Leclanché appoints Pierre Blanc as Group CEO and Phil Broad as CEO of Leclanché E-Mobility

– SWITZERLAND, Yverdon-Les-Bains –  Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), one of the world’s leading energy storage solutions companies, today announced the appointments of Pierre Blanc as Group CEO and Phil Broad as CEO of Leclanché E-Mobility, joining both the executive committee of Leclanché SA.

Pierre Blanc and Phil Broad said: “We thank Anil for his vision, leadership, and drive under which we have built the ‘New Leclanché.’ We wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We also thank the board for the trust they have instilled in us. We believe this new management structure is welcomed by all in the company and will help make Leclanché an even stronger company in the future.”

About Pierre Blanc

Pierre Blanc joined Leclanché in March 2000 as a chemical engineer in its alkaline battery division where he was responsible for the development and manufacturing of battery cells for major brands including Varta, Energizer, and Panasonic. Blanc was appointed CTO in 2006, where he oversaw the R&D and industrialization of the company’s lithium-ion business. He led the introduction of novel and unique production processes, particularly for water-based manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries, still utilized today. He is the inventor or co-inventor of numerous patents relating to lithium-ion batteries and their production methods. With more than 20 years in the company and a long track record in the battery industry, Blanc will contribute deep technology and industry knowledge to help steer the company through its next development phase.

About Philip Broad

Phil Broad joined Leclanché in 2018 and was appointed EVP of e-Mobility Solutions in March 2019. His previous position at Leclanché was as VP of Commercial Vehicle leading application engineering, program management & sales. Broad has over 25 years of experience in the commercial vehicle business in both the on and off-highway industry. He has a proven track record of winning large global profitable contracts in the commercial vehicle market and has successfully worked with global brands such as Caterpillar / Perkins, Volvo, Scania, MAN, and JCB. Broad has lived and worked in Europe for the last 18 years of which 15 was for Honeywell Turbo Technologies Sarl in Switzerland, where he held various positions in program management, sales management, and business leadership positions in the turbocharger industry.

Phil Broad holds a B. Eng (Hons) in Systems Engineering.

About Leclanché SA

Headquartered in Switzerland, Leclanché SA is a leading global provider of high-quality energy storage solutions designed to accelerate our progress towards a clean energy future. Leclanché’s history and heritage are rooted in over 100 years of battery and energy storage innovation. This coupled with the Company’s culture of German engineering and Swiss precision and quality, continues to make Leclanché the partner of choice for disruptors, established companies, and governments who are pioneering positive changes in how energy is produced, distributed and consumed around the world. The energy transition is being driven primarily by changes in the management of our electricity networks and the electrification of transport, and these two end markets form the backbone of our strategy and business model. Leclanché is at the heart of the convergence of the electrification of transportation and the changes in the distribution network. Leclanché is organized into three business units: energy storage solutions, e-Mobility solutions, and specialty battery systems.

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