Corporate Profile

Founded in 1925 by George Godber and Carl Speer, Trojan Battery Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries. From deep-cycle flooded batteries to deep-cycle AGM and gel batteries, Trojan has shaped the world of deep-cycle battery technology with more than over 90 years of battery manufacturing experience.

With the invention of the golf car battery for the Autoette vehicle in 1952, Trojan pioneered the development of deep-cycle battery technology for the golf industry; successfully introducing mobilization to the game of golf. For Trojan, this began a legacy of leadership and innovation that prevails today in the global, deep-cycle markets spanning applications for golf and utility vehicles, renewable energy, transportation, floor machines, aerial work platforms, marine and recreational vehicles. Headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Trojan’s operations include four ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing plants in California and Georgia, two advanced research and development centers dedicated exclusively to deep-cycle battery technologies, and international offices located in Europe, UAE and Asia. Trojan is a proud member of the Battery Council International (BCI), the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium and a technical research partner with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Trojan applies rigorous industry battery testing procedures that adhere to BCI and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) test standards.

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS ISO Registered Manufacturing Plants

CALIFORNIA
Corporate Headquarters & Manufacturing
CALIFORNIA
Ann Street
GEORGIA
Lithonia
GEORGIA
Sandersville
Ireland
Sligo
Trojan Battery Company
12380 Clark Street
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
US and Canada: 800.423.6569 International: +1.562.236.3000 Fax Number: 562.946.1061
Trojan Battery Company
9440 Ann Street
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Trojan Battery Company
5174 Minola Drive
Lithonia, GA 30038
Trojan Battery Company
3012 George J. Lyons Parkway West
Sandersville, GA 31082
Trojan Battery Ireland Ltd. Advanced Materials Centre G0015/G0023, Innovation Centre, Sligo IT Ash Lane, Sligo Ireland

AT A GLANCE
Employees Total US: 850+
 
Products Deep-Cycle Flooded – 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 36 Volts
Deep-Cycle AGM – 6, 12 Volts
Deep-Cycle Gel – 6, 12 Volts
Reliant™ AGM with C-Max Technology™
Smart Carbon™
Traveler™ 8V and Ranger™ 160
 
Industry Focus Golf and utility, NEV, commercial trucking, marine, floor machines, aerial work platforms, material handling, recreational vehicles, oil/gas, airport ground support and renewable energy.
 
Environmental Stewardship As proactive supporters of environmental sustainability, Trojan’s environmental stewardship focuses on clean energy initiatives and recycling programs. Trojan manufactures batteries that are 97% recyclable. Through its partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE) Trojan saves over 8 million kilowatt hours and cuts CO2 emissions by over 12 million pounds significantly reducing our annual energy consumption and carbon foot print.
 
Awards & Recognition
  • 2016 Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Award Winner – HydroLink™ Battery Watering System
  • 2015 Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Award Winner – HydroLink™ Battery Watering System
  • 2014 Intersolar India “Solar Projects” Award – Remote Telecom
  • 2014 Genie “Outstanding Performance” Award
  • 2013 Frost and Sullivan “Innovative Enterprise” Award
  • 2012 Genie “Outstanding Performance” Award
  • 2012 “Application Solar Project of the Year” Award – Solar Powered RuralStreet Lighting in Dubai, U.A.E.
  • 2011 Golf Course Industry Magazine’s “Most Admired” Companies
  • 2009 Southern California Edison Environmental Hero Award
  • ISO 9001:2008 Certification for California and Georgia operations
  • 2007 Best Overall Winner LLEAP Awards – Lift & Access Magazine
  • Santa Fe Springs Exporter of the Year
  • Los Angeles Business Journal President’s Award for Family-Owned Businesses
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Corporate Leadership

 

