Industry Profiles

ALABC restructuring approved by members Batteries International

ALABC restructuring approved by members

November 25, 2015: A re-organization plan approved by senior committees at the International Lead Association and the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium was approved by ALABC members on September 8.…

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EnerSys’ John Craig to retire in the spring, Shaffer to take over 150 150 Batteries International

EnerSys’ John Craig to retire in the spring, Shaffer to take over

November 25, 2015: EnerSys has confirmed that John Craig, chief executive officer will retire on March 31, 2016. David Shaffer has been named president, chief executive officer and chief operating…

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Microporous fills four senior technical and managerial positions, production ramped up for busy start to 2016 Batteries International

Microporous fills four senior technical and managerial positions, production ramped up for busy start to 2016

November 25, 2015: Microporous, the developer and manufacturer of separators for lead-acid batteries, has made four new additions to its engineering and manufacturing teams. The appointments — Roger Calloway as…

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New appointments for KPMG as Marshall, Petropoulos step forward Batteries International

New appointments for KPMG as Marshall, Petropoulos step forward

November 25, 2015: Amy Marshall has joined KPMG as a director in the firm’s power and utilities practice. Marshall joined from Engage Consulting where she was a director of business…

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Digatron appoints China manager Batteries International

Digatron appoints China manager

November 25, 2015: Digatron Power Electronics, the testing and electronics firm, appointed Karl Sobotka as general manager for Digatron Qingdao China in May. Digatron said the appointment would consolidate its…

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Skeleton appointments Schenk as COO, then picks Dudek as CTO Batteries International

Skeleton appointments Schenk as COO, then picks Dudek as CTO

November 25, 2015: Skeleton Technologies, a manufacturer of high-performance ultracapacitors, appointed Volker Dudek as chief technology officer in June. Dudek will be responsible for technology and product development as well…

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Julie McClure appointed new EVP for MAC Engineering Batteries International

Julie McClure appointed new EVP for MAC Engineering

November 25, 2015: Julie McClure was appointed the new executive vice president for MAC Engineering, the well known supplier of lead acid battery manufacturing equipment, in June. She has a…

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Whitacre wins Lemelson-MIT prize Batteries International

Whitacre wins Lemelson-MIT prize

November 24, 2015: Jay Whitacre, a professor of materials science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, is the recipient of the 2015 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. The Lemelson-MIT Prize honours outstanding…

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Exide hires Koelsch as new chief executive Batteries International

Exide hires Koelsch as new chief executive

November 24, 2015: Exide Technologies has appointed Vic Koelsch as its president and chief executive officer. The appointment became effective on June 22 and follows the acceptance of the restructuring…

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National Grid’s Winser to chair new UK energy systems, storage centre Batteries International

National Grid’s Winser to chair new UK energy systems, storage centre

May 11, 2015: Nick Winser, a National Grid executive director, has been appointed as chairman of a new energy systems centre in the UK that aims to speed commercialization of…

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