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News   June 3, 2010   by Auto Service World

Exide Technologies Announces Resignation of E.J. O’Leary, President and Chief Operating Officer

Exide Technologies, global supplier of stored electrical-energy solutions, has announced that Edward (E.J.) O’Leary, president and COO, submitted his resignation, effective as of June 16, 2010.
O’Leary, 54, has a career spanning more than 30 years in the automotive and industrial sectors.
He joined Exide Technologies in July, 2005 as president-Transportation Americas. In this role, he assisted the company in successfully building closer relationships with the Company’s customers and suppliers for transportation products and services. He also strengthened the Exide brand within domestic markets; implemented successful programs across the operating division that drove profitability and quality; and enhanced the levels of pride and loyalty among Exide employees.
When O’Leary was named Exide’s COO, he assumed responsibility for the company’s four operating divisions: Transportation — Americas, Transportation — Europe, Industrial Energy — Americas, and Industrial Energy — Europe. The presidents of these divisions have reported to him since that time.
In his expanded role as president and chief operating officer, O’Leary became responsible for the Company’s operations in the Asia Pacific region, Europe and North America as well as all Global Procurement, Global Research, Development and Engineering functions.
Exide’s ReStore Energy Systems division also has reported to O’Leary since its formation and launch late last year.
“E.J.’s leadership at Exide has been an instrumental and guiding force behind this Company’s transformation,” said Gordon Ulsh, chief executive officer of Exide Technologies. “He combines a deep knowledge of our industry with a keen understanding of the nuances of our global businesses. During his career here, he has successfully helped lead the charge to streamline operational synergies, improve efficiencies, strengthen our foothold in traditional markets, and expand into the growing sectors of alternative, green energy storage. E.J.’s contributions are an important part of our legacy and enable Exide to be a strong competitor in today’s dynamic and challenging marketplace.”

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