Sally Miksiewicz, CEO of East Penn Manufacturing, was killed on June 20 while jogging near her home.
At around 7.27a.m, Miksiewicz, 52, was hit by a pick-up truck in Richmond Township, not far from her home in Pike Township, Pennsylvania. “She was either walking or jogging,” according the county coroner. “Her normal routine was to jog.”
Miksiewicz, who was married with four children, had three decades’ experience in her family’s battery manufacturing business. She was the daughter of chairman and company founder DeLight E. Breidegam.
East Penn Manufacturing issued a statement saying that the company was “deeply saddened” to announce Miksiewicz’s death. Miksiewicz took the position of CEO in 2009 having worked there at the time for 25 years.
Her brother, Dan Breidegam, is currently the company’s vice president of metals and commodities.