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Hoppecke Industrial Batteries appoints new Finance Director



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Date: 18 April 2017

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries appoints new Finance Director


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Hoppecke Industrial Batteries - the
leading specialist in industrial battery systems - has appointed Michael McAthey as its new Finance Director.

Michael joins Hoppecke from International Procurement & Logistics where he was Operations Accountant and senior line manager with responsibility for direct labour, overheads, packaging and raw materials.

Before that he was Cargo Financial Operational Controller at Rapiscan Systems UK, the most senior finance position on-site reporting directly to the Group Financial Director and the Group CFO in the USA. Michael has also held top financial positions at such companies as Adams Foods (Irish Dairy Board), Indesit UK, SBP, Mahle Industrial Filtration UK and James M Brown.

Michael is the latest addition to Hoppecke's management team which has been strengthened in recent years with the appointment of five senior managers as well as additions to the company's nationwide team of service engineers delivering after-sales service to users of its advanced battery systems. The company has also recently appointed two regional service managers and two account managers to support customers with their battery and energy storage needs.

Michael says of his new post: "Hoppecke has an excellent reputation as a forward-thinking company and I am delighted to be joining a team that is committed to making the business as successful as possible and who believes in providing the best level of customer service in the key sector of energy management."

Jason Howlett, Hoppecke's Regional Managing Director - Northern Europe, says of the new appointment: "Michael joins us with a very strong track record of delivering results in highly competitive and customer-focused business environments and we are delighted to have him on board. This is a very important role within Hoppecke and Michael's appointment greatly strengthens our internal management team."

Caption: Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has appointed Michael McAthey as its new Finance Director

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About Hoppecke Industrial Batteries

Hoppecke is the leading specialist for industrial battery systems and at the same time the largest battery manufacturer in European ownership. Hoppecke offers to its customers around the world concepts for efficient and reliable power supply for every industrial application. A leading exponent of environmental care for more than 80 years, Hoppecke offers solutions for a variety of industries including motive power, reserve power for IT/telecoms, power stations, solar energy and UPS, special power for rail and underground. Hoppecke's UK operation is based in Newcastle-Under-Lyme in the Midlands and the parent company has customers and business partners in many countries around the world, including Europe, the USA and China.

Media contact:

Rory Baxter

Changeworks Communications

T: 01785 247588

Company contact:

Jason Howlett

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Ltd

Unit 2 Lowfield Drive

Centre 500




T: 01782 667305



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