Industry Profiles

POINTS OF VIEW: BITRODE CORPORATION Batteries International

POINTS OF VIEW: BITRODE CORPORATION

November 28, 2016: Batteries International interviewed Craig Brunk, sales director at Bitrode for his take on the current state of the testing market and the direction it’ll go in the…

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ENERGY STORAGE FINANCE: GAUGING RISK 150 150 Batteries International

ENERGY STORAGE FINANCE: GAUGING RISK

Energy storage technology — seen by many as the final piece in the global energy transition puzzle — requires significant financing. Attracting investment, depends largely on understanding and quantifying the…

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VRLA BATTERIES: THE BEGINNING Batteries International

VRLA BATTERIES: THE BEGINNING

Batteries International spoke to John Devitt who, now 91, recalls how he conceived of the first absorbent glass mat battery and the challenges that he and Don McLelland had to…

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DAVID RAND: AN ELECTROCHEMICAL JOURNEY Batteries International

DAVID RAND: AN ELECTROCHEMICAL JOURNEY

David Rand has been at the heart of the energy storage world for the past 50 years. His academic achievements — he is the co-inventor of the UltraBattery and one…

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HALF CENTURY OF THE VRLA BATTERY 150 150 Batteries International

HALF CENTURY OF THE VRLA BATTERY

While the history of its invention and its revolutionary chemistry is one fascinating story, the route to commercial success for the VRLA battery is equally as complex and intriguing. Some…

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Kubis retires from Eco-Bat, moves to bipolar lead acid start-up Gridtential Batteries International

Kubis retires from Eco-Bat, moves to bipolar lead acid start-up Gridtential

Ray Kubis — one of the most high profile names in the battery business — stepped down as president and managing director at Eco-Bat Technologies on October 30. Kubis, citing…

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Eisenhart joins A123 Systems as COO Eisenhart joins A123 Systems as COO Batteries International

Eisenhart joins A123 Systems as COO Eisenhart joins A123 Systems as COO

Chris Eisenhart joined A123 Systems in October as its chief operations officer. He takes over from Ed Kopkowski who left the company in May to become COO of Dexter Alex…

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Bob Nelson honoured with International Lead Award at ABC opening ceremony Batteries International

Bob Nelson honoured with International Lead Award at ABC opening ceremony

It’s odd to think some of the heaviest smogs over Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s were behind the recent award of the International Lead Award by Bob Nelson,…

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New changes at the top for Exide Batteries International

New changes at the top for Exide

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…

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Former GM battery head becomes LG Chem Power’s chief exec Batteries International

Former GM battery head becomes LG Chem Power’s chief exec

Denise Gray — a well known industry figure for her pioneering work at General Motors on the Chevrolet Volt — became chief executive of LG Chem Power on October 1.…

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