Trojan Battery Company began its legacy of dedicated leadership and innovation in 1925 with founders George Godber and brother-in-law Carl Speer. Rick Godber
Chairman of the Board
jeff Jeff Elder
President & Chief Executive Officer
Today, Trojan’s executive leadership includes not only generations of the Godber family, but also a team of leading business executives with an impressive resume of experience in a variety of industries ranging from finance and marketing to manufacturing and production. This expertise continues the company’s innovative leadership role in the manufacture of deep-cycle batteries for a variety of applications including for golf, transportation, renewable energy, floor machines, aerial work platforms, marine and recreational vehicles. John-Beering John Beering
Chief Operating Officer
bio_DaveGodber Dave Godber
Executive VP Sales & Marketing
Edward Dunlap Edward Dunlap
Sr. VP & Chief Financial Officer
ex_johngetty John Getty
Sr. VP, Operations
bryan Bryan Godber
Sr. VP, Global Market Development
Mat Segal Mat Segal
Sr. VP, Global Business Development
Phil Mcgreevy, VP, Supply Chain Phil McGreevy
VP, Supply Chain
Elke Hirschman, VP, Marketing Elke Hirschman
Sr. VP of North America Sales & Corporate Marketing
Lupe Rodriguez, VP, Human Resources Lupe Rodriguez
VP, Human Resources
ex_YvonneSchroeder Yvonne Schroeder
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Mike-Everett Michael Everett
Senior VP Engineering
 Robert-Gibson Robert Takashi Gibson
VP of Quality
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Our Purpose

 

To provide clean and reliable energy storage solutions that enhance the way people live and work around the world.

OUR VALUES

Trojan Battery Company’s core values focus on our commitment to developing innovative environmentally friendly energy storage solutions that effectively meet customer needs, and serve the global community at large. Trojan values the integrity of our business relations, the quality of our deep-cycle technology, reliability of our products and services, as well as the professional growth of our team members.

 

INTEGRITY QUALITY CUSTOMER FOCUS
Trojan’s corporate planning and actions are guided by a high level of business ethics and integrity. We treat Trojan team members, customers, suppliers and business associates with dignity, respect and fairness. We communicate openly and honestly and recognize the customs, traditions and needs of the communities we serve. Trojan also maintains high safety and environmental standards.

Since 1925, customers have depended on Trojan quality which is demonstrated in the performance, reliability and durability of our deep-cycle battery products.   Trojan’s quality commitment extends to developing continuous process improvements, working with quality suppliers while delivering world-class service and support.  Trojan has an unwavering focus on quality. Our customer relationships are created, maintained and continuously enhanced by providing the best products and services for every unique geography, market and application around the world. By applying Trojan’s experience, know-how and innovation to meet the needs of our markets and customers, we consistently deliver ideal energy storage solutions for a wide range of applications.
EMPOWERMENT INNOVATION COMMUNITY OUTREACH
At Trojan, personal growth is a central theme of our corporate culture. We foster teamwork, open communication, goodwill and camaraderie throughout our organization. Trojan values informed risk-taking, employee development, accountability for actions, and recognition for results. We are committed to the empowerment of our most valuable resource – our people. We look beyond today’s business needs to tomorrow’s global energy requirements.   By creating and launching exciting new energy storage products, advancing our technologies, and identifying emerging markets, Trojan continues to maintain our leadership position. Trojan supports global communities with high-quality, reliable products that enable families to prosper and businesses to grow.  In addition, Trojan team members volunteer in many local projects to increase opportunities for communities to thrive.
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Our History

 

FROM THE FAIRWAYS TO THE WATERWAYS
Trojan Battery Has Achieved More Than 90 Years Of Deep-Cycle Excellence

Since 1925
1960s
Trojan Battery Company has been the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries. After serving on a submarine in World War I, George Godber started the company in the Los Angeles area with his founding partner and brother-in-law, Carl Speer. Trojan initially began manufacturing automotive batteries and later moved into building batteries for commercial trucks. In the 1940s, Dick and Ray Godber joined the company, ushering in the second generation of family leadership. Sensing that deep-cycle technology was the wave of the future, the company began focusing on this area. The company expanded its line of deep-cycle batteries and moved to Santa Fe Springs in Southern California. Growth continued into the 1970s with the addition of batteries for floor machine, marine, construction and various industrial applications.
1952s
1980s
Trojan pioneered the first deep-cycle golf car battery. Trojan teamed up with Autoette to design a vehicle for a physically-challenged golfer, enabling him to travel more easily around the golf course. This began a legacy of leadership in the electric golf car industry that prevails today. Trojan maroon batteries now power golf cars on over 98% of the US’s top golf courses. They saw continued growth as the company moved into its current location and acquired its first east coast facility near Atlanta, Georgia. In 1992, Trojan established a state-of-the-art Technology Center, dedicated to advanced product design and development. To this day, Trojan prides itself on operating the industry’s leading design and test facility for deep-cycle batteries.

