Technology Acquisition Advisory

Eric R Dix – Founder and Principal


Six Sigma Master Black Belt



Eric R Dix founded Innovation Associates, LLC in 2005 after leading advanced technology and operations functions for the previous 25 years in the areas of Research and Development, Product Engineering, Equipment Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Engineering, Quality and Operations Systems Development. During this period he led the new technology commercialization and manufacturing efforts at the CTO, General Management and Board of Director levels for over 35 products with revenue in excess of $1 Billion.

Specialized expertise includes strategic planning, market technology alignment, operations systems development, new product commercialization and concurrent engineering in technology scale up implementations. Eric has 21 years of experience in advanced Lithium Ion technologies and 30 years overall experience in Chemical Formulation Design, Coatings, Converting, Automated Assembly operations from Bench top R & D through high volume Manufacturing.

Eric teaches and consults worldwide in Statistical Engineering methods he has adapted specifically for Lithium Ion systems as applied to R&D, Product Design, Equipment Engineering and Manufacturing including Design of Experiments, Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma Methodology and Reliability Engineering. Eric is under contract with Springer Publishing as sole author for two advanced texts in Li Ion Battery Technology and Operations:

Statistical Process Control for Advanced Battery Manufacturing & Development – Applications in Lithium Ion & Other Advanced Battery Systems

Design of Experiments for Advanced Battery Manufacturing & Development – Applications in Lithium Ion & Other Advanced Battery Systems

Corporate Position Summary


Principal Innovation Associates LLC, Saint Louis MO 

Board of Directors Ultralife Taiwan Inc. - Board Member 

General Manager & Vice President Ultralife Batteries Inc, Newark, NY 

Corporate VP Technology Ultralife Batteries Inc., Newark, NY 

Senior Director of Technology Tandy Magnetics, Santa Clara, CA 

Director of Battery Operations Micron Communications, Inc., Boise, ID 

Vice President Mfg Moltech, Tucson AZ 

Director of Mfg Technology Valence Technologies, San Jose, CA & Belfast, NI 

Director, R & D Control Data Corp, Omaha, NE 

Director of Engineering Saint Gobain Performance Plastics & Films, NY


Education & Certifications


MBA, Santa Clara University 

Undergraduate Studies Chemical Engineering - Iowa State University 

Graduate Studies Analytical Chemistry - Iowa State University 

Bachelor of Science Chemistry - University of Northern Iowa 

Six Sigma Black Belt & Design for Six Sigma - Motorola University 

5 U.S. Patents issued in Lithium Battery Technology