Dr. Heinz-Georg Burghoff Signs on as Commercialization Consultant to Drive High Efficiency Inverter Adoption
VANCOUVER, BC, December 14, 2021 – Hillcrest Energy Technologies (CSE: HEAT) (OTCQB: HLRTF) (FRA: 7HIA.F) (“Hillcrest” or the “Company”), a clean tech innovation and e-mobility development company, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Heinz-Georg Burghoff as Commercialization Consultant. Dr. Burghoff will help drive and oversee European market access and business expansion activity, working EV and automotive OEMs as the Company advances its Silicon Carbide High Efficiency Inverter (SiC HEI) technology and overall growth strategy.
Dr. Burghoff is an automotive business and product strategy expert in vehicle electronics. Schooled and trained as a scientific expert in electric technologies and applied physics, Dr. Burghoff spent over 20 years with DaimlerChrysler AG, holding various management positions in passenger car development, heading up electric/electronic development for all passenger cars as well as directing battery technology and strategy. He currently operates as an independent consultant, with extensive sector expertise in product development and commercialization, financial and technical evaluation, and program implementation.
“We are building a formidable team to support the continuing development and commercialization of our HEI technology across major opportunity areas,” said Don Currie, Hillcrest Energy Technologies CEO. “Dr. Burghoff has a storied track record of making things happen and carries industry relationships that hold considerable influence and value. He will play a key role in ensuring Hillcrest successfully and efficiently advances to commercialization with industry support.”
“I am impressed by the speed and considerable advancements being made by Hillcrest and the potential of its HEI to have a significant and positive impact in the EV and renewable sectors,” added Dr. Burghoff. “In particular, the ability to eliminate switching losses and increase switching frequencies without increasing temperatures is capable of creating significant competitive advantages to manufacturers and is well-positioned to be a disruptor in the sector. I have tremendous respect for what Harald, Ari and the entire team have accomplished, and I look forward to joining the Hillcrest team.”
The latest testing results, announced on November 25, 2021, confirm electro-technical proof of concept for the SiC HEI as one of the most efficient inverters of its type, with the ability to significantly increase power density and reduce cost, size and weight for future electric vehicle and other e-mobility powertrains. Hillcrest continues to optimize its sophisticated control systems to deliver higher performance levels for commercial demonstration prototypes.
About Hillcrest Energy Technologies
Hillcrest Energy Technologies is a clean tech innovation company developing transformative power conversion devices and control systems for next-generation powertrains and charging applications. The Company is transitioning from the production of fossil fuels from its West Hazel asset in Saskatchewan, to clean energy technologies that help unlock efficiencies in electrification and maximize performance of electric systems including electric vehicles, motors and electric generators. From concept to commercialization, Hillcrest is investing in the development of energy solutions that will power the future. Hillcrest is publicly traded on the CSE under the symbol “HEAT”, on the OTCQB Venture Market as “HLRTF” and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as “7HIA.F”.
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