Our Team

Meet our team:

While our Lab is well equipped, clean, organized and the object of many of our clients’ complimentary remarks, it is our team of experts that make Polaris Battery Labs really shine. You can meet our team here:

Doug Morris, President and founder of Polaris Battery Labs, LLC. Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Sonoma State University, California, and several US Patents and patent awards. Doug’s expertise, with over thirty years of battery experience, is in Business Development.

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Curtiss Renn, Senior Scientist,  PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. Curtiss is an expert on Mix, Coat, and Rheology, but he has his hands in almost everything that goes on in Polaris.

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Nick Gurnon, Senior Scientist, MS in Semiconductor Device Processing from the University of Oregon. Nick’s focus is in mix, coating, and rheology.

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David Kelly, Senior Development Engineer, BS in  Renewable Energy from Oregon Institute of Technology. David is one of our experts in cell assembly and testing, and has spearheaded several of our larger volume projects.

Gerald Corsiglia, Scientist, MS in Chemistry from the University of Missouri, expertise in mix, coat and cell assembly.

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Igor Kovalenko,  Scientist, PhD Chemistry from O.O. Chuiko Institute Ukraine. Igor focuses on mix, coat, and cell assembly.

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Danielle Vournas, Process Engineer, BS Renewable Energy from Oregon Institute of Technology. Danielle’s focus is cell assembly and specialized projects.

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James Wilferling, Development Engineer, BS in Renewable Energy from Oregon Institute of Technology. Jim’s focus is cell assembly and specialized projects.

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Maria Valenti, Administrative Assistant, Maria keeps us all organized and maintains our financials and somehow manages to keep smiles on all our faces.

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Felix, Office Dog, winner of the prestigious Attaboy Award, as well as First Prize Holder in the Brat eating contest. Felix focuses on morale and greeting guests with a friendly wag. He specializes in opening select packages that occasionally arrive unannounced in the lobby.