New changes at the top for Exide

New changes at the top for Exide

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Exide Technologies announced the appointment of three new members of its senior management team in mid-September. The three, who have started, are: Tony Genito, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Leslie Joyce, executive vice president and chief people officer, and vice president human resources — Americas; and Ted Becker, senior vice president, sales and marketing for the Americas.

Tony Genito, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Exide Technologies, most recently chief financial officer at Spectrum Brands Holding, a NYSE listed company, will head up Exide’s global finance and internal audit functions.

Genito has more than 36 years of international financial and executive experience to Exide. Before now he held roles of increasing responsibility in Spectrum’s financial organization and held various financial management positions at Schering-Plough Corporation. He began his career with the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche.

Leslie Joyce, executive vice president and chief people officer, and vice president of human resources for the Americas of Exide Technologies, will oversee human resources activities across Exide’s worldwide operations, including talent management, leadership and organizational development, compensation and benefits and labour and employee relations.

Joyce has more than 30 years of human resources experience. Before joining the company, she worked at Novelis, most recently as the senior vice president, chief people officer. Before that she was vice president and chief learning officer for The Home Depot. Earlier in her career, she also held positions of increasing responsibility with GlaxoSmithKline, and worked in senior positions in both public and private sector companies.

Ted Becker, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Exide Americas, will be responsible for all of Exide Americas’ divisional sales and marketing teams and functions, including original-equipment and aftermarket customer segments, as well as related strategic and product planning activities.

Becker joins Exide from Michelin Groupe, a global retailer of tires for all types of vehicles and other applications, where he most recently was director of its Channel, Passenger Car and Light Truck Tire Business Unit.

Before that, Becker was vice president of marketing for the Michelin Commercial Tire Business Unit where he led strategic and operational marketing functions for aftermarket and OE customers.

“We have attracted considerable talent and proven experience to these critical management roles, and the individual and collective contributions of these new leaders will be a driving force behind Exide’s renewed market presence and growth strategy,” said Vic Koelsch, president and chief executive officer of Exide Technologies.

Exide Technologies came out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and related restructuring this April.