August 1, 2019: EaglePicher, the specialist battery manufacturer, has appointed Richard Hunter as CEO, the company announced on July 24.
Hunter was previously president of the Defense Electronic Systems division at L3 Technologies, a developer of communication technology for security and defence systems.
Hunter has worked for more than 20 years in the aerospace and defence industries, much of which was in senior leadership positions.
Craig Bondy, board chairman, said Hunter would deliver battery systems to customers bringing emerging applications to market.
Hunter said: “EaglePicher is investing in people and processes that will accelerate growth and position us for long-term success.”
Missouri, US-based EaglePicher makes a range of batteries including lithium, nickel, silver-zinc, thermal, aluminium and lead acid.
The company’s target applications are in the defence, space, aviation and medical markets.
In January 2018, with Gordon Walker as CEO at the time, the company was bought by private equity firm GTCR. At the time, Walker said the firm intended to increase its investment in energy solutions.