Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets, has announced the appointment of Michael (Mike) Judd as executive vice president and chief operations officer. Judd will report to Tim Vargo, chairman, president and CEO of Exide Technologies, and will lead the global manufacturing operations for Exide from the company’s headquarters in Milton, Georgia.
“We are excited to have Mike join our leadership team,” said Vargo. “Mike is a talented, results-driven manufacturing leader and his extensive battery manufacturing expertise brings us the capabilities we need to execute our growth strategy. Mike will continue to drive improvements in our processes and quality that benefit our customers and partners every day.”
Judd has held leadership positions within the automotive battery business at Johnson Controls Inc. (now Clarios) during a 25-year tenure, that included serving as vice president of operations, Power Solutions for the U.S. and Canada (OE and aftermarket) with responsibility for all battery manufacturing and distribution in the United States; vice president of operations responsible for all manufacturing and supply chain for Hart and Cooley products; director of operations power solutions for Asia and China; director of operations, Power Solutions (battery recycling); and multiple battery manufacturing plant manager roles.
Judd joins Exide most recently from Dover Corp., where he held the position of vice president of operations for Dover Food Retail with responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain, purchasing and sourcing. Judd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a Masters of Business Administration from Marylhurst University.