Energy Vault Holdings hires Josh McMorrow as First Legal Chief

Energy Vault Holdings, a provider of grid-scale energy storage, has appointed Josh McMorrow as the company’s first chief legal officer. McMorrow is taking the legal reins of the company, a maker of energy storage systems that is ramping up its global expansion.

The appointment comes three months after Energy Vault went public through a special purpose acquisition company merger with Novus Capital II. After the deal, the combined company, which has its offices in Switzerland and California, had an enterprise value of $1.1 billion.

McMorrow brings more than two decades of legal experience, most recently at Germany-based Atotech, a maker of chemicals for circuit boards, where he served as general counsel for more than three years. At Atotech, he helped lead the company’s 2021 initial public offering, which raised more than $700 million.

“It is a very exciting time to be joining Energy Vault, as I believe the company is poised for significant domestic and international growth, and I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success,” McMorrow said in a statement.

Robert Piconi, CEO of Energy Vault, said McMorrow’s broad international experience, combined with his deep expertise in transactional and regulatory matters, will be a tremendous asset to the company.

Prior to Atotech, McMorrow was at oil field services company Weatherford for five years, first as general counsel of its North American division and global head of litigation and then vice president and chief commercial counsel in Switzerland, at the Zurich office.

Before Weatherford, he was at oil and gas company PSC, where he served as general counsel, and the industrial gas company Air Liquide, where he served in increasingly high-level roles.

He began his career as an analyst at Andersen Consulting and then as a trial attorney for Bracewell.


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