February 2, 2022
Chatham, NJ. Eutectix, LLC announced today that John P. de Neufville, Ph.D., was reappointed CEO of the company, effective on July 19,2021. A Eutectix co-founder, prior CEO, current Chief Scientist and President, and major investor, Dr. de Neufville succeeds Barry Russell as CEO.
In 1986, De Neufville founded Voltaix, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals used in the manufacture of various semiconductor devices, which was sold to Air Liquide Corporation in 2013. In 2014 he co-founded Eutectix, LLC. As Eutectix CEO, Dr. de Neufville has full responsibility for driving growth, setting strategic direction and developing and implementing its annual and long-term business plans. He is based at Eutectix’ home office in Chatham, NJ. Prior to 1986, he worked for Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD; 1969-1975; 1980-1986), and Exxon Corporate Laboratories (1974-1980), and while at ECD was the first CEO of the newly founded Ovonic Battery Company (1983-85).
About Eutectix: With operations in Troy, MI and Tolleson, AZ, Eutectix LLC uses primarily Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM) and inert atmosphere grinding technologies to manufacture high purity specialty metal alloys and alloy powders for a widening range of applications including rare earth and Co-Al-Ti alloys and powders for permanent magnets, hydrogen storage alloys and powders, superalloy rods and master alloys as ingredients for manufacturing superalloys for aerospace, custom engineered nickel calcium alloys, and bulk metallic glasses (BMG’s) including Beryllium-based BMG alloys. Eutectix has unique capabilities to produce these metals and alloys – critical materials which are essential to the military and widely used in electronics, solar, wind and battery technology.
Eutectix LLC was founded in 2014 via the acquisition of the Great Western Technology manufacturing facility in Troy, MI. The facility had originally been created by the Ovonic Battery Company subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. to develop and manufacture alloy powders for the early nickel metal hydride batteries. Subsequently, the entire manufacturing facility of Molycorp Metals and Alloys in Tolleson, AZ, historically focused on manufacturing rare earth magnet metals and alloy powders, was acquired in 2016.