Sunlight Batteries USA announces new CEO

Sunlight Batteries USA announces new CEO

Sunlight Batteries USA announces new CEO 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

October 14, 2021: Todd Sechrist has been appointed the CEO and president of Sunlight Batteries USA, the American arm of Olympia Group battery subsidiary Systems Sunlight, the firm announced on October 11.

Sechrist has been a board member of the company since 2020. He joins Sunlight after a long career in the energy storage sector, including 25 years at international battery maker EnerSys, where his positions have included president — Americas; and president — Europe, Middle East and Africa.

He will head up the company as it builds its new 103,000 ft2 (9,600m2) lead and lithium battery facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, which has an annual capacity of more than 2GWh of lead and lithium batteries.

The facility will take about two years to complete at a cost of $150 million, Sunlight says, and includes expanding its plant which will triple the unit’s capacity for the assembly of lead and lithium batteries by 2022.

“Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from both the battery industry and the forklift-focused side of the business,” said Lampros Bisalas, Sunlight CEO.

“Energy storage, and more specifically the battery and charging system industry, is becoming increasingly important to contemporary society,” said Sechrist. “Sunlight has an important role to play on a worldwide scale, and I am keen to assist the company at this seminal moment of its evolution to global reach.”