In an environment of constant technological change and increasing concern over the world’s energy needs, Exide Technologies is examining and exploring new ways to store and conserve energy. With more and more companies and consumers striving for sustainability, Exide is looking at how its own processes, operations, and products can help reduce energy emissions.

Exide Technologies has more than 120 years of experience in the battery business and it shows, with the company developing new and innovative methods to store energy. Exide provides services and systems that help companies around the world enhance vehicle performance and productivity. With substantial market shares in both the automotive and industrial battery sectors, Exide is a prominent player in a vital global market.

Michael Ostermann, Exide Technologies’ President of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, shared his thoughts with The CEO Magazine on the evolution of Exide and its promising path ahead.

The CEO Magazine: Could you detail the history of Exide Technologies and your history with the company?

Michael: Exide is one of the leading battery manufacturers and it’s been around for more than 100 years. Its headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, and its global revenue is approximately $3 billion, of which we are doing $1.6 billion in Europe.