Today in GeekWire, First Mode’s promotions of Dr. Elizabeth Frank to the role of chief scientist and Rhae Adams to chief operating officer were announced by Cara Kuhlman in the Tech Moves column.

Tech Moves covers notable hires, promotions and personnel changes in the Pacific Northwest tech community. Article excerpt:

Frank was most recently a senior applied planetary scientist. Adams, a First Mode board member and co-founder, was most recently GM of the Americas. … The engineering company’s projects include a hydrogen-powered mining vehicle that could become one of the largest zero-emissions vehicles on Earth, a hydrogen-powered race truck for the Baja 1000, as well as deep space hardware for NASA.

In October, the company announced a multi-year deal and $8.5 million investment from global mining company Anglo American. First Mode now has more than 150 employees and plans to double its global employee count in 2022.

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