Battery Council International has announced it will launch an award to encourage innovation within the battery industry.
The inaugural Sally Miksiewicz innovation award will be presented at the next BCI annual meeting in 2016.
BCI executive Vice President Mark Thorsby made the announcement during the opening remarks of this years meeting in Savanna, U.S.
Sally Miksiewicz, was the CEO and Vice Chairman, of lead-acid company East Penn before her untimely death on June 20.
Thorsby said Sally had been a person of constant innovation and leadership and was known as someone who made the lead-acid industry exciting.
He added the award was launched in Sally's honour because she was always thinking of new ideas and ways of using lead-acid and encouraged the industry to innovate.