Management Team

Peter W. Cirino

Chief Executive Officer
Peter Cirino is the Chief Executive Officer of A123 Systems. He joined A123 in May of 2016 serving as President of A123’s European operations before his appointment as CEO. Mr. Cirino serves on the board of A123 and oversees all facets of the business globally.

Prior to joining A123, Mr. Cirino spent over 20 years with TE Connectivity in roles of increasing responsibility. The last position he held was General Manager for the Southeast Asian region and Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development for Asia Pacific. He has many years of experience in operations and general management throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Mr. Cirino earned a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He maintains offices at A123’s Livonia, Michigan headquarters as well as in China.


Brad Frederick 

Chief Financial Officer
Brad Frederick began serving as the Chief Financial Officer of A123 Systems in early 2015. Prior to joining A123, Mr. Frederick's experience included 20 years in the automotive supply industry at medium-sized, privately held companies assisting in organic and acquisitive growth initiatives as well as cost reduction and restructuring activities. Mr. Frederick spent 4 years serving as Chief Financial Officer the two Platinum Equity portfolio companies; Chassix, Inc. "Chassix" and Acument Global Technologies, Inc. "Acument."

Prior to Chassix and Acument, Mr. Frederick served in similar roles at L&W Engineering, Plastech Engineered Products and LDM Technologies. He began his career at Ernst & Young, serving in its audit practice group for 4 years. Mr. Frederick earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with an accounting emphasis, from Bowling Green State University and is licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant.

Patrick Hurley

Chief Technology Officer
Patrick Hurley began serving as the Chief Technology Officer of A123 Systems in August of 2014. Prior to joining A123, Dr. Hurley's experience included technology leadership roles at Air Products and Chemicals and Johnson Controls Inc. In his previous role at Air Products and Chemicals, Dr. Hurley managed research programs in alternative energy production along with integrated circuits. During his role as director (IV) of Global Core Engineering at Johnson Controls Inc., Dr. Hurley directed a multi-disciplinary team to implement new technologies, processes and products in the Electrochemical Energy Storage space on a global scale.

Following the completion of his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at Purdue University, Dr. Hurley continued his studies in Solid State Physics as a Kavli Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Dr. Hurley has been awarded over $20M in U.S. Department of Energy grants and has served on numerous government panels for the advancement of science and engineering.