Battery Council International (BCI) has announced that it has appointed Roger Miksad as executive vice president to lead the organization. Miksad will be based in BCI's Washington, D.C. office. Miksad served BCI for 10 years as external legal counsel, before joining BCI earlier this year as senior vice president and general counsel; he will retain his role of general counsel.
“We are confident that Roger, with his long history with BCI, will effect a smooth transition. He is a great choice to lead BCI’s advocacy for the lead battery industry for many years ahead,” said David Shaffer, president and CEO of EnerSys, who also serves as president of the BCI board of directors.
“I am delighted to assume this expanded role for BCI,” said Miksad. “This is an exciting time for BCI as the industry seeks to realize new and innovative opportunities in the highly electrified future. I look forward to working closely with the BCI board and our membership to expand the industry’s visibility in vital battery applications like energy storage systems, while continuing to emphasize the central role lead batteries will always play in transportation and other sectors.”
"Roger has demonstrated his long-term commitment to our industry, and I am confident he can lead BCI into the future,” said Chris Pruitt, CEO and president of East Penn Manufacturing, and vice president and treasurer of BCI. “I look forward to seeing the results of his leadership in his new role.”
Miksad succeeds Kevin Moran, who served as executive vice president since 2018. "We thank Kevin for his significant contributions to the industry over the past two years, and wish him all the best in his next endeavor,” said Shaffer.
Miksad will work closely with BCI’s Pam O’Brien, operations, and Lisa Dry, strategic communications. “BCI has assembled an excellent management team, and I look forward to continuing to strengthen the services BCI provides to our members,” said Miksad.