Exide Appoints Phillip Damaska VP and Corporate Controller

September 01, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Exide Technologies (Princeton, NJ), a producer of lead-acid batteries, announced the appointment of Phillip Damaska as Vice President and Corporate Controller, effective immediately. Damaska joined Exide in January 2005 as Vice President of Finance. Damaska succeeds Ian Harvie, who has elected not to relocate from New Jersey to the company's executive offices in Alpharetta, Georgia. Harvie has agreed to remain with the company for a short period of time to complete certain projects.

"I would like to congratulate Phil as he takes on additional responsibilities," said Exide Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer J. Timothy Gargaro. "I am confident that his proven track record will help drive the improvements in our systems, processes, and controls, which we need to build a successful business. On behalf of the board and the senior leadership team, I would also like to thank Ian for the financial leadership and support he has provided to the company since joining Exide a little more than three years ago. His work ethic and financial acumen will be missed, and we wish him well in his future endeavors."