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Kurt Kelty


VP of Commercialization at

Wednesday, February 22, 9:35 - 10:25 a.m. | Roundtable: Who Will the Winners and Losers in the Battery Business be Five Years from Now?

Kurt Kelty is the VP of Commercialization at Sila where he leads Business Development, Sales, and Marketing for the Automotive market. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the battery industry, including 11 years at Tesla, where he most recently served as Senior Director of Battery Technology. There he was responsible for leading numerous key initiatives, including setting the company’s battery cell usage strategy, delivering the batteries implemented in the Roadster, Model S/X and Model 3, and leading partnerships and material sourcing efforts at the Gigafactory, among many others. Prior to Tesla, Kelty was Director of Business Development at Panasonic, where he founded the U.S. battery R&D lab.