November 22, 2023: Chad Uplinger has been appointed president of motive power global at EnerSys, the lead and lithium batteries giant announced on November 8.
Uplinger (pictured) takes over from Shawn O’Connell, who has been appointed president of energy systems global at EnerSys, succeeding Andrew Zogby.
Zogby’s retirement was reported by Batteries International in September.
Uplinger started his career with the company in 1999 and he was most recently VP of motive power Americas, a post he had held since 2017.
Before that he was general manager of motive power specialty markets and led the team that launched the company’s TPPL, thin plate pure lead maintenance-free batteries into the material handling market.
In August 2022, EnerSys announced the formal opening of its expanded Richmond, Kentucky distribution center in support of its motive power portfolio.
Products shipped from the expanded site include the company’s range of traditional flooded lead acid and TPPL batteries and modular chargers.