Johnson Controls expands global production of start-stop batteries to meet demand 150 150 Batteries International

Johnson Controls expands global production of start-stop batteries to meet demand

Johnson Controls released a new version of its start-stop battery — a 12V lithium ion version — at a German trade show in September while announcing that it was: expanding production…

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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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ALABC restructuring approved by members Batteries International

ALABC restructuring approved by members

A re-organization plan approved by senior committees at the International Lead Association and the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium was approved by ALABC members on September 8. The ALABC is…

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EnerSys’ John Craig to retire in the spring, Shaffer to take over 150 150 Batteries International

EnerSys’ John Craig to retire in the spring, Shaffer to take over

EnerSys has confirmed that John Craig, chief executive officer will retire on March 31, 2016. David Shaffer has been named president, chief executive officer and chief operating officer effective the…

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Microporous fills four senior technical and managerial positions, production ramped up for busy start to 2016 Batteries International

Microporous fills four senior technical and managerial positions, production ramped up for busy start to 2016

Microporous, the developer and manufacturer of separators for lead-acid batteries, has made four new additions to its engineering and manufacturing teams. The appointments — Roger Calloway as site manager of…

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New appointments for KPMG as Marshall, Petropoulos step forward Batteries International

New appointments for KPMG as Marshall, Petropoulos step forward

Amy Marshall has joined KPMG as a director in the firm’s power and utilities practice. Marshall joined from Engage Consulting where she was a director of business development, working with…

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