East Penn Chairman Receives BCI Membership

June 15, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

East Penn Manufacturing Co. (Lyon Station, PA), a leading manufacturer of lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, marine, telecommunications, industrial, commercial and stationary markets, announced that DeLight Breidegam, Jr., chairman and founder of East Penn, was given the Battery Council International (BCI) title of Honorary Life Member.

The BCI board of directors nominated Breidegam in recognition of his important contributions to the worldwide battery industry and his years of dedicated service to the Council. Breidegam has an extensive career with the BCI. He served as the BCI President from 1978 to 1979. He also served as a BCI Director from 1969 until 2002.

“On behalf of BCI, I would like to thank DeLight for his valuable assistance, insight and fostering of model best practices for battery manufacturing. DeLight was instrumental in mitigating many of the most onerous aspects of proposed lead battery industry regulations. The entire worldwide battery industry benefited by his continuous actions,” stated BCI Vice President Randy Hart.