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July 04, 2015 2:13 AM ET

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Company Overview of Exide Technologies

Company Overview

Exide Technologies manufactures and supplies lead-acid batteries for transportation and industrial applications worldwide. It operates in four segments: Transportation Americas, Transportation Europe and Rest of World (ROW), Industrial Energy Americas, and Industrial Energy Europe and ROW. The company’s transportation batteries include starting, lighting, and ignition batteries for cars, trucks, off-road vehicles, agricultural and construction vehicles, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, marine, and other applications, such as micro-hybrids under the Exide, Exide Extreme, Exide NASCAR Select, Centra, DETA, Orbital, Fulmen, and Tudor brands, as well as under the private labels. Its industria...

Building 200

13000 Deerfield Parkway

Milton, GA 30004

United States

Founded in 1888

8,986 Employees





Key Executives for Exide Technologies

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 60
Executive Vice President and President of Exide Europe
Age: 50
Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, President of Asia Pacific and President of Industrial Americas, Recycling & Research & Development
Age: 52
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Age: 60
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Exide Technologies Key Developments

Exide Technologies Announces Executive Changes

The Board of Directors of Exide Technologies announced that Victor (Vic) M. Koelsch has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective June 22, 2015. Mr. Koelsch also joins the Company's Board of Directors at that time. He will succeed Robert M. Caruso, Exide's current Chief Executive Officer, who served as President and CEO since August 2013 and guided the Company through its recent Chapter 11 restructuring. Vic Koelsch, 51, is currently employed with the Michelin Groupe. Since 2011, Mr. Koelsch has served as Executive Vice President, Michelin North America and Chief Operating Officer for Michelin Americas Commercial Tires. From 2007 to 2011, he was President of Michelin's Worldwide Original Equipment Business Unit and, prior to this role, served as the Michelin Groupe's Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer from 2001 to 2007.

Exide Technologies Files Form 15

Exide Technologies announced that it has filed Form 15 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to voluntarily deregister its common share of par value $0.01 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Exide Technologies Names Keith Wandell as Chairman

Keith Wandell, the retiring president and chief executive officer of Harley-Davidson Inc., is making a return to the battery business after being named chairman of Exide Technologies as part of that company's bankruptcy reorganization. Before taking the helm at Harley-Davidson six years ago, Wandell served as president and CEO of Johnson Controls Inc.

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