Lead-acid separator firm Microporous has hired Robert Sawyer (pictured) as vice-president of global operations.
Sawyer, who has 30 years of manufacturing experience in the electronics industry, will lead Microporous’ global operations, engineering, supply chain, and quality teams.
Microporous said Sawyer’s “successes in the US, Europe and Asia, with companies such as Raychem/Tyco and Flextronics, aligns perfectly with the leadership needs of the business as it extends capacity beyond the US and Europe”.
Tennessee-based Microporous develops, manufactures and markets high-performance rubber, polyethylene (PE) and hybrid battery separators for flooded lead-acid batteries. The company runs two plants, one in Tennessee and the other in Austria.