle research and product development for 9 years. Mr. Butt holds 12 patents in the field of batteries and advanced alternative technologies and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wayne State University.