Battery Council International has recognised Pam O’Brien for her work to establish the Women in the Global Battery Industry— an organisation of professionals founded to promote and develop the growth of women in the battery industry.
The Battery Council International’s (BCI) board of directors extended its deepest appreciation to O’Brien, senior vice president of Battery Council International, during this year’s BCI conference in Florida, US.
BCI said O’Brien’s commitment to the program had exceeded that asked of her and demonstrated her full and complete dedication and passion to the industry as a whole, and to the industry’s goal of supporting the careers of women in the battery industry and STEM careers.
To recognise O’Brien’s excellence in this project, the BCI Board unanimously voted to approve the motion of BCI director Julie McClure, and to present O’Brien with a token of its thanks on behalf of the members of BCI and Women in the Global Battery Industry (WGBI).
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MAC Engineering’s chairman and BCI director McClure introduced a voice motion during BCI’s 1May board of directors meeting to recognise O’Brien’s “amazing” work she has done in launching WGBI.
The motion read:
“Mr. President, I would like to table a motion for consideration by the BCI Board of Directors.
I hereby move that the BCI Board of Directors recognize the deep commitment that Pam O’Brien, Senior Vice President of Battery Council International, has demonstrated, and for her exemplary dedication to supporting the efforts of BCI to establish the Women in the Global Battery Industry.
“Pam’s commitment of time and effort to this program has exceeded that we could reasonably have asked of her, and demonstrates her full and complete dedication to the industry and the industry’s goal of supporting the careers of women in the battery industry and other STEM careers.
“Over the past year, Pam has moved mountains to take the WGBI from a concept presented to the BCI Board by a small group of BCI members and staff, to a full-fledged and functional networking and professional collaboration group of industry women. This group holds the potential to bring greater numbers of promising women into the battery industry, and to support the professional growth of women in the industry. Doing so can only serve to strengthen our companies and the battery industry as a whole.
“To recognise Pam’s service to BCI, WGBI, and all women in the battery industry, I ask for the BCI Board’s unanimous vote to approve this motion and to present Pam with a small gift to demonstrate our gratitude.”
Image: O’Brien was presented with the official resolution by BCI president Chris Pruitt of East Penn Manufacturing.