John Barton – 18th Asian Battery Conference and Exhibition John Barton – 18th Asian Battery Conference and Exhibition

John Barton

Chief Executive Officer

Gridtential Energy, Inc.

Over the last 25 years, John has spearheaded high-tech product realization and operations for existing and emerging markets around the world, spanning North America, Europe, Asia, and Israel. In a variety of roles, from executive and advisory, he’s successfully scaled start-ups and organizations within large public companies, while ensuring world-class quality and competitiveness.
Prior to joining Gridtential, John was President of Global Asset Management for Sun Edison, where he oversaw the operations of over 8GW of renewable energy assets. Previously, John served as Vice President and General Manager at Flex, a global contract manufacturer, where he ran the North American Design and Hybrid Microelectronic Packaging divisions. John has also served as CEO of start-up companies Wave Optics, Inc and Novera Optics, Inc, which he led and successfully sold to Flex and LG-Nortel (now LG-Ericsson) respectively.
John holds a Master of Science degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business where he sits on the Alumni Advisory Board, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics and Mathematics from University of California, Irvine, where he also serves as a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council for the School of Physical Sciences.