Hammond Group chief Terry Murphy, has joined the board of Battery Council International (BCI).
Murphy (pictured), who joined Hammond’s board in 2011, is chairman, president and CEO of the lead-acid company.
“BCI’s most valuable role is offering a united and coherent voice to our industry,” Murphy said.
“We need to change the dominant and discriminatory social narrative regarding lead batteries. We know there are incredible opportunities in vehicle electrification and utility scale electrical generation storage, but we’re fighting a mindless mantra: ‘lead bad, lithium good’.”
Murphy said BCI, “along with notable and respected conservation groups, need to tell the cohesive story of our industry’s remarkable achievement of a worldwide, fully-developed closed-loop recycling”.
Hammond was named the first recipient of BCI’s Sally Miksiewicz Innovation Award in 2016.