HAMMOND, Ind., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry veteran Gordon C. Beckley has been named Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Hammond Group, Inc. (HGI).
"Gordon brings a wealth of technical and practical experience--along with a personal passion--to HGI's strategy of enabling lead-acid chemistry for advanced energy storage," said Terrence Murphy, President and CEO of HGI.
As HGI's CTO, Mr. Beckley will be responsible for all R&D efforts now headquartered at HGI's new Lead-Acid Battery Laboratory, and will report directly to Mr. Murphy. "We have made revolutionary breakthroughs in PbA battery charge acceptance with our K2 Expanders and have committed significant investments to serve the current and emerging requirements of our battery customers," said Murphy. "Gordon's first-hand knowledge and experience in tailoring customer-specific solutions will allow us to better serve our industry in competition with Lithium-Ion for micro-hybrid vehicle and energy storage markets."
ABOUT HAMMOND GROUP, INC. HGI's business is producing lead oxides and negative plate expanders in service to the world's battery industry. Our mission is to enable the lead-acid battery for advanced energy storage applications. HGI's newest K2 Peak Performance Expander line is designed to extend battery life in demanding, High Rate Partial State of Charge (HRPSoC) operations including Idle Stop-Start and Micro-Hybrid automotive applications. HGI has completed a state-of-the-art Lead Acid Battery Laboratory in Hammond, IN which will complement a new, high-capacity expander production plant.
SOURCE Hammond Group, Inc.