Now in its third generation of family leadership and in a partnership with Charlesbank Capital, Trojan, under President and CEO Jeff Elder, is dedicated to designing and building premium maroon, Trojan-branded deep-cycle batteries for various applications, including golf and utility vehicles, floor machines, aerial work platforms, transportation, marine vessels, recreational vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles and renewable energy systems. All of Trojan’s products are backed by outstanding technical support and customer service. With a worldwide network of Trojan Master Distributors, plus numerous dealers and a growing retail presence, Trojan products are truly powering the planet. The Trojan Battery team is proud of the company’s heritage and the premium batteries that we offer; hence the motto: Clean energy for life.™


SINCE 1925: A PROUD HERITAGE, MAJOR CORPORATE MILESTONES

1925
MarketLogo_Trojan World War I is over, and the Roaring 20’s are in full swing. Trojan Battery Company is founded by George Godber and Carl Speer.
1952
MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan invents the electric golf car battery for the Autoette vehicle so a physically-challenged golfer can enjoy the game he loves.
1985
MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan develops the Maxguard® Advanced Design Separator – making Trojan the only battery manufacturer offering this proprietary technology, designed to increase battery life and improve performance.
1988
MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan purchases ALCO Battery in Lithonia, Georgia which opens up the company’s first East Coast manufacturing capability.
1992
MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan establishes the Trojan Technology Center, a state-of-the-art research and development facility, located in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
1993
MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan joins world class organizations, such as Owens-Corning and Tiffany, by trademarking a color as a symbol of quality, reliability and excellence. Only genuine Trojan Batteries come in the distinctive maroon case that makes us stand out from the rest.
2004
MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan develops and launches its new line of spill-proof maintenance-free AGM batteries.
2005
MarketLogo_Trojan ISO certified in Lithonia, GA. MarketLogo_Marine / RV Trojan launches its new consumer Marine/RV™ brand, consistent with its continuing growth and retail distribution in these industries.  
2006
MarketLogo_Trojan  ISO certified in Santa Fe Springs, CA. MarketLogo_Trojan Groundbreaking of new Trojan Battery plant in Sandersville, GA.  
2007
MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan launches the innovative Plus Series™ deep-cycle battery line. MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan launches its new line of maintenance-free deep-cycle gel batteries. MarketLogo_Trojan Expands its manufacturing capacity by opening its fourth manufacturing facility in Sandersville, GA.
2007
MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan establishes an East Coast battery test lab in its Sandersville facility.
2008
MarketLogo_Floor Machine Trojan launches its new AC Series line of floor scrubber batteries offering high performance and better value. MarketLogo_Renewable Energy Trojan launches its new RE Series, designed specifically for renewable energy applications.
2009
MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan launches the new HydroLink™ single-point watering system for faster, safer and easier battery watering. MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan launches the new Cycling AGM batteries with improved cycling power and sealed, maintenance-free convenience. MarketLogo_Transportation Trojan launches its new OverDrive AGM 31™ sealed heavy duty batteries for idling reduction in the commercial / heavy duty trucks market.
2009
MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan receives ISO 9001:2008 certification for its California and Georgia operations.
2010
MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan introduces T2 Technology™ for its flooded deep-cycle batteries, featuring a series of improvements that deliver greater maximum sustained performance, long life and increased total energy.
2011
MarketLogo_Golf Independent third-party testing of Trojan’s T-875 flooded batteries ranked Trojan batteries the highest in sustained capacity and in total ampere hour performance. MarketLogo_Renewable Energy Launches Industrial line of deep-cycle flooded batteries for renewable energy applications. MarketLogo_Trojan Expands deep-cycle AGM line with the addition of U1-AGM and 22-AGM products.
2012
MarketLogo_Golf Trojan selected as one of the companies most admired by Golf Course Industry readers, as well as a company they can trust to provide reliable products and support.
2013
MarketLogo_Golf Trojan launches Traveler™ 8V, the longest-life and Ranger 160™, longest range, deep-cycle 8V batteries MarketLogo_Trojan Trojan Battery Receives Frost & Sullivan 2013 “Innovative Enterprise” Award MarketLogo_Floor Machine Trojan Battery receives Genie’s “Outstanding Performance” award for 2012
MarketLogo_Renewable Energy 2012 “Application Solar Project of the Year” award for solar-powered rural street lighting project in Dubai, U.A.E. MarketLogo_Trojan Charlesbank Capital Partners makes investment in Trojan Battery Company

