Supercap firm Skeleton hires David Arsenault as SVP for business development

Supercap firm Skeleton hires David Arsenault as SVP for business development

Supercap firm Skeleton hires David Arsenault as SVP for business development 1018 1024 Batteries International

May 31, 2024: Skeleton Technologies, the supercap developer, has appointed David Arsenault as senior vice-president of business development.

Based in Montreal, Canada, he will focus on advancing Skeleton Technologies’ presence in North America. David occupies the central role of lead representative of that region.

In 2006, Arsenault was one of three co-founders of Effenco Development, a company pioneering heavy-duty vehicle electrification using supercapacitors. This venture stemmed from his PhD engineering research on developing more efficient powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles using real operating data.

Arsenault says he has always believed in the value of supercapacitors for heavy-duty vehicle applications.

Effenco co-founders analyzed vehicles’ stop-start phases, and then developed a technology that would tackle the problem of reducing energy consumption.

“We knew what the answer was — to reduce energy consumption when the vehicle wasn’t moving,” says Arsenault. “But it took years before we could build the right system. We finally found the right solution that made sense both economically and commercially.” 

Arsenault has filed more than 30 patents related to supercapacitor technologies and successfully raised over $40 million.

Effenco’s assets were acquired by Martinrea International in July 2022.

Arsenault says he aims to complement Skeleton’s data-centric approach with his experience as an innovator in heavy-duty electrification: “Data has always been at the heart of my product development strategy. By collaborating with Skeleton, I plan to help OEMs reduce CO2 and improve the efficiency of their vehicles by integrating the SuperBattery into their vehicle architecture.”