READING, Pa., Aug. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Rudolph (Rudy) Wynter, as a Class I director, effective immediately.
Mr. Wynter currently serves as the President of National Grid’s New York business, leading National Grid’s regulated energy delivery portfolio that provides electricity and natural gas service to customers across the State of New York. In his more than 30-year tenure at National Grid and its legacy companies, he has served in many senior and operational roles, from Chief Operating Officer of its Wholesale Networks & Capital Delivery business, to Strategic Planning, Engineering and Operations. His wide-ranging experience also includes a focus on grid resilience and clean energy technologies, including renewable energy sources as part of the solution to meet greenhouse gas emissions targets in territories National Grid services.
In addition, Mr. Wynter serves on the boards of GridWise Alliance, the Partnership for New York City and the American Gas Association. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Gas Association, and the Edison Electric Institute.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pratt Institute, and an MBA from Fordham University.
David M. Shaffer, President and Chief Executive Officer of EnerSys, stated, “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Wynter to our Board of Directors. The breadth and depth of Rudy’s experience in the utility industry, particularly with clean energy and electric grid resilience will provide immeasurable value to EnerSys’ leadership team.”
Arthur T. Katsaros, Independent Non-Executive Chair of the Board of EnerSys, added, “We welcome Rudy to our Board and are eager to add his perspectives along with benefiting from his industry experience, knowledge, and insights. Rudy’s appointment enhances the strength of the Board and furthers our refreshment and succession planning initiatives at the Board level.”
EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries which are sold across all three lines of business. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.
Sustainability at EnerSys is about more than just the benefits and impacts of our products. Our commitment to sustainability encompasses many important environmental, social and governance issues. Sustainability is a fundamental part of how we manage our own operations. Minimizing our environmental footprint is a priority. Sustainability is our commitment to our employees, our customers and the communities we serve. Our products facilitate positive environmental, social and economic impacts around the world. To learn more visit: https://www.enersys.com/en/about-us/sustainability/.
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