 

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Corporate Leadership Profile

 

Rick Godber, Chairman of the Board Rick Godber
Chairman of the Board

Rick Godber is Trojan Battery Company’s chairman of the Board. The third family member to lead Trojan Battery, Godber is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organization. Godber joined Trojan in 1972 as warehouse manager where he began to develop his knowledge of the family business. Promoted to vice president of manufacturing in 1977, Godber acquired his expertise of battery manufacturing and expanded his knowledge of the industry. Godber was promoted to president in 1981 and now serves as chairman of the Board.

Key growth initiatives under Godber’s guidance include the expansion of manufacturing facilities from Trojan’s Ann Street, CA, plant to Trojan’s current headquarters at Clark Street in Santa Fe Springs, CA; the acquisition of Trojan’s Lithonia, GA, plant in 1988; the opening of Trojan’s fourth location in Sandersville, GA, in 2007; and the expansion strategy to create the master distributorship structure in North America. Trojan Battery Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of deep cycle batteries.

Committed to the advancement of lead acid battery technology, Godber is an active board member of Battery Council International (BCI) and has participated as chairman on various BCI committees. He has also served as president of BCI from 1995 through 1997. Godber is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, past chairman of the Orange County Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, past board member and president of Big Canyon Country Club and current board member of the Newport Sports Museum. Godber received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Southern California.


jeff Jeff Elder
President and CEO

Jeff Elder serves as president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Trojan Battery Company and is on the company’s board of directors. The first CEO in the company’s 90-year history that has not been a Godber family member, Elder is responsible for all aspects of Trojan’s business. Elder joined Trojan Battery Company in 2005 as chief financial officer and became chief operating officer and chief financial officer in 2008. He became president in 2010 and took on the role of CEO following Trojan’s equity partnership with Charlesbank Capital Partners in 2013. During his tenure at Trojan, Elder has helped to substantially grow and improve the company’s core businesses. Under his leadership, Trojan also has expanded its business into new market segments resulting in significant market share gains in both the renewable energy and trucking industries.

Prior to joining Trojan, Elder served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Dynamic Cooking Systems where he led the team that turned the business around and ultimately negotiated and completed the sale of the business to Fisher & Paykel. Elder also held the position of chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Rand Technology, served as vice president of finance at Avery Dennison Office Products and held management positions at Toshiba America, Emerson Electric and Arthur Anderson. Elder is a CPA and his expertise in finance, operations and strategic planning spans more than 30 years.

Elder received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and accounting from Claremont McKenna College. He is a board member of AIDS Services Foundation in Orange County and is an advisory board member of Make-A-Wish Foundation for the Orange County and the Inland Empire chapters.


John-Beering John Beering
Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer at Trojan Battery Company, John Beering is responsible for all operations of the company including manufacturing, environmental health and services, quality, engineering, supply chain, sales and marketing.

As a member of the executive management team, Beering brings more than 20 years of experience and expertise in leading, implementing and improving business operations across a wide variety of businesses.  Beering has held senior vice president and general manager roles with Eaton Corp. where he was responsible for commercial and product development programs, as well as all strategic initiatives.  He also has served in multiple sales and marketing positions at Pratt & Whitney, and in engineering and product management roles with Carrier Corp.

Beering earned a Master of Science degree in management, marketing and finance, and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.


