September 12, 2019: Frank Fleming, one of the cutting edge R&D figures in the lead battery business, was this year’s winner of the International Lead Award for his services to the industry. The award was presented on the opening day of the 18th Asia Battery Conference held in Nusa Dua, Bali on September 3.
For the past 40 years Frank has been at the sharp end of the research, manufacture and commercial development of the lead battery business.
“It is an honour to present you with this award,” said industry veteran Don Karner. “On behalf of 18ABC, this is richly deserved for your tireless efforts and contribution to our business.”
Liverpool born Fleming, 64, told BESB: “I’m very honoured to be recognized in this way. Working in this industry is like being part of a large worldwide family.
“I’m excited to still be contributing to an innovative industry which continues to push the boundaries of research and development. I think advanced lead batteries are key to the future of battery energy storage and electrification as the demand for safe and reliable battery storage is growing so rapidly.
“This has been recognized by the US government, which is supporting our industry’s joint research programme through the national laboratories. As an industry we must recognize these opportunities and ensure our technology is part of the solution.”
A full report on the award and Frank Fleming’s contribution to the industry can be found in the next issue of Batteries International.