Lead-acid separator firm Microporous has appointed David Mihara as vice-president of technology, reporting to CEO Jean-Luc Koch.
Mihara (pictured) will be responsible for R&D programmes “to ensure product innovation leading to Microporous’ continued record of growth in the battery separator marketplace”, the company said.
Mihara, who graduated from the University of Surrey in England, has spent more than 30 years in the battery industry— the first two decades of which were in engineering and R&D positions in the consumer battery industry with Duracell and Rayovac.
This was followed by more than 10 years in the lead-acid field with Exide Technologies— and most recently as chief technical officer of NorthStar Battery in Missouri.
Microporous has also appointed Nullo Madella as technical sales manager. He joins the team in Feistritz, Austria.
Madella has worked for major battery producers in Italy, for the last eight years.