EWI’s CEO, Henry Cialone, was quoted throughout an article in the Columbus Dispatch on Ohio being designated as an energy hub. The quotes include:
- “…while there are 18 labs devoted to energy storage research, there are zero devoted to energy manufacturing. We said we’d like to change that.”
- “The biggest challenge to the nation’s manufacturing competitiveness is in the transition to clean-energy technology.”
- “A lot of folks are developing stuff. We need to package and manufacture it. Our collaboration is very focused on manufacturing in the U.S. The creation of the hub will bring an enduring focus to this partnership.”
The article also mentions that EWI was instrumental in the success of the Buckeye Bullet 2.5, a battery-powered vehicle created by students at OSU’s Center for Automotive Research.