Jim Greenberger is the Executive Director of NAATBatt International, the trade association for advanced battery technology in North America. Jim founded NAATBatt in 2007 to promote the development, commercialization and manufacture of high capacity advanced batteries in the United States. Today NAATBatt International has more than 360 corporate and institutional members including major automobile manufacturers, electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, battery cell and pack manufacturers, energy materials suppliers and professional service firms. NAATBatt’s mission is to support developments in the science of and markets for advanced battery technology in North America consistent with the goals of enhancing energy efficiency, reducing petroleum dependence and enabling carbon-free electricity generation. The U.S. Department of Energy recently appointed NAATBatt to facilitate private industry’s engagement in Li-Bridge, a public-private initiative to develop a national strategy for optimizing the lithium-based battery supply chain in the United States.
Jim 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, and the Executive Committee of the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University. Before entering the battery industry, Mr. Greenberger practiced corporate law in Chicago, Illinois for more than 30 years. 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.