Li-Cycle appoints new Regional President, Americas
By Canadian Manufacturing
TORONTO — Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., a company involved in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and a lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, announced the appointment of Richard Storrie as Regional President, Americas. Mr. Storrie will oversee all of Li-Cycle’s recycling operations and commercial activities, as well as the execution of its growth strategy in the Americas region. He will start with the Company on Monday, January 24, 2022.
Li-Cycle also announced that it has adopted a new regional management structure to support the acceleration of the Company’s global growth plans. Under the new structure, regional presidents will oversee recycling operations, commercial activities, and business development activities in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions.
Mr. Storrie brings operational, technical, and strategic development experience in the metals and mining industry and possesses a deep understanding of the battery metals supply chain. Throughout his career, he has made contributions to advancing some of the most valuable mining assets in the world and developing multi-billion-dollar operations. Mr. Storrie will report to Li-Cycle’s President, CEO, and co-founder, Ajay Kochhar.
“We’re excited to welcome Richard to the Li-Cycle team as we continue to expand and reinforce our presence as the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America,” said Mr. Kochhar. “Richard has extensive experience working in the battery metals supply chain and will play an important role in supporting our ability to scale and meet the rapidly growing demand for lithium-ion battery recycling.”
“Li-Cycle is proving that lithium-ion battery recycling is a viable, sustainable complement to mining for critical battery-grade materials in the long term,” said Mr. Storrie. “I look forward to leveraging my extensive experience with scaling mining operations at Li-Cycle as the Company helps to solve an urgent global challenge – the need for an environmentally and economically sustainable lithium-ion battery recycling solution.”
Prior to joining Li-Cycle, Mr. Storrie served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Diavik Diamond Mine, owned by Rio Tinto. Mr. Storrie has worked with governmental, diplomatic, and industry leaders throughout his time at Rio Tinto, and was a member of the Rio Tinto EU Steering Committee, helping develop the company’s strategy within the European Union.
Mr. Storrie served as an officer in the British Royal Marine Commandos and acquired an Honours degree in Mining Engineering from Newcastle University in the UK.