Ghislain Lescuyer is new chair of Saft’s management board Batteries International

Ghislain Lescuyer is new chair of Saft’s management board

Ghislain Lescuyer was appointed chairman of the management board of French battery and energy storage systems supplier Saft Group in March and started in May. He takes over from Bruno…

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Digatron appoints China manager Batteries International

Digatron appoints China manager

Digatron Power Electronics, the testing and electronics firm, appointed Karl Sobotka as general manager for Digatron Qingdao China in May. Digatron said the appointment would consolidate its growth in the…

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Skeleton appointments Schenk as COO, then picks Dudek as CTO Batteries International

Skeleton appointments Schenk as COO, then picks Dudek as CTO

Skeleton Technologies, a manufacturer of high-performance ultracapacitors, appointed Volker Dudek as chief technology officer in June. Dudek will be responsible for technology and product development as well as quality control.…

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Julie McClure appointed new EVP for MAC Engineering Batteries International

Julie McClure appointed new EVP for MAC Engineering

Julie McClure was appointed the new executive vice president for MAC Engineering, the well known supplier of lead acid battery manufacturing equipment, in June. She has a background in management,…

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Whitacre wins Lemelson-MIT prize Batteries International

Whitacre wins Lemelson-MIT prize

Jay Whitacre, a professor of materials science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, is the recipient of the 2015 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. The Lemelson-MIT Prize honours outstanding mid-career inventors improving…

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Exide hires Koelsch as new chief executive Batteries International

Exide hires Koelsch as new chief executive

Exide Technologies has appointed Vic Koelsch as its president and chief executive officer. The appointment became effective on June 22 and follows the acceptance of the restructuring plan for the…

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AQUA METALS ‘TRANSITIONS’ STEVE CLARKE AS CEO, POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS DISCUSSED

Steve Clarke (pictured), the founder of Aqua Metals, a company that uses a novel electrochemical technology to recycle lead, is to be replaced as chief executive of the company he…

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Tighter EU regulations on lead if Swedish proposal adopted

A public consultation on whether to identify lead as a ‘substance of very high concern’ will end on April 23, when the European Chemicals Agency will decide whether to add…

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Mini grid expansion to drive battery energy storage in Africa

Up to 200,000 battery-backed mini grid systems could be installed in Africa by 2040 as the region struggles to connect nearly 140 million people to electricity, a summit in Nairobi…

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Trojan expands support for GRID Alternatives in Nicaragua

Deep-cycle battery manufacturer Trojan Battery has pledged more support for the GRID Alternatives programme, which helps communities in countries where electricity services are unreliable, the firm announced on March 19.…

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