December 22, 2022: Volt Resources said on December 8 that Prashant Chintawar has been appointed CEO effective 1 January, 2023.
Chintawar joined the Australia-based company as battery metals senior adviser on September 1. He is a former director of global business development and sales for German chemicals conglomerate BASF.
Volt MD Trevor Matthews will become financial and commercial executive director as of January 1, while COO Justine MacDonald, who joined Volt in 2021 after 22 years in the African mining industry, will expand her involvement in the operation and advancement of the company’s graphite assets, Volt said.
Non-executive chairman Asimwe Kabunga said: “Since joining Volt, Prashant’s high-level industry experience and deep industry networks have shone through in the work he has done and the projects he has underway.”
On October 4, Volt said it had formed a new business unit through which it is supplying graphite products for lead acid and lithium battery markets in the US.
The new unit, Volt Energy Materials, provides products including coated spheronized purified graphite (CSPG) for lithium ion batteries and graphite expander additives for negative electrodes for lead batteries.
Photos: Prashant Chintawar (center) with Justine MacDonald and Trevor Matthews