January 17, 2019: Exide Technologies, the US lead battery manufacturer and recycler, announced two senior appointments in the first half of January. Stefan Stübing becomes executive vice president and president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and Brian Woodworth becomes senior vice president and chief information officer.
Stübing has been with Exide for 35 years, where he was made a vice president of the Automotive Division in 2005. In 2011 he became vice president of finance. He will be based in Gennevilliers, France, from where he will head the EMEA region.
“We see many opportunities for growth in the EMEA that we can achieve with the help of Stefan’s leadership and deep understanding of Exide’s operations, the market and our customers,” said Tim Vargo, who was appointed CEO in November.
Also reporting to Vargo and based in the company’s Milton, Georgia headquarters, is Brian Woodworth a new hire to Exide. He moves from Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, where he was CIO for five years.
Woodworth has more than 20 years of experience heading technology teams in the automotive retail and distribution industries.
Read our exclusive interview with Tim Vargo, that appeared in Batteries International this January. Click here.