28 May 2024 Back to overview

Farasis Energy Europe creates new management position: Thomas Schnepf becomes Head of Business Development

Thomas Schnepf assumes the new position of Head of Business Development at Farasis Energy Europe as of June 1st. With him, the company brings an experienced management and sales expert on board. In his role, he will be responsible for client acquisition at the European subsidiary and will report directly to Feng Zhang, Vice President Overseas Business Unit at Farasis Energy.

Nuertingen, May 28th, 2024 – Farasis Energy is on a growth path and is expanding its management team. The developer and producer of high-performance battery technology is thus focusing more strongly on sales and is accelerating its expansion into new markets.

Thomas Schnepf has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, both nationally and internationally. During this time, he has spent more than 14 years in management positions, specializing in general management, sales, and project management.

Most recently, he was Managing Director for Germany and Italy at a Swiss T2 supplier, where he was also responsible for global sales. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President Sales Europe at the MINTH Group and was Sales Director at SAM automotive GmbH, now part of the Fuyao Group. In these roles he gained experience in international business and managing sales teams.

“I am looking forward to the new challenges at Farasis Energy Europe. The topic of electromobility and sustainability is a personal concern of mine and, together with my team, I want to drive forward the future of electrification in the automotive and non-automotive sector. Our strategic goal for Europe is to expand both areas, with a focus on the automotive sector. We want to grow more strongly in that area in the medium term, but also tackle other application areas such as commercial vehicles, material handling, non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), energy storage systems (ESS), aviation and marine,” says Thomas Schnepf.

“With Thomas Schnepf, we are gaining a lot of experience and expertise for Farasis Energy Europe. He knows the markets and can provide us with the best possible support for the company’s growth strategy with his comprehensive sales expertise,” explains Feng Zhang.

About Farasis Energy

Farasis Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance battery technology and pouch cells for electric mobility and other sustainable power storage solutions. Founded in 2002 by Dr. Keith Kepler and Dr. Yu Wang in California, the company now operates research and development centers in China, Germany, and the United States. There are currently four production facilities in Ganzhou, Zhenjiang and Guangzhou in China. A new battery plant is also being built in Gemlik (Turkey) with the establishment of the Siro joint venture between Turkish electric car manufacturer Togg and Farasis Energy, which produces modules and packs since March 2023. With more than twenty years of experience in research and development and with nearly 300 patents, Farasis Energy is shaping the future of electric mobility as a pioneer. In addition to Togg, its major strategic partners also include companies such as Mercedes-Benz, GAC and Geely.

For further information please visit www.farasis-energy.com.

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