Our Management

Victor M. Koelsch
President and Chief Executive Officer

Victor M. Koelsch

Victor M. (Vic) Koelsch is President and Chief Executive Officer of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets. He also is a member of the Exide Board of Directors and oversees the Company’s Industrial Energy and Transportation businesses for the Americas. With nearly 30 years of experience in worldwide industrial and technology businesses, Mr. Koelsch joined Exide from the Michelin Groupe, a global leader in the design, manufacture and sales of tires for vehicles, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. His tenure at Michelin spanned nearly 15 years, during which he served as Executive Vice President, Michelin North America; Chief Operating Officer for Michelin Americas Commercial Tires; President of Michelin’s Worldwide Original Equipment Business Unit; and Michelin Groupe’s Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer. Prior to his time with the Michelin Groupe, Mr. Koelsch held management positions with Boston Scientific (formerly SulzerMedica/Intