Battery Solutions has pleased to announce the addition of Shane M. Thompson to the newly created position of vice president of corporate development. Thompson brings with him an entrepreneurial skill set, as well as significant experience in the field of battery recycling.
As vice president of corporate development, Thompson will be responsible for the integration of Battery Solutions’ new technologies, while driving sales growth and new customer acquisition. He will report directly to Battery Solutions’ CEO, Thomas Bjanemark, and become an integral member of the management team.
“Shane understands this industry in a way few do,” noted Bjanemark. “Few people bring hands-on, entrepreneurial process and market development, with rare earth metal sales development, plus industry-trade group knowledge and perspective. The experience Shane brings to Battery Solutions in the field of managed and integrated battery recycling is really quite unique,” Bjanemark noted. “Shane’s comprehensive understanding of the market place, and the opportunities it will provide, is going to be a real asset as we go about implementing our aggressive growth strategy.”
As to his new position, Thompson said, “I was pleased to accept this position for three reasons. First, I know the outstanding reputation Battery Solutions has earned within the industry, one of leadership and innovation. Second, I know and believe in Thomas’ vision and Battery Solutions’ ability to deliver growth with industry-leading service as we enter new markets and employ new technologies to meet the needs of our customers. And, finally, I know Battery Solutions has great people and great core competencies from which we can build upon. It’s an exciting time, and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Thompson joins Battery Solutions on March 2, 2015, and will work out of Battery Solutions’ Howell, Michigan corporate headquarters.
Prior to joining Battery Solutions, Thompson began his own private consulting firm, where he helped found RediMet, a startup working in the field of metals recycling and mineral sales. This followed several successful years at Kinsbursky Brothers, Inc., Call2Recycle, and Inmetco.