interim president Terry Copeland
has moved up to president and CEO, the company announced today. Copeland has been the
company's interim leader since March, just after previous
CEO Alan Gotcher resigned
. Copeland has been with Altair Nanotechnologies since November 2007 (when he was vice president of operations for Altair's Power and Energy Group). He also has a long history with the Duracell battery company. Copeland said that Altairnano, which is still in the game to supply batteries for the Phoenix SUT even after
Phoenix Motorcars' recent shift to battery supply competitor Electrovaya
, "has the people, technology and business plan to drive the commercialization of the company's power and energy products, as well as those in life sciences and performance materials."
[Source: Altair on