July 22, 2022: Doug Lambert, Vice President of Sales and Technology for Wirtz Manufacturing, has confirmed the LinkedIn announcement earlier in July that he is planning to retire “in the next six to nine months”. Lambert has been involved in the battery industry since February 1977.
Lambert (pictured), who is a well known, well liked and respected figure in the lead battery industry, as well as a popular conference speaker, says he does not intend to retire completely. “I don’t intend to leave the business but will continue as a part-time consultant for Wirtz,” he says.
“This is an industry and a family that I’ve loved and cared for my entire working life. I am still passionate about the lead battery technology and believe that it still has a long future, I don’t ever want to walk away from it completely”.
“Wirtz and I have been planning this move since the start of the year,” says Lambert, “and we intend to make the transition of my position as smooth as possible to my successor.”
Lambert has worked for Wirtz since 2011. Before that he spent 12 years as an independent lead battery consultant.