 

Dave Godber Dave Godber
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

David Godber, executive vice president of sales and marketing, began his career at Trojan Battery in 1988. Mr. Godber, a third-generation member of Trojan’s family ownership, is the leading force behind Trojan’s global sales and marketing group. He is responsible for the company’s overall sales performance, Trojan’s international OEM customer base and Trojan’s global network of master distributors. Under his leadership Trojan has strengthened its market leading position worldwide establishing Trojan’s trademark maroon battery in many countries throughout the world.

Godber acquired his knowledge of the battery industry working in various positions within Trojan. His first introduction to battery manufacturing came while working in Trojan’s manufacturing plants where he began to develop his understanding of the family business. Early in his professional career, Godber served as regional sales manager and vice president of sales and marketing for Trojan’s Industrial Division. He was promoted to international sales manager and then vice president of sales. During his 26 year career with Trojan Godber has also held the position of vice president of sales and marketing and assumed the responsibility of executive vice president of sales and marketing in 2006.

Godber has been a member of several professional trade organizations, including the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), the American Electronics Association (AeA) and the American Marketing Association (AMA). Godber received his bachelor’s of science in marketing with an emphasis in international sales from Arizona State University (ASU) where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.


bio_EdDunlap Edward Dunlap
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

As senior vice president and chief financial officer at Trojan Battery Company, Ed Dunlap is responsible for all aspects of Trojan Battery’s finance programs as well as lead the company’s finance, information technology and commodities strategies teams. He also will serve as a member of Trojan’s Executive Steering Committee.

Trojan’s global focus requires the ability to quickly establish Trojan in other parts of the world and to develop the structures and partnerships necessary to grow our business in every region. Dunlap plays a key role in helping to lead Trojan’s aggressive growth agenda both in the U.S., and more importantly internationally, as the company continues its expansion as a global energy solutions provider. His extensive background in international business, especially in developing markets, provides Trojan with valuable insight which supports the company’s market growth strategy.

Dunlap brings more than 30 years of experience to Trojan Battery, and has served in various finance and CFO roles for both private and publicly traded companies including BF Goodrich Tires, PepsiCo Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Gap Inc., Wild Oats Markets, Shaklee Co. and Exxel Outdoors.

Dunlap received an MBA from the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s degree from Reed College in Portland, Ore.


John Getty, Sr. VP, Operations John Getty
Senior Vice President of Operations

As senior vice president of operations, John Getty leads manufacturing operations for Trojan Battery Co. He is responsible for manufacturing operations, environmental health and services, as well as lean manufacturing initiatives for Trojan’s U.S.-based production facilities.

Getty brings more than 20 years of expertise in manufacturing excellence and will play a key role in Trojan’s market and product development expansion strategies. Prior to joining Trojan, Getty served as vice president of operations at Eaton Corp. managing its $1.6 billion Truck North America business. He was responsible for overseeing production at the company’s six plants which produce medium- and heavy-duty truck transmissions and clutches. During his tenure at Eaton, Getty also served as vice president and general manager for the Electrical Sensing and Controls Division of Eaton Aerospace.

Getty earned an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 


Mat Segal Mat Segal
Senior Vice President of Global Business Development

As senior vice president of global business development for Trojan Battery Company, Mathew Segal is responsible for managing international sales growth and leading Trojan strategies focusing on the global expansion of sales and distribution of Trojan products.

Segal has more than 20 years of experience in strategic sales and marketing positions. In his previous position as senior vice president of corporate development at Trojan, Segal managed new business development initiatives providing strategic guidance during the expansion of Trojan’s renewable energy division and established business partner relationships both domestically and internationally.

Prior to joining Trojan as senior vice president, Segal served as a consultant advising Trojan on a range of initiatives including long-term corporate planning, operational improvements and renewable energy business planning. He has a distinguished career as a senior strategist delivering key strategic initiatives to Fortune 500 companies. Segal has served as partner at OC&C Strategy Consultants, founder of Fountainhead Concepts Inc. and senior manager for The Mitchell Madison Group. He has also held business planning and management posts for Cedars-Sinai Health Systems, Disney Consumer Products and Tsunami Trading.

Segal received his MBA with honors in strategy and finance from The Anderson School at UCLA where he served as president of the Management Consulting Association and director of the Entrepreneurial Association Mentor Program. Segal also received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Northwestern University.


bryan Bryan Godber
Senior Vice President of Global Market Development

Bryan Godber is senior vice president of global market development, and the fourth-generation of the Godber family to manage Trojan Battery Company. Godber is currently responsible for growing Trojan’s strategic markets, leading product development, establishing partner and technology alliances and managing global expansion of Trojan’s energy storage business worldwide.

