Trojan appoints Oezcan as director of renewable energy sales

Deep-cycle battery manufacturer Trojan Battery appointed Erguen Oezcan, the former president of Hoppecke Batteries’ US arm, as senior director of sales for renewable energy on July 12.

He had been at Hoppecke since 2006, where he was first appointed managing director of Motive Power before becoming president of the German company’s US subsidiary in 2013.

Oezcan will take control of Trojan’s solar and renewable energy markets in North America, where he is likely to be promoting the company’s new deep-cycle Solar AGM batteries, which were launched at the end of May.

They are specifically designed for use in renewable energy, hybrid and back-up power applications and are suitable for remote micro-grids, solar home systems, residential and commercial back-up, telecoms, oil and gas applications and solar street lights and signs, says the company.

“The extensive background in deep-cycle battery technology and energy storage for solar applications that Erguen brings to Trojan uniquely positions the company to continue its expansion worldwide,” said Elke Hirschman, Trojan Battery senior vice president of North American sales and corporate marketing.

“His expertise in a wide range of battery fields will support Trojan’s sales growth objectives for this market segment, as well as identify new market opportunities, define trends, and determine product needs of customers.”

The range of Solar AGM batteries features a carbon additive that Trojan says helps to reduce the deleterious effects of partial-state-of-charge cycling.

Trojan uses smart carbon in all of its industrial and premium flooded battery lines. This is a proprietary formula, which has been developed so that batteries can operate better in PSoC and are therefore suitable for many applications in which the battery is under-charged on a regular basis.