Lead-acid and lithium-ion battery maker EnerSys announced on 27 May that its long-standing board members John Lehman and Dennis Marlo would retire from the EnerSys board of directors next month.
The pair are due to stand down at the annual stockholders meeting due on 30 July because the US firm’s corporate governance guidelines provide that no director may stand for re-election after they reach 75 years old.
Both men had each been integral members of the company’s board since its initial public offering in 2004.
Two new director nominees have been confirmed, with Caroline Chan and Steven Fludder due to become Class I directors on the board of directors following the stockholders meeting.
David Shaffer, president and chief executive officer of EnerSys, paid tribute to Lehman and Marlo saying their leadership and collaboration with the board and management would be greatly missed.
Fludder has previously served as the chief executive officer at Japan-owned grid scale energy storage company NEC Energy Solutions and for two years at the US lithium metal battery technology company alpha-En corporation.