ENTEK lead acid expands sales team; Graeme Fraser-Bell rejoins lithium-ion separator team

ENTEK, Lebanon, Oregon, U.S., has expanded its lead acid sales team by adding Andrew Wimer as Account Manager for North America.

Andrew joined the ENTEK team in 2011, working with the lithium group in Quality and Business Development. In 2017 he transitioned to the lead-acid group where he implemented a Change Management system for capturing, communicating and managing risk associated with process change. Subsequently he took on the role of Lean Manager to help drive continuous improvement at ENTEK’s Oregon manufacturing site.

“I am very pleased and excited to have Andrew join the sales team. He will be a great customer resource with a deep understanding of process and products gleaned from his experience working in Quality, Lean and Change Management” said Clint Beutelschies, Global VP of Sales.

ENTEK has also announced that Dr. Graeme Fraser-Bell is coming out of retirement to focus on ENTEK’s increasing presence in the lithium battery market.

Fraser-Bell, who retired in October of 2012 as ENTEK’s Vice President of International Sales was instrumental in solidifying the company’s foothold in the lithium-ion separator market. His return to ‘active duty’ is as a result of a significant increase in demand for ENTEK’s expanding catalogue, especially its coated separators.

Dr. Richard Pekala, CTO for ENTEK says, “The unprecedented growth in demand for Lithium battery separators required us to appoint someone who could focus solely on our lithium battery materials offering, and we were very fortunate that Graeme agreed to step back in. He’s able to step up to the challenge immediately and position us for growth with existing and upcoming Lithium battery manufacturers throughout the World.“

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