Our Team

Jolt Energy Technologies

Jolt Energy Technologies was formed in 2015 by Tom Guarr and Jack Johnson with the goal of revolutionizing the field of energy storage. Jolt is based in West Michigan at MSU Bioeconomy Institute.

Tom Guarr

Chief Scientist

Ph.D.: University of Rochester (Chemistry)
Postdoc: California Institute of Technology
– Director of R & D, Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute
– Vice President, Chemical Research and Aerospace Technology, Gentex Corporation
– Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

Tom has over 20 years of experience in designing organic materials that are sufficiently robust to meet the demanding requirements of real-world applications. He helped develop the chemistry that now forms the basis for millions of self-dimming rearview mirrors sold each year as well as the electrochromic windows on all Boeing 787 Dreamliners. He currently holds over 65 US patents and co-founded Jolt in order to revolutionize the field of electrical energy storage.

Jack Johnson

Chief Engineer

Pittsburg State University (BS Mechanical Engineering & BST Automotive Technology)
Other: Co-founder & COO Volta Power Systems
Previous: Chief Engineer, Johnson Controls

Jack is a seasoned expert of the lithium ion battery industry, and led the development of the world’s first large-format, high-volume lithium ion battery production facility in Holland, MI.

Johnson co-founded Volta Power Systems in 2014 to produce advanced energy systems for the RV, Marine and Specialized Vehicle markets. He co-founded Jolt Energy Storage Technologies to focus on improved lithium ion cell safety and operational control

Scot Lindemann


Other: President of BACA Systems
Previous: President, JR Automation

Lindemann serves as CEO of Jolt Energy Storage. Scot Lindemann served as President of JR Automation in Holland before his current role as President of BACA Systems.

He has served on the Board of Directors for the Robotics Industry Association for seven years and Lakeshore Advantage’s Board of Directors for five years. 

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