Aqua Metals appoints Frank Knuettel as CFO

Lead battery recycling firm Aqua Metals announced the appointment of Frank Knuettel as chief financial officer on April 12, to replace Thomas Murphy, who became interim CFO after the departure of Mark Weinswig in March. Knuettel joins the company full-time on April 16.

Knuettel has held several CFO posts before, including his last one with intellectual property services group Marathon Patent Group.

“Frank has exceptional financial and operational experience in growing businesses as well as investor relations and SEC expertise,” said Vincent Divito, independent director and chair of the audit committee. “I want to thank Thomas Murphy for stepping out of retirement and being our interim CFO.”

Aqua Metals has been undergoing several management changes in recent weeks, with the most recent being the announcement on March 27 that CEO Steve Clarke was going to be ‘transitioned’.