Norman, formerly with Amazon and ExxonMobil, Responsible for Aligning Lyten’s Decarbonization Acceleration Efforts with Customers’ Sustainability Goals
SAN JOSE, Calif., Mar. 1, 2023 /Businesswire/– Lyten, Inc., an advanced materials manufacturer of the innovative Lyten 3D Graphene™ technology platform, today announced the appointment of Keith Norman as its Chief Sustainability Officer. Norman, who has a two-decade career in energy and sustainability, will be responsible for establishing Lyten globally as a leading producer of decarbonization materials across a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, energy, plastics and construction.
Norman will align the company’s products with customer decarbonization roadmaps; establish and implement data-driven sustainability scorecards for Lyten itself, its suppliers and customers; and report on Lyten’s global decarbonization impacts. Additionally, Norman will oversee the sustainability efforts of Lyten’s internal operations, which include the manufacturing of Lyten 3D Graphene™ and lithium-sulfur batteries at its current 55,000 square foot facility in San Jose, and future facilities under development.
“We are pleased that Keith decided to join our efforts to accelerate and promote the decarbonization potential of products created with our revolutionary Lyten 3D Graphene™ materials technology platform,” said Dan Cook, Lyten’s co-founder and CEO. “Keith provides expertise that will help Lyten as a sustainable manufacturer, and to identify opportunities for customers and partners to be more sustainable and profitable in a range of industries, including defense, manufacturing, automotive, transportation, logistics and construction, among others.”
Lyten 3D Graphene™ is engineered from methane gas. In the process, Lyten permanently captures carbon from methane transforming it into Lyten 3D Graphene™ and creating clean-burning hydrogen for a variety of sustainable industrial uses. Lyten’s 3D Graphene has the potential to be used in numerous sustainability-focused applications, including the manufacturing of high energy density lithium-sulfur EV batteries that eliminate overseas supply chain risks, reduce high carbon footprints, and remove the high expense and negative environmental impact of nickel and cobalt-based battery cathodes. Lyten 3D Graphene™ is also the key component in Lyten’s LytR™, a 3D graphene infused polyethylene material that is designed to reduce the weight of polyethylene products by up to 50 percent while maintaining product strength and durability. The Lyten 3D graphene supermaterial has a wide range of additional applications, including the potential to decarbonize many of today’s construction materials, which are tremendously carbon intensive.
“Sustainability is embedded in our technology and is at the heart of our efforts. We are building our materials platform to deliver improved profitability, decarbonization, and scale for our customers. Lyten 3D Graphene has the potential to be one of the leading decarbonization technologies in the world because of its ability to infuse disruptive properties, such as enhanced strength, conductivity, and lightweighting into a wide range of physical products in some of the most carbon-intensive industries,” says Norman.
Norman joins Lyten from Amazon Web Services, where he served as global head of technology partnerships for its energy and utilities business. There he led AWS’ partner strategy to operationalize decarbonization across the energy value chain. Previously, he founded an energy tech startup, advising more than 100 energy companies on emerging decarbonization technologies, including renewables, carbon capture, geothermal, hydrogen, renewable gas, and biofuels. Norman also served 16 years as an executive at ExxonMobil, running engineering and operations organizations as VP Engineering for USA Upstream, VP Engineering and Technology in Russia, and Global Head of Safety, Health and Environment for ExxonMobil Upstream. He is also an active investor and advisor in decarbonization startups.
Lyten is an advanced materials and applications manufacturing company that was founded in 2015 and is based in San Jose, Calif. The Lyten 3D Graphene™ platform is the core innovation, and Lyten’s revolutionary commercial applications include the next-generation LytCell™ line of lithium-sulfur batteries for electric vehicles in the automotive, aerospace, defense, and other markets; a next-generation LytR™ polymer composite that is being designed to reduce the amount of plastic used by 50 percent while maintaining structural and impact strength; and next-generation sensor arrays that significantly increase detection sensitivity for use in industrial, health, and safety applications.
Lyten holds more than 300 patents issued or pending and will manufacture Lyten 3D Graphene material, as well as its LytCell™ EV batteries in a pilot plant near Lyten’s headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, visit lyten.com. For press kit: lyten.com/media-kit/