UL 2271-Listed Li-ion Alternative to Lead-Acid now Available
Flux Power Holdings, Inc. announced the appointment of Steve Dickson as Director of Sales and Jon Berry as Director of Operations. These senior hires, who bring significant alternative energy technology experience across a range of industrial and commercial applications, will guide Flux as it transitions into active sales, marketing and commercial production of its newly-UL 2271-listed lithium-ion LiFT Pack batteries for walkie pallet jack forklifts.
Flux CEO, Ron Dutt, commented, "Today's appointments substantially enhance the strength of the Flux team as we prepare to launch and scale-up production and sales of our recently UL 2271-Listed Flux LiFT Pack battery solutions. We have spent the past two years developing rugged, high-performing solutions, introducing and piloting the concept of a better performing, lower cost alternative to lead-acid batteries which have long dominated the industrial market. Those efforts helped us build strong relationships with distributors, dealers, lift equipment OEMS and importantly, customers that include some the world's leading beverage, food, grocery and distribution companies.
"Now with our substantially enhanced, UL 2271-listed storage solution nearing initial production, Flux plans to realize the commercial potential of our solutions with the support and leadership of Steve and Jon in key roles. Our fiscal 2017 year, which begins on July 1st, is set up to be a transformational year for Flux, and we thank the loyal support of all our stakeholders in helping bring us to this point."
Flux's LiFT Pack solution is designed for walkie pallet jack forklifts, widely used in warehouses and depots, on trucks and at retail locations. An estimated 120,000 electric walkie pallet jacks are currently in use in North America, powered by decades-0ld lead-acid battery technology. This equipment provides a potential total available market of almost $400 million for a portion of Class III lift equipment. UL 2271 Listing complements Flux's proven performance and total cost of ownership advantages by providing a widely recognized validation of the safety and durability of its LiFT Pack line.
Steve Dickson spent the last decade in senior sales positions concentrating on commercial and industrial electrical vehicle charging networks in Southern California and most recently selling energy storage solutions that address peak energy shaving and arbitrage applications. Steve brings a broad network of commercial contacts along with unique energy storage experience from successful positions at Powin Energy, Stem Energy, Ecotality and Infrastructure Networks. Steve earned his B.A. in Finance from Southern Connecticut State University.
Jon Berry was previously Director of Operations at Clean Air Power, an international manufacturer, distributor and vehicle converter specializing in the development of natural gas systems for trucks and heavy equipment. He also held management and engineering positions at Alstom Transport, PACCAR UK and Pilkington Aerospace. Jon earned a bachelor's degree with Honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Leeds University in England.