Exide Technologies Invests in Global Research, Development and Engineering
An Advanced Research and Development organization will be established at Exide’s world headquarters in Alpharetta. Rick Johnson, who currently serves Exide as vice president, Engineering for Transportation Americas, will lead this group. Two Global Product Development centers, one in Büdingen, Germany for worldwide Industrial Energy and the other in Alpharetta, Georgia for worldwide Transportation, will focus on global product design and materials and process development. These centers will be oriented around product markets rather than geographical lines.