Powin Taps Kirk Fleischhauer as Chief Operating Officer

Seasoned supply chain and operations executive to drive operational excellence and strengthen focus on quality, reliability and safety

PORTLAND, Ore. May 16, 2024 – Global energy storage platform provider Powin LLC (Powin) today announced that Kirk Fleischhauer will join the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO).  As COO, Fleischhauer will play a pivotal role in driving the company’s operational efficiency and scaling its global footprint.  

“I’m thrilled to welcome Kirk to Powin’s executive leadership team,” said Jeff Waters, CEO of Powin. “His wealth of experience in managing high-volume production, optimizing supply chains, and navigating cost pressures will be instrumental in driving Powin’s operational excellence as it accelerates the transition to a sustainable future. Alongside his extensive expertise in supply chain and operations infrastructure, Kirk’s passion and commitment to employee development will further Powin’s growth and commitment to becoming the world’s most trusted energy storage provider.” 

A key priority for Fleischhauer will be ensuring on-time delivery and upholding the highest standards of quality and reliability, which are crucial for maintaining our commitment to safety and customer satisfaction.  As Chief Operating Officer, Fleischhauer is tasked with leading Powin’s manufacturing operations, supply chain, quality control, and logistics. His overarching vision is to seamlessly integrate these core functions with the company’s broader goals and growth trajectory.  

Fleischhauer brings over two decades of leadership experience in contract manufacturing operations, international supply chains and procurement, and optimizing large-scale operations at industry giants like Foxconn and Hewlett-Packard. His deep knowledge of original equipment manufacturing, quality management, supply chain resiliency and high-volume, high mix operations aligns with Powin’s strategic global initiatives to deliver battery energy storage at scale and value.  

“It’s an honor to join Powin and this talented bench of executives,” said Fleischhauer. “This is a company with tremendous growth and a strong commitment to the future of energy sustainability. I look forward to helping scale the organization alongside this seasoned team.” 

Fleischhauer holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University as well as a master’s degree in management from LeTourneau University. He currently resides in Houston, TX.  

About Powin, LLC (Powin): 

At Powin, we are advancing the next frontier of energy and changing the way we power our daily lives by ensuring access to clean, resilient, and affordable power. As a global energy storage platform provider, we offer fully integrated battery solutions, software, and services to optimize grid performance and enable the transition to cleaner energy sources. To learn more, please visit www.powin.com.