As of today, Mike Dunkley, a battery industry veteran, has been announced as the new President of Leoch EMEA business.
His appointment came just days after Leoch chairman and founder Dong Li announced the group plans to build a manufacturing plant in Mexico to enhance its presence in the Americas.
Mike Dunckley has joined Leoch to help spearhead the lead and lithium giant’s continued expansion in new and existing markets. “The challenge now is to build the Leoch brand, its identity and its role to take advantage of the opportunities in existing and future markets,” said Dunckley, who will be based in Europe.
Dunckley has 30-plus years knowledge of the battery industry and deep understanding of a wide range of technologies, having worked in various chemistries including lithium, redox flow and nickel-metal hydride. For the past 14 years he has been running his Catalyst Solutions consultancy, focused on advising companies on technology selection, business strategy and development in the energy storage and electric mobility markets.
Now by joining Leoch, he will focus to help spearhead the lead and lithium giant’s continued expansion in new and existing markets, to help drive the next phase of development of Leoch’s $2 billion international business, with an increasing reach into the Americas, Europe and Asia. “One of the things that really interested me about Leoch is that they are one of the few incumbent battery manufacturers that have their own lithium operation. So having lithium iron phosphate in addition to pure lead and a full range of different technologies and the ability to serve all the markets — giving Leoch all the components needed as we drive the next stages of growth forward”, said Dunckley.
Leoch operates on a global market, with subsidiaries and sales offices in every region.
Leoch mainly produces reserve power batteries, SLI batteries and motive power batteries covering a wide range of critical applications for a broad spectrum of industries, including Telecommunications, UPS Systems, Renewable Energy, IT, Power and Distribution Material Handling and Logistics, Leisure & Mobility, Transportation, etc.
Leoch maintains thirteen (13) regional manufacturing plants located in PRC, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and Vietnam currently employing more than 14,000 people. LEOCH factories cover an area of more than 1 mil. sq.m. The 105 production lines and related testing equipment together with three (3) dedicated battery research and development centers constitute a strong and advanced manufacturing, research and development enterprise.
Leoch is the No. 1 lead acid exporter in China for the last 6 years, selling products to over 100 countries in the world while its annual turnover exceeds 1,95bil. US$ and has an annual production capacity of over 24GWH / year.
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