C&D Technologies Announces Appointment Of Steve Heir As VP, Business Development & Chief Marketing Officer

September 17, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced the appointment of Steve Heir to the position of Vice President, Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer. In this newly created role, Heir will report to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Graves, and will have responsibility for global business development and leadership of C&D’s strategic marketing activities.

"Since joining C&D in September of 2006, Steve has distinguished himself in his marketing and sales leadership, and in his ability to formulate and execute key strategic actions related to the Company’s decision to focus on our core Standby Power business," said Graves. "Under Steve’s leadership, we were able to rapidly complete the sale of our Motive Power business to Crown Battery, a win for both companies. Since that time, he has been instrumental in leading our international sales efforts and in expanding our world-wide sales team and infrastructure to support accelerated growth in the most rapidly developing areas of the world. In this newly created role for our Company, Steve will assume full responsibility for our market penetration and product development strategies, and for the establishment of new business partnerships that will enhance C&D’s growth initiatives."

Heir is a veteran of the energy storage industry. Prior to joining C&D, he held various global sales, marketing, and operations leadership positions with Exide Technologies (GNB Technologies), in both their Motive and Standby Power businesses. Earlier in his career, he served as the Sales leader for Crompton Eternacell, a manufacturer of primary lithium batteries for industrial and military applications.