The Battery Council International’s Statement On President-Elect Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Recovery Plan

President-elect Joe Biden announced his Build Back Better Recovery Plan which outlines historic investment in Research & Development in markets “where global leadership is up for grabs” including “battery technology … and clean energy.”

“The lead battery industry, with its strong domestic supply chain, is ideally positioned to rapidly deliver on the President-elect’s promise to have American jobs support the nation’s post-Covid economic recovery, and also to ensure America’s global leadership on technological innovation and a green economy infrastructure,” said Roger Miksad, Battery Council International executive vice president and general counsel.

Lead batteries will be the dominant rechargeable battery technology for the foreseeable future, are the most recycled consumer product in the nation, and are the global leader in a variety of green applications from well-known automotive uses supporting clean mobility in low-carbon start-stop and micro-hybrid vehicles, to the growing utility and renewable energy storage markets which are ushering in a global energy transition.

The U.S. lead battery industry invested $100 million in R&D in 2019 and through agreements with the U.S. National Laboratories system is actively pursuing next gen battery technology and energy storage to meet the needs of a market that is expected to grow from 360 GWh in 2020 to 430 GWh in 2030.  These battery innovations are being developed by U.S companies and will be built by U.S. workers in communities across the nation.

Mike McCarthy

U.S. Battery Manufacturing Announces Management Changes In Its Sales And Marketing Departments

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has appointed Michael McCarthy as the company’s new Director of Administrative Sales. The position requires McCarthy to manage customer and contract pricing, RFQ negotiations, and House Account Sales. “I am thrilled to be a part of this company that continues to be very successful in niche markets that extend to the global markets,” said McCarthy. “My responsibilities are very diverse, but I’m looking forward to helping U.S. Battery customers grow within their markets.”

McCarthy has 25-years of experience in interfacing people with special needs with power and mobility devices. During this time, he became familiar with the role batteries play in diverse markets. He also has several years of sales experience working for MK Battery and most recently as VP Sales & Marketing for EnerG2, a developer of carbon additives used in battery production. “We are excited to have Mike on board and feel that he will be a great addition to the USB sales and marketing team,” says Donald Wallace, U.S. Battery COO.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has also promoted Michael Wallace to Director of Marketing. Wallace joined the company in 2015, as the Creative Manager, and is responsible for U.S. Battery’s advertising, social media platforms, marketing, trade show exhibitions, and more. Wallace taught advanced digital imaging, editing, and printing at the Cleveland Institute of Art before joining the U.S. Battery team.