People news: Clarios, Apatura, Inbatec

People news: Clarios, Apatura, Inbatec

People news: Clarios, Apatura, Inbatec 1024 894 Batteries International

May 31, 2024: Clarios, Apatura and Inbatec announced various appointment moves in the past week.

Rebecca Conway has been promoted to vice president, US/Canada for aftermarket marketing at Clarios, the lead battery manufacturing giant. She was previously executive director for marketing, strategy and technical services and had a long career with the battery manufacturing giant.

She joined the firm in 2010.  Previously she had worked as a client service analyst in August 2004 with SC Johnson, the multinational diverse conglomerate that eventually split to became Johnson Controls and whose energy storage arm is now called Clarios.

Conway, who recently gave keynote presentations at the annual BCI convention, said she was: “proud to lead an amazing team delivering industry leading marketing, category management, and technical support to our customers!”

News of her promotion provoked an almost record 500+ congratulations on the Linkedin platform. External comments such as “thanks for being a great role model for all women at Clarios” reflect her commitment to being a passionate advocate and leader for women in the automotive industry.

Giles Hanglin

Apatura, a UK grid storage aiming to push its 10GW pipeline of BESS projects into commercial operation, has appointed Giles Hanglin as its new CEO. Hanglin has 15 years of experience in the renewable energy and storage industry. He was CEO and co-founder at Cambridge Power, a firm that developed a distribution connected battery storage portfolio in Great Britain, and structured joint ventures with SMS Plc and with Brookfield Renewables.

Hanglin said: “their portfolio looks to complement the needs of NGESO in Scotland perfectly. Apatura has amassed one of the most significant storage portfolios in the UK and now is the time to start to deliver that to commercial operation and play a key role for the UK in meeting its net zero targets with tangible and deliverable projects.”

Separately, German lead-acid battery formation company Inbatec announced this week that two of their team were moving on.

Maryam Mahdipour

Maryam Mahdipour has been a regional key account manager at Inbatec for almost five years and joins Wetac as product manager, lithium. Previous to this she spent six years at Yekta Battery Sepahan as a plant operations manager.

Sascha Dobrowolny leaves Inbatec after almost seven years working as head of research development and most recently as business development manager. He joins Duotec as manager of the technology lab.

Inbatec global VP of sales and business development, Nick Hennen, said: “I want to

Sascha Dobrowolny

wish two of my colleagues who have moved on to new, exciting careers all the best. It was an absolute pleasure working with you. Hopefully our paths will cross again in the future, both professionally and personally.”