HighWater Innovations, LLC, founded in 2010, is a partnership between Dr. George Brilmyer and Michael Gilchrist. The company is engaged in both manufacturing and design / engineering projects with special expertise in electrochemical design. Its mission is to create products that:
• Support the environment through improving systems by making them “greener” (recyclable, use less energy, etc.)
• Improve safety and efficiency in battery related systems.
Both partners have extensive experience in the battery industry and between them have functioned in positions involving:
The company is currently developing two products based on its intellectual property.
PlaneGard™ containment cases for airlines (and FlareGard™ containment cases for ships, office buildings and hospitals) are designed to safely capture and contain burning lithium-ion batteries in Personal Electronic Devices (PED’s). HighWater Innovations is currently manufacturing and marketing this patented technology in their Kingsport, TN location. For more information see www.PlaneGard.com.
The GO Battery™ is a low-aspect ratio, spiral wound battery, which is designed for maximum power and life. The GO Battery™ is specifically intended for use in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV’s) at a fraction of the cost of current battery technologies – nickel and lithium chemistries. The GO Battery™ has achieved over 900 Watts/kilogram in power performance to date with a clear development path to over 1400 Watts/kilogram. More information on the GO Battery™ can be found under the PRODUCTS tab on this website.
HighWater Innovations’ business model allows for manufacturing of products it develops as well as combining its resources with a strategic partner and/or divesting its products and/or technology. For more information, you may contact either partner at 844-756-3473 (toll free) to discuss.
HighWater’s offices are located in Johnson City, Tennessee with manufacturing facility, design and prototyping labs located in Kingsport, Tennessee.
MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Brilmyer holds a Ph.D. in electrochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied under Professor Allen J. Bard. He has held numerous positions within the battery industry including research & development, product development, product engineering and independent consulting.
Mr. Gilchrist is a degreed Mechanical Engineer. Mr. Gilchrist has worked in the industrial chemicals industry before becoming part of the battery industry and has held positions in engineering and maintenance, product development, marketing and sales, and executive management.
It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Don passed away in January 2015 after a long battle with lung cancer. Don was a valuable member of the HighWater team. Our company started in Don’s workshop in 2010 and in the early days his contribution of working space, tools, and mechanical skill was critical in getting us off to a successful start. But mostly he gave his energy, his great attitude, and his love for HighWater and what we are doing to make the world safer and greener. Don will be sorely missed.
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