John Petersen is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of ePower Engine Systems, Inc., a Kentucky-based enterprise that has developed, built and demonstrated an engine-dominant diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain for long-haul heavy trucks that promises fuel savings of 25 to 35 percent depending on terrain and payload weight.
John is a lawyer and accountant with over three decades of corporate finance experience. Before joining ePower he worked as a partner in the law firm of Fefer Petersen & Co. where he focused on corporate finance, due diligence, M&A advisory and related consulting services for manufacturers, innovators and investors in the energy storage and renewable energy sectors.
From 2003 to 2007 John served as board chairman and general counsel of Axion Power International (AXPW), a battery technology company that's introducing a hybrid lead-carbon battery technology to the market. Over the last five years John has earned a global following for his blog on investments in the energy storage sector.
John is a 1979 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School and a 1976 graduate of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He was admitted to the bar in 1980 and licensed to practice as a CPA in 1981. John’s diverse experience in corporate finance, natural resource development and energy storage give him a unique and sometimes unsettling perspective on the technical, economic and supply chain challenges of the battery industry.