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
Daniel Breidegam, brother of Sally and chairman of BCI Materials Committee, thanked the BCI for the award.
He said: “Sally was a knowledgeable, motivational and energetic person. She took time to speak to people and motivate them, whether in public, or at the plant.”
He added: “The award’s a terrific thing and is going to motivate people in the industry to do things and reward them.”