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Andy Aberdale, ‘89 has stepped down from his role as a WPI Trustee and Board Chair so he can devote his full energies to being CFO of Ascend Elements (formerly Battery Resourcers). Named the 2021 Rocket Ship Climate Tech Company of the Year by the New England Venture Capital Association, Ascend Elements seeks to leverage game-changing WPI technology to revolutionize the lithium ion battery recycling and manufacturing industries.

Jack Mollen has been elected by the Board to return to his role as Board Chair for the remainder of this year. Andy, who's been a WPI trustee since 2012, may return to the Board in the future, and the Board wishes him and Ascend Elements great success.