Industry consultant David Boden to be remembered with cocktails at BCI 2018

Lead battery veterans and experts paid tribute at the ABC in Kuala Lumpur to David Boden, the well-known and much-respected industry consultant who passed away on September 15 after a short illness. He was 82.

His wife Pattie told BESB that a cocktail party will be hosted by family and industry friends to remember David at the BCI 2018 convention in Tucson, Arizona, next May.

David was closely involved with many leading battery firms, such as Exide, Emerson, C&D Power Systems and Douglas Battery, and also consulted for Hammond, Inc and the ALABC.

With his PhD in physical chemistry, he later chaired BCI committees and sub-committees on various battery technologies, and spent 25 years advising companies on their product strategies. He also wrote more than 40 scientific papers and presentations for technical meetings.

“David’s industry connections were his best friends and he truly enjoyed every minute of his 55+ years in the battery world,” said Pattie. “When I owned my advertising agency, his connections became some of my clients, and also grew to be long-time friends.

“We both especially enjoyed attending the BCI, IBMA, EUROBAT and we had some great adventures around the world.”

Eric Holtan, president, strategy and global accounts at Hammond, Inc, worked with David for nearly 26 years.

“We traversed the globe, going to conferences and working with customers,” he said. We had so many interesting times over those years and going to all those places – he was a great mentor and will be greatly missed.”

David enjoyed gardening, fly fishing and supporting Liverpool Football Club.

Pattie also said that anyone wanting to make a donation in David’s memory could send them to the Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, Virginia, or the Caring for Creatures Pet Sanctuary in Palmyra, Virginia.