PRESS RELEASE: Lyten Names Air Force Lieutenant General (Ret.) Eric Fick to Its Executive Leadership Team

Published: April 5, 2023

Former Program Executive Officer of the F-35 Joint Program Office Named President of Lyten Federal Solutions, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5, 2023 /Businesswire/– Lyten, Inc., the advanced materials manufacturer and inventor of the proprietary Lyten 3D Graphene™ strategic materials technology platform, announced that retired Air Force Lt. General Eric Fick has joined its leadership team and will serve as President of Lyten Federal Solutions, Inc.

In this capacity, General Fick will identify opportunities between Lyten and the federal government focused on the development, integration, and production of solutions that utilize the Lyten 3D Graphene materials platform to solve some of our nation’s toughest challenges. General Fick will continue Lyten’s ongoing work in support of the priorities of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Energy, and Transportation, and will pursue legislative and regulatory initiatives that move our nation forward effectively and sustainably in these areas. General Fick will lead Lyten’s relationships with federal-level customers and will be responsible for developing and overseeing projects in areas such as strategic materials, energy storage, composites and sensors. “I am excited to welcome a leader of General Fick’s distinguished background to our growing team of innovators and manufacturing experts,” said Dan Cook, Lyten’s CEO and co-founder, “General Fick has served our country with distinction and honor, and his experience leading the world’s largest, most complex, and most critical aerospace program is invaluable for spearheading our federal program efforts as we seek to join our commercial technologies and products with federal user applications through the efforts of Lyten Federal Solutions.” General Fick served as the Program Executive Officer and Director for the F-35 Lightning II Program at the F-35 Joint Program Office in Arlington, Va., from July 2019 thru July 2022, and as the Deputy Program Executive Officer for the two years prior. In this capacity, he led the life-cycle program management of the F-35A, F-35B, and F-35C, the fifth-generation strike fighter air system of choice for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, seven international partners, and seven Foreign Military Sales customers.  General Fick’s prior Active-Duty experiences include assignments in Air Force Sustainment, Air Force Research Laboratory, Flight Test, and as a Legislative Liaison. He also served as the Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces, and as the Program Executive Officer for Fighters & Bombers. “I joined Lyten because of the tremendous potential of its technology to revolutionize national security applications with lighter, stronger, and more sustainable products,” said General Fick. “It is the exact type of major technological leap needed at this crucial time. The United States’ near-total dependence on offshore sources for batteries and battery raw materials makes it strategically vulnerable to the regional and international aspirations of the nation-states that currently control – and could exploit – these extended supply chains. Lyten’s lithium-sulfur battery chemistry – a chemistry enabled by the creation and use of Lyten 3D Graphene™ – stands to break this dependency and remove the associated strategic vulnerability. Using responsibly sourced and sustainably produced raw materials, Lyten’s lithium-sulfur batteries will provide an unparalleled American power source for the next generation of electric vehicles and devices. I’m looking forward to accelerating these and other critical national security applications of Lyten 3D Graphene™.”
About Lyten
Lyten is an advanced materials and applications manufacturing company that created Lyten 3D Graphene™, a unique decarbonization materials platform that is tunable for a myriad of advanced applications. Lyten’s revolutionary commercial applications include the next-generation LytCell™ line of lithium-sulfur batteries; the next-generation LytR™ polymer composite; and the next-generation sensor array that significantly increases the detection sensitivity for use in industrial, health, and safety applications. Lyten has more than 300 patent matters and will initially manufacture Lyten 3D Graphene material, as well as its LytCell™ batteries, in a pilot plant near Lyten’s headquarters in San Jose, Calif. To learn more, visit lyten.com. For press kit: lyten.com/media-kit/
About Lyten 3D Graphene™
Lyten 3D Graphene™ is a breakthrough materials technology platform engineered from the process of decarbonizing methane gas. It has the potential to revolutionize a vast array of products in industries including automotive, aerospace, construction, logistics, health, and many more. This highly tunable materials technology invented by Lyten is an advanced form of “graphene.”
About LytR
When Lyten 3D Graphene is infused into polyethylene, as in the LytR™ material, it significantly strengthens the polyethylene’s chemical and physical properties, thereby requiring less polyethylene material and enabling a lighter-weight product that can potentially reduce the amount of plastic used by up to 50 percent, while maintaining structural and impact strength.
About LytCell™
LytCell™ is Lyten’s innovative lithium-sulfur battery that uses Lyten 3D Graphene™, leading to a battery designed to have higher energy density than conventional lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles in industries including automotive, aerospace and defense. Unlike lithium-ion and solid state, LytCell™ does not use nickel, manganese, or cobalt (NMC) materials and will be domestically and sustainably sourced, liberating manufacturers and consumers from supply chain issues and environmentally unsound mining practices. With domestic sourcing and manufacturing, the battery is projected to have approximately 60 percent lower carbon footprint than lithium-ion, and roughly 40 percent lower carbon footprint than solid-state batteries.