Jeneanne Hanley, Gena Lovett and Susan Huppertz bring valuable executive experience spanning automotive and high-volume manufacturing
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– QuantumScape Corporation (NYSE: QS) has appointed three new members to its board of directors: Jeneanne Hanley, former senior vice president at Lear Corporation; Gena Lovett, former vice president of operations for defense, space and security at Boeing; and Susan Huppertz, chief manufacturing and supply chain officer at Hubbell Inc. The appointments were approved by a unanimous vote of existing board members. Also, long-time director John Doerr, chairman of Kleiner Perkins, is retiring from the QuantumScape board after over a decade of service.
“Jeneanne, Gena and Susan bring extensive leadership experience across large-scale manufacturing and the automotive industry,” said Jagdeep Singh, co-founder, chairman and CEO of QuantumScape. “Their extraordinary accomplishments and perspectives will add new and valuable depth to our world-class board, especially as we scale up manufacturing. I’d also like to thank my friend John Doerr for his innumerable contributions to our company over the years; we are grateful for his support and the inspiration he instilled in so many of us.”
Hanley most recently served as SVP and E-Systems president at Lear Corporation, where she led a global division with over 70,000 employees, 50 manufacturing facilities and $5 billion in revenue focused on delivering products to the automotive industry. Over her 25-years at Lear, Hanley helped grow the business from a small-cap company to a Fortune 500 leader through several senior positions spanning engineering, product development, and sales and marketing. She is currently on the Board of Directors for KLA Corporation, a leading supplier of equipment to the semiconductor industry.
An accomplished executive, Lovett has vast manufacturing experience and has held numerous leadership roles in operations management and business turnaround. She was most recently with Boeing as VP of operations for Defense, Space and Security, where she led nearly 10,000 employees and ran operations for the $30 billion business. Previously, she served as Alcoa’s Director of Manufacturing and Chief Diversity Officer and held various manufacturing roles at Ford Motor Company. Lovett also serves on the boards of AdvanSix Inc. and Trex Company Inc.
Huppertz is a high-volume manufacturing and operations efficiency specialist, serving in leadership roles at several major multinational companies. In her current role as chief manufacturing and supply chain officer at Hubbell, a global manufacturer of electrical supplies, she manages the operations of more than 60 factories on five continents. She was previously VP of global operations at TE Connectivity. Before that, she held numerous leadership positions over her 20-year tenure at Siemens, including SVP of global manufacturing and supply chain.
QuantumScape’s Board of Directors also includes Jagdeep Singh; Frank Blome, head of Volkswagen Group’s Center of Excellence for Battery Cells; Brad Buss, former Tesla board member and CFO of Cypress Semiconductor and SolarCity; Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leohold, former executive director of Group Research at Volkswagen Group; Justin Mirro, CEO of Kensington Capital; Prof. Fritz Prinz, co-founder of QuantumScape and professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University; Dipender Saluja, partner at Capricorn Investment Group; J.B. Straubel, co-founder and former CTO of Tesla, and CEO of Redwood Materials; and Jens Wiese, head of investment advisory and partnerships at Volkswagen Group.
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Pamela Fong is QuantumScape’s Chief of Human Resources Operations, leading people strategy and operations, including talent acquisition, organizational development and employee engagement. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Fong served as the Vice President of Global Human Resources at PDF Solutions (NASDAQ: PDFS), a semiconductor SAAS company. Before that, she served in several HR leadership roles at Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Inc., a multinational electronics manufacturer, and NUMMI, an automotive manufacturing joint venture between Toyota and General Motors. Ms. Fong holds a B.S. in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley and a M.S. in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business.