David Roberts ’98 has been named CEO of EnerDel, Inc., a provider of advanced lithium-ion battery storage systems for grid energy, transportation and industrial applications. Roberts joined EnerDel in January 2011 as deputy general counsel and chief IP counsel. Prior to joining the company, he held several positions at Caterpillar, Inc., where he started with a focus on patent and licensing matters for various technologies and ultimately assumed the role of corporate counsel in the company’s commercial law department. Dave began his legal career with an emphasis on patent counseling and acquisition at intellectual property firm Senniger Powers. Roberts was also an engineer at Lockheed Martin Control Systems (now BAE) before attending law school. He earned his Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from Indiana University School of Law, and a B.S. in materials science and engineering from Lehigh.