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Faraday Grid strengthens team with new hires

Faraday Grid chief Andrew Scobie. Image: Jess Shurte.

Faraday Grid chief Andrew Scobie. Image: Jess Shurte.

Energy technology firm Faraday Grid has bolstered its team with two new hires as it continues to target growth in international markets.

Ex-eBay International president and COO Kris Beyens has joined as the company’s new COO, tasked with overseeing its global engineering, supply chain and operations.

Faraday Grid said Beyens was ideally placed to help further the company’s international expansion given his “extensive” experience working in global finance and operations.

Jan Juhasz has also joined as Faraday Grid’s new VP engineering, UK, where he will be responsible for strengthening its existing engineering team.

Juhasz joins with a track record working in electrical engineering, having held positions at Schneider Electric, Enel, Siemens and Honeywell in the past.

Andrew Scobie, founder and chief executive at Faraday Grid, said the duo stood to play an integral role in the firm’s expansion.

Their respective hires comes just a fortnight after Faraday Grid also welcomed a new chief financial officer to the company in Mark Corben.

Aside from plotting an international expansion, Faraday Grid earlier this year secured a £25 million investment from WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann.

Faraday Grid’s bi-directional exchanger technology is due to be trialled with distribution network operator UK Power Networks. Last October the company said tests were to start this spring.

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