American Battery Technology Company, (ABTC) (OTCQB: ABML), an American critical battery materials company that is commercializing both its primary minerals manufacturing and secondary minerals lithium-ion battery recycling technologies, has hired former manager of Tesla’s Factory Infrastructure Design team, Mitchell Dreier, as its Director of Engineering, reporting to ABTC CEO Ryan Melsert.

“Building a highly competent team of in-house expertise not only accelerates our path to commercialization, but it ensures that our processes and facilities can evolve and continue to integrate our next generation technologies into our baseline operations,” said ABTC CEO Ryan Melsert. “Having worked closely together during the founding phases of the engineering design, construction, and commissioning of the first Tesla Gigafactory, I have first-hand confidence in the abilities and skillsets that Mitch brings to the table and his level of expertise overseeing our projects will directly drive continuous innovation of our lithium-ion battery recycling and primary resource development facilities.”

Dreier brings nearly 15 years of experience in engineering and technical programs leadership to the company. Most recently, he led a team of multi-disciplinary engineers, designers, and project managers that delivered all infrastructure design for Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada advancing key company programs such as Cell Manufacturing, Semi, Megapack, and Powertrain. Of note, Dreier recently managed the design of Tesla’s first advanced water treatment facility, allowing factory processes to consume reclaimed water and recycle process water to achieve a near zero liquid discharge facility. Additionally, in a previous role as Tesla’s Systems Engineer Manager for global infrastructure design, he managed a diverse team of engineers to optimize the development of five major Tesla gigafactories throughout the US, Europe, and Asia producing battery cells, vehicles, and stationary storage systems.

Prior to his work at Tesla, Dreier led a team of field engineers that designed and commissioned hydrogen technology systems for chemical plants around the globe for Honeywell. He also served as a pilot plant operator at Virent Inc. where he supported plant operations including experiment design and plant modifications to develop drop-in, low carbon biofuels.

Dreier earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a certificate in Engineering in Energy Sustainability from the University of Wisconsin Energy Institute.

As ABTC’s Director of Engineering, Dreier will lead the fast-growing team of engineers translating the company’s innovative design concepts into commercial scale systems through all stages of design and construction. As in previous roles, his focus will be on solving challenging problems using creative and balanced first-principles solutions to design, construct, and commission commercial scale first-of-kind facilities.

“I am very excited to join American Battery Technology Company, as the company’s innovative mindset, positive culture, and sustainable business model create a unique position for success in the industry,” said Mitchell Dreier, American Battery Technology Company’s Director of Engineering.

About American Battery Technology Company

American Battery Technology Company is uniquely positioned to supply low-cost, low-environmental impact, and domestically sourced battery metals through its three divisions: lithium-ion battery recycling, primary battery metal extraction technologies, and primary resources development.

American Battery Technology Company has built a clean technology platform that is used to provide a key source of domestically manufactured critical and strategic battery metals to help meet the near insatiable demand from the electric vehicle, electrical grid storage, and consumer electronics industries. This ESG-principled platform works to create a closed-loop circular economy for battery metals that champions ethical and environmentally sustainable sourcing of critical and strategic materials.

Forward-Looking Statements

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