Charles Gassenheimer

Former Chairman & CEO, Ener1, Inc.

Charles Gassenheimer

Charles Gassenheimer is the former Chairman and CEO of Ener1, Inc., a leading clean technology company focused on alternate forms of energy generation and energy storage for sustainable mobility. Under his leadership, the company was the first to establish advanced battery manufacturing in the US, helping to strengthen the competitiveness of the American auto industry. Previously, Mr. Gassenheimer was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Satellite Asset Management; Portfolio Manager and Head of the Distressed Securities Investment Group of Tribeca Investments, the hedge fund division of Citigroup Global Investments; and Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston. He graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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“Already, similar bills are pending in both houses of Congress to push electric cars, and they have bipartisan support from real, live Democrats and Republicans. A blue-ribbon group of corporate leaders has formed to push the bills."

Gerald Seib
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