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Jens Conzen


Vice President, Business Development

Areas of Expertise

Manufacturing Consulting
Lithium-Ion Battery + Energy Storage Systems
Hazardous Material Evaluation
Power Transmission + Design


Jens is a Vice President of business development in the Midwest, and a Subject Matter Expert in Industrial and Process Safety. He has hands-on experience in various disciplines, such as engineering design, international and national engineering standards, simulation, and testing. He leads an interdisciplinary team that supports industrial customers in projects that require either a standard or customized solution approach. For customized solutions, he leverages scientific principles and confirms those with an experimental basis (i.e., data driven solutions).

He serves various industries which include power generation (renewable, nuclear, conventional), energy storage, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and chemical production. His areas of emphasis include reactive chemical hazards (i.e., thermal runaway), overpressure safety, operational issues with power generating and power storage equipment, as well as chemical process plants. Jens supports research related to lithium-ion battery safety as well as fire and explosion safety for energy storage systems (ESS) and is extensively involved with the development of chemical reactor safety systems. Experienced with the pressure capacity and structural dynamic analysis of industrial systems, he has supported many of the leading suppliers to help them deliver more robust solutions.

Education / Certifications
  • MBA, Data Science, Elmhurst University
  • MS, Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dipl. Ing., Produktiontechnik (Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering and Business), Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Professional European Engineer, EUR ING
  • Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Principal Technical Committee Member NFPA 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Member, Energy Storage Fire Prevention and Mitigation Advisory Committee, EPRI
  • Member, Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS)
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI