Hammond adds key sales jobs in Asia and North America

Hammond adds key sales jobs in Asia and North America

Hammond adds key sales jobs in Asia and North America 683 1024 Batteries International

May 3, 2024: Hammond Group, the specialist oxide manufacturer, announced on May 1 that Anir Chakraborty has been appointed as sales director for the Asia Pacific region, and Ashley Tobin takes on the job of North American sales manager.

Chakraborty brings a wealth of experience from his previous role as the director of business development at Black Diamond Structures. While there, he worked with multiple lead battery manufacturers to conduct over 100 full-scale production trials across 10 countries, successfully commercializing advanced battery additives for various electromobility and energy storage applications.

During Chakraborty’s previous position as head of business development — EV traction & industrial battery energy storage at Exide Industries — he played a pivotal role in the business development of low and high-voltage batteries for electromobility, e-bikes, EVs, and various industrial applications.

Tobin joins Hammond with a strong background in technical sales. OEM sales manager at Trojan Battery Company, she managed relationships with 30 such customers in North America.

Ashley Tobin, Hammond Group

Before that, she held the position of regional/OEM sales manager at Flow-Rite Controls, growing partnerships with lead battery manufacturers throughout a large territory spanning multiple states and Canada. She was critical in launching contract manufacturing of plastic components for Flow-Rite’s motive power business segment.

“Anir comes to us with over 20 years in the lead battery industry throughout Asia and, he will continue to expand our presence in the Asia-Pacific region and deliver innovative battery solutions to our customers,” said Brad Bisaillon, Hammond’s VP for sales and quality assurance.

“Ashley brings established relationships with Hammond’s key customers in North America, enabling her to build upon Hammond’s strong partnerships. In addition to supporting our growth in the region, she will continue to drive the upcoming launches of our new performance additive innovations.”

Further changes are in store for Hammond in the coming month. Terry Murphy, 67, is stepping down as head of the firm on June 3 and Bobby Lucas, who has worked with Hammond for the past 15 years, takes over as president and CEO.