With more than 12 years of experience in the energy storage and renewable energy sector, Godber most recently served as Trojan’s senior vice president of renewable energy, and was responsible for expanding the company’s energy storage and back-up power solutions in the marketplace. During his tenure as director of business development from 2007 through 2009 Godber lead several product and market development initiatives and managed the organization’s long-term technology road map.

Godber joined Trojan in 2001 and has held various management and operations positions in strategy and business development, manufacturing, supply chain and IT functions.

Godber is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA from the Marshall School of Business.


Elke Hirschman, VP, Marketing Elke Hirschman
Senior Vice President of North America Sales & Corporate Marketing

As senior vice president of North America sales and corporate marketing for Trojan Battery Company, Elke Hirschman is responsible for leading Trojan’s overall product and business marketing as well as domestic sales efforts for core and emerging market segments. Hirschman oversees product development, pricing policies, and marketing strategies for Trojan’s domestic and international operations. During her tenure at Trojan, Hirschman has successfully launched several of the company’s innovative product lines including the Ranger™ 160 golf battery, AC Series floor machine batteries, HydroLink™ watering system for deep-cycle flooded batteries, OverDrive AGM 31™ anti-idling battery for heaving trucking applications, and the industry-leading AGM and gel battery products.Prior to joining Trojan in 2007, Hirschman held several marketing leadership positions at renowned computer storage and data backup/recovery companies. While serving as director of marketing at Quantum Corp., she managed 10 global product launches resulting in a more than 50 percent increase in revenue for the company. Hirschman also directed the integration of five company acquisitions involving the successful transition and merging of brands, budgets and employees. This led to significant expansion of Quantum’s market strategies. As director of marketing at Wyle Systems, Hirschman was responsible for directing the marketing programs for the company’s computer and storage products distribution business. In this role, Hirschman generated a 25 percent increase in sales by implementing innovative sales growth strategies and incentive programs for its partners that included Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Quantum and Maxtor, which is now Seagate. In addition, she’s held a variety of marketing positions with TMP Worldwide and the Professionals in Human Resources Association.Hirschman received her MBA from Pepperdine University and her Bachelor of Arts in business administration and marketing from the University of Southern California. Hirschman also is an active supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation participating in fundraising events for the Race for the Cure.

Phil Mcgreevy, VP, Supply Chain Phillip McGreevy
Vice President of Supply Chain

Phillip McGreevy, vice president of supply chain, joined Trojan Battery Company in 2007 as director of supply chain. Promoted to vice president in November of 2009, McGreevy is responsible for purchasing, demand management, planning, warehousing and logistics for Trojan. McGreevy has championed and executed key supply chain improvements including the implementation of planning systems and the related reduction of raw, work-in-progress and finished goods materials. McGreevy oversees freight carrier negotiations and strategic long term agreements with suppliers. He also directed a multi-million dollar supplier cost reduction program for the company.

Prior to joining Trojan, McGreevy held several management positions at 3 Day Blinds, Inc. including the position of vice president supply chain & product development and the position of director of procurement. In his capacity as vice president supply chain & product development, McGreevy led all procurement, planning, product development and retail merchandising activities for the organization. McGreevy provided global supply chain and strategic sourcing leadership including commodity and supplier quality management. McGreevy guided new product development initiatives for the Disney Home, Christopher Lowell, Eddie Bauer Home and Laura Ashley brands. Additionally, McGreevy has held the position of purchasing manager at Eaton Corporation and MDT Biologic.

McGreevy earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Pepperdine University. He earned his Six Sigma Green Belt from Motorola University and is a member of the National Association of Purchasing Managers (ISM/NAPM).


Lupe Rodriguez, VP, Human Resources Lupe Rodriguez
Vice President of Human Resources

Lupe Rodriguez joined Trojan Battery Company in 2008 and is responsible for the organization’s overall human resources management. In her capacity as Vice President, Rodriguez leads the development of corporate human resources strategies in the areas of recruitment, compensation, benefits, performance management and organizational development.

