BAAR, Switzerland 21.04.2022. Blackstone Resources AG (SWX; symbol BLS, ISIN CH0460027110) is pleased to announce that Marc Kruse has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Blackstone Technology Holding AG, Baar, (a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstone Resources AG). In addition to the organization of the operating processes, his tasks in the operational management include in particular the expansion of the company and support for customers in the USA.

Ulrich Ernst, CEO and founder of Blackstone Resources AG: “With Marc Kruse, we are supported by a seasoned and highly experienced manager with many years of international experience and an excellent network. We are pleased that he will now use his expert knowledge in the field of expansion, management, control and organization for the benefit of Blackstone. With the expansion into the USA, he has exciting and significant tasks ahead of him. He will represent us excellently there.”

About Marc Kruse

Marc Kruse is a seasoned executive with more than 27 years of experience in diverse parts of the world in management, R&D, engineering, manufacturing, project management, service and sales. He has developed a keen sense for the nuances of cultural diversity along the way. “I look forward to using these skills to the best advantage of Blackstone Technology Holding as part of my commitment to the U.S.,” says new COO Marc Kruse.

Kruse’s areas of expertise include: Successful Start-Up Creation, New Business Development, Change Management, Relationship Management, Management Consulting, International Sales, Sales Management, Sales Network, International Project Management, R&D, Efficiency Improvement, Engineering for Body-in-White (BiW), Press Shops, Final Assembly Lines, Battery Assembly, Flanging Equipment, Laser Welding, Laser Brazing and Flexible Tooling.

Marc Kruse serves as co-founder and member of the board of directors at Arrow Automation and Engineering, Inc. of Auburn Hills, Michigan as general manager of sales and business development. As founder of MK Consult, LLC, Greenville, South Carolina, he consults with partner companies in the U.S. and Germany.

The new Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Technology Holding: Marc Kruse

About us Blackstone Resources AG

Blackstone Resources is a Swiss Holding Company, with its legal domicile in Baar, Kanton Zug, and is concentrating on the battery technology and battery-metals market and offers direct exposure to the battery-technology revolution.

Presently, Blackstone Technology GmbH has build up a production-line for small series of 3D printed batteries in Döbeln, Saxony, Germany. The short-term production will be pouch-cells with the Blackstone Thick Layer Technology TM which allows a 20% higher energy density in lithium-ion cells, Blackstone Resources continues the program of development in solid state batteries and its production process.

Electric vehicles and batteries have driven the demand for large quantities of various metals. Therefore, Blackstone Resources explores, develops and trades battery-metals such as lithium, cobalt, manganese, graphite, nickel and copper.

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