Primet Ceo Larry Thomas To Address Prestigious 2012 Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium

UPDATE: Click here to read Larry Thomas’s speech in its entirety, along with the slides from his presentation

For Immediate Release

March 20, 2012

Detroit conference to focus on global innovations in electric vehicles

March 20, 2012 (Ithaca, NY) – Larry Thomas, Primet Precision Materials’ CEO, has been invited by the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) International to speak at the 2012 Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium ( in Detroit, MI on April 23, 2012. Held in conjunction with the SAE 2012 World Congress, the conference will provide a comprehensive overview on the latest global innovations in the vehicle powertrain electric traction motor industry, as well as give insight on this rapidly changing sector and its effects on the worldwide marketplace.

Mr. Thomas’ presentation will address raw material and manufacturing cost, and their impact on lower cost automotive battery cells/packs. The evolution of these products could have profound effects on the automotive industry in relation to electric vehicles (EV’s). Primet’s invitation was based on the company’s unique contributions there.

Primet’s patented NanoScission® process technology can dramatically lower electrode material costs while supporting industrially scalable manufacturing required to make large quantities of materials needed by the EV industry, previously an industry wide deterrent for mass production.

The program will also address market growth projections, requirements and cost structures for three varieties of electric traction motors: permanent magnet motors, induction motors and switch reluctance motors. This year’s symposium will feature expanded coverage of rare earth metals, and for the first time, presentations on testing and simulations.

SAE International ( is a global association of more than 134,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries.

About Primet Precision Technologies:
Primet Precision Materials, Inc. is an advanced materials company with innovative technologies capable of producing materials sized from micron to nano. The company’s focus is on lithium-ion battery materials for electric transportation where its technology can quickly transform this industry. Primet’s NanoScission® process can dramatically reduce manufacturing cost for batteries needed in the key segments of electric transportation, including e-bikes, hybrids and electric vehicles, helping to dramatically reduce the retail costs for these vehicles to put them in reach of mainstream consumers. To learn more about Primet, visit

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