Guided by Trojan’s collaborative team culture, Rodriguez has developed and implemented leadership and talent management programs that sustain Trojan’s high performance standard.

Prior to joining Trojan, Rodriguez has worked in a number of human resources roles. As human resources leader at Payless Shoe Source, Rodriguez was a founding leader of organization’s first West Coast distribution operation where she developed and implemented human resources initiatives within the division to successfully service over 1,200 retail stores. Rodriguez also served as human resources director at Kirkhill Elastomers and human resources manager at Springs Industries and Montgomery Wards. Rodriguez possesses over 20 years of diverse human resources leadership in the manufacturing, service, aerospace, textile, retail and health care industries.

Rodriguez earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Mount St. Mary’s College and her Master of Science degree in human resources from Chapman University. She holds the recognized designation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute. Rodriguez is leadership and team facilitator certified by Development Dimensions International, AchieveGlobal and The Fisher Group, Inc. She earned her Green Belt in Six Sigma certification from Cal State Fullerton.


ex_YvonneSchroeder Yvonne Schroeder
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Yvonne Schroeder brings more than 20 years of legal experience to her role as Trojan Battery’s general counsel and secretary. Yvonne is responsible for managing all legal activities for the company and manages corporate compliance for Trojan Battery.

Yvonne brings a broad range of experience to her position including commercial transactions (national and international), corporate compliance, real estate, employment, intellectual property and litigation management. Prior to joining Trojan, she served as chief legal counsel for the HHI, a global manufacturer of home hardware products including the Baldwin, Kwikset, Stanley, and Pfister brands, and a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. Yvonne also has served as general counsel for Mobilitie, LLC and Passco Companies, LLC, and has had lead in-house counsel roles both at Taco Bell and Fujitsu. As an entrepreneur, Yvonne provided legal services and business strategy advice for Miraloma Advisors counseling on foreign market entry, corporate financing, private equity and prospective operations. In addition, she has dedicated time to the Private-Public Partnership for Legal Reform in Afghanistan, a group comprising of law firms and the U.S. State Department dedicated to educating Afghan lawyers on the rule of law.

Yvonne earned her Juris doctor degree from American University, Washington College of Law, and a master’s degree in international law from Georgetown University both located in Washington, D.C. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Trinity College located in Washington, D.C.


 

Mike-Everett Michael Everett
Senior Vice President Engineering

Michael Everett serves as senior vice president of engineering at Trojan Battery Co. and oversees product development, research and development, process engineering, technical support and various other analytical responsibilities.

With more than 20 years of experience across various technology industries, Everett has held senior engineering positions with Maxwell Technologies, Inc., 3D Systems, Inc. and Industrial Tools, Inc.  Most recently, served as chief technical officer at Maxwell Technologies, Inc., and was responsible for the execution of the overall corporate research and technology strategy and product roadmap.

Everett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in geology and zoology from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.


Robert-Gibson Robert Gibson
Vice President of Quality

Robert Gibson serves as Vice President of Quality at Trojan Battery Co. and is responsible for overseeing and managing all of quality activities at all Trojan locations worldwide.

Gibson brings more than 25 years of quality leadership experience from a wide range of organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Cardinal Health, and General Electric. He most recently held the position of Vice President of Global Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Rapiscan Systems, a supplier of security inspection systems, where he was responsible for the company’s global quality system and operated under provisions from the Department of Homeland Security.

Gibson earned his MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental sciences from the University of California, Riverside. He is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

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Awards

 

2013 Frost and Sullivan “Innovative Enterprise” Award Genie 2012 “Outstanding Performance” Award 2012 “Application Solar Project of the Year” award for solar-powered rural street lighting project in Dubai, U.A.E.
Frost & Sullivan awarded Trojan its 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award (ML100) in the category of “Innovative Enterprise.”  Trojan Battery was recognized for its innovative use of specially designed Cast-On-Strap (COS) equipment technology and equipment at its Lithonia, Ga. manufacturing facility Trojan received Genie’s “Outstanding Performance” award for 2012.  The award was given to Trojan based on the company’s operational excellence and exceptional support as an electrical supplier to Genie for its global operations.  Genie, a Terex brand, manufacturers aerial work platforms, boom lifts, scissor lifts, telehandlers and material lifts.  Genie installs Trojan’s deep-cycle batteries to provide reliable performance and peak levels of operation for its battery-powered equipment. Trojan received the “Application Solar Project of the Year” award at the Middle East Electricity 2013 tradeshow held in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).  Trojan’s renewable energy group and its master distributor Hydroturf International were recognized for the implementation of a solar-powered rural street lighting project in 2012 which was commissioned by U.A.E.’s Ministry of Public Works.  This solar lighting project is the first of its kind to be established in Dubai.

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11.26.12
Golf Course Industry Magazine’s 2011 “Most Admired” Companies Trojan Names Pacific Plastics Technology Supplier Of The Year
11.3.11
Trojan Battery Company has awarded Technimark, LLC its Supplier of the Year award for 2012. Trojan selected Technimark based on its Outstanding Service and Quality in the area of plastic molding. For more information on Technimark, visit www.technimark.com. Trojan took top honors in Golf Course Industry magazine’s reader survey ranking the industry’s best golf product vendors based on product quality, market communication and brand strength.  As the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, Trojan was listed as one of the companies most admired by readers as well as a company they can trust to provide reliable products and support. Trojan Battery Company has awarded Pacific Plastics Technology, Inc. (PPT) its Supplier of the Year award for 2011.Trojan selected PPT based on its Outstanding Service and Quality in the area of plastic molding.For more information on PPT visit www.plastictech.com

Best Customer Service Award ISSA/InterClean® North America Best Overall Winner Lleap Awards Lift & Access Magazine 2009 Southern California Edison Environmental Hero Award
At Trojan Battery, we not only ensure our customers receive the best quality products, but that they also receive services of the highest standard. We are pleased to announce that we are a recipient of the Best Customer Service Award for providing the best customer service among ISSA / INTERCLEAN® North America’s exhibitors during the tradeshow, held at Las Vegas, NV’s Las Vegas Convention Center, September 8-11.

Distributors, building service contractors, and in-house service providers who attended ISSA / INTERCLEAN cast their ballots for the Best Customer Service Award, which was given to three companies with booths 300 square feet or less and three with booths greater than 400 square feet. Voters were asked to make their choices based on which company’s staff best met attendee needs, answered questions, or offered solutions when people visited their booths.

One of the largest tradeshows in the world, ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America features a wide range of resources related to the cleaning industry. ISSA and its tradeshow partner, Amsterdam RAI, produce ISSA / INTERCLEAN shows around the world, with an annual event each year in the United States, Amsterdam, etc.

Read the press release from ISSA’s website

As a testament to our consistent efforts to provide our customers with superior products and service, Trojan Battery has been awarded Best Overall Winner in the 2007 LLEAP Awards for our Plus Series™ deep-cycle battery.

Held annually, the Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards aims to recognize products, accessories or design concepts that are considered innovative and/or have advanced the state of the lift and access industry.

“Trojan has been a supplier of the highest quality batteries for the aerial industry so far,” commented Lance Sullivan, the Fleet Product and Service Manager for Sunstate Equipment Company and one of this year’s LLEAP judges.”

“This new series of batteries sets them even more apart from their competitors.”

Read the entire article from Lift & Access Magazine Read Trojan Battery Press Release

Trojan was honored by SCE for its environmental leadership in compliance and stewardship receiving the 2009 Southern California Edison Environmental Hero Award.

Santa Fe Springs Exporter of the Year Los Angeles Business Journal President’s Award for Family-Owned Businesses ISO 9001:2008 Certification for California and Georgia operations
Trojan received the “Santa Fe Spring Exporter of the Year” award for its successful engagement in exporting its deep-cycle battery products worldwide. Trojan was awarded the business news magazine’s President’s Award for its business commitment as a family-owned business in Los Angeles County. Trojan has achieved and maintains its ISO 9001:2008 certification by demonstrating consistency in its processes and the ability to meet and exceed customer requirements, enhance customer satisfaction, and meet all of the applicable statutory, industry and regulatory requirements.
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