EaglePicher Technologies Names Viet Vu Vice President of Technology

August 28, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

EaglePicher Technologies, LLC announced that Viet Vu has joined the company as Vice President of Technology. In this newly created strategic position, Vu is responsible for the design and development of new technology power sources for the defense, space, medical and commercial applications. He will serve an instrumental role in implementing the company’s strategy to aggressively grow its lithium-ion battery business. His primary responsibilities include resource planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering initiatives including systems integration, prototyping, testing, and technology development and commercialization.

"I am pleased to welcome Viet to the EaglePicher Technologies team," said Steve Westfall, President and CEO of EaglePicher Technologies. "With more than 25 years of research and development experience, Viet will be a great asset as we continue to develop cutting-edge technologies to meet the needs of our defense, space, medical and commercial customers."

Vu joins EaglePicher Technologies with more than 27 years of experience in consumer products research and development. Most recently, he was VP and Chief Scientist at Rayovac (formerly Spectrum Brands) where he led a team of 50 professionals, including two research and development laboratories with multimillion-dollar budgets. While at Rayovac, Vu received the 2003 Popular Science "Best of What’s New" Award for developing what is described as the world’s first and fastest 15-minute rechargeable NiMH battery. He also developed what is said to be the world’s highest energy density battery for military applications. Before joining Rayovac, Vu was program manager at Proctor and Gamble’s Gillette division (formerly Duracell) and senior R&D engineer at Saft America where he worked on the development of lithium-ion batteries at Saft’s Bordeaux, France, facility.