Stellantis, LG Energy Solution joint venture NextStar Energy selects CEO

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution announced Thursday that NextStar Energy Inc. will be the official name of its joint-venture battery company in Windsor. Danies Lee has also been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the new company, which will be Canada’s first large-scale lithium-ion battery production plant. The battery plant will be one of the largest in the world. “I am extremely humbled by this appointment and look forward to putting in place the senior leadership team of NextStar Energy who will help me achieve our vision of producing leading-edge lithium-ion battery cells and modules to meet a significant portion of Stellantis’ vehicle production requirements in North America,” Lee said. Lee will be moving to Windsor in the coming months. Lee has held a series of global and regional sales and marketing roles for the promotion of lithium-ion batteries at LG Chem since 2001. Most recently, he oversaw the sales and program management of key EV battery programs for the North American market.