MONTREAL, QC, February 8, 2022 – Lithion Recycling announced today the appointment of Eva Carissimi to the role of VP and General Manager. In her role, Ms. Carissimi will be responsible for the operations of the commercial plants based in Quebec and owned by Lithion.
Ms. Carissimi is a highly regarded metallurgical engineer with 30 years of experience in publicly listed companies, start-ups and large mining and metallurgical operations. A McGill University alumna, Ms. Carissimi began her career in 1989 at Noranda’s Horne Smelter, now Glencore, where she held various leadership positions. She then joined Falconbridge in 2005 where she held progressive roles as Smelter Operations Manager, Mine Manager of Craig Mine and Smelter Director. In 2012, she became President and CEO of Canadian Electrolytic Zinc, the manager of the Noranda Income Fund. Prior to joining Lithion Recycling, Ms. Carissimi was the Vice President, Operations for a speciality metals development company where she was responsible for mining and metallurgy plant operations, environment and community relations.
Ms. Carissimi is also actively involved in her community. She has held numerous board positions throughout the years and has been promoting and mentoring women in business and engineering for various initiatives in Quebec.
“We are fortunate to welcome Eva to Lithion’s management team as we enter the commercial phase of our development” mentioned Benoit Couture, President and CEO of Lithion Recycling. “Her experience and track record in large scale projects, metallurgy and in running businesses will certainly bring strong leadership and guidance to our team as we roll-out our plant projects in the coming months” he added.
“I am excited to join Lithion’s ranks as VP and General Manager and to help the current dynamic and experienced leadership team to realize the company’s vision” said Ms. Carissimi. “To contribute to a project where environmental stewardship and circular economy are at the forefront as key strategic priorities is the reason I decided to join the Lithion team” she added.
About Lithion Recycling Inc.
Lithion has developed an efficient and cost-effective process to recover strategic materials from end-of-life and product waste of lithium-ion batteries. Lithion’s process allows up to 95% of battery components to be recovered and treated so that they can be reused by battery manufacturers, enabling to close the lifecycle in batteries. This technology accelerates the transition to green energy and helps meet decarbonization targets by reducing pressure on natural resource extraction. This year, Lithion launches its first commercial recycling operations, drawing on data from a highly successful Quebec industrial-scale demonstration plant commissioned in January 2020. Its goal is worldwide deployment, through licensing agreements, with a target of 25 recycling plants on a world scale by 2035. For more information, please visit: https://www.lithionrecycling.com/