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Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, Inc. (OGES) Significantly Bolsters Management Team ahead of Planned NASDAQ Uplisting

Just before noon, Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: OGES) announced the appointment of several new members to its management team. The new team members, whom are expected to be fully in place by next month, bring considerable industry expertise to the company’s management team. Oakridge will look to leverage this expertise as it seeks to maximize the benefits of its recently-announced strategic business alliance with Sojitz Machinery Corporation, a major Japanese trading house, while continuing to expand its presence in the competitive lithium ion battery space. The company’s expanded management team is also expected to play a key role in Oakridge’s planned uplisting to NASDAQ.

“The enthusiasm within the organization to now rapidly capitalize on the opportunities before us is now palpable because of these highly experienced new team members,” Steve Barber, executive chairman of Oakridge, stated in today’s news release. “We are now very well positioned with these new team members to take full advantage of the growth opportunities for Oakridge presented by the third wave of growth in the global lithium ion battery space, and to present the right battery industry experience-base to the customer base, to our highly important Japanese strategic partners, and to the investment community in preparation for our anticipated uplifting of the Company from the OTCQB to NASDAQ.”

New additions to Oakridge’s management team include:

  • Phil Meeks will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer/President in early June. Meeks has more than 20 years of experience in the battery and energy storage sector, including work with industry leaders Ultralife Inc. and Duracell USA. Importantly, his industry experience spans both domestic and international markets, including the U.S., Japan, South Korea and China.
  • Frank Malo will assume the role of Director of Battery Design. He is a chemical engineer with more than two decades of experience in the battery industry.
  • John Frailey will assume the role of Director – Systems Integration. He’s a professional software engineer with over 17 years of experience designing software, particularly as it relates to the design of battery management systems.
  • Patrick Johnson will serve as Manufacturing Manager. He has nearly 20 years of experience managing manufacturing plants in the defense industry.
  • David Phillips will assume the role of VP Finance and CFO. Phillips is a CPA with more than 20 years of experience as a finance professional and CFO in a number of applicable industries, such as manufacturing, defense and construction.
  • Brendan Melling will serve as Director of Strategic Product Development & Marketing. He has many years of experience in battery sales and marketing, giving him a keen understanding of specific customer requirements in all sectors of the battery industry.
  • Spencer Jenkins will assume the role of Manager – Materials Procurement & Logistics. Jenkins is an engineer with international experience in the oil industry.
  • TJ Marsilio will serve as Director – Legal Compliance & HR. She’s a seasoned lawyer with a government, regulatory and manufacturing background. Marsilio will offer support for various areas, including occupational safety, government-related procurement, insurance and risk management.

“These important new team members at Oakridge make the Company’s management team now one of the best collections of talent I have ever seen, and will really enable us to reach new heights,” added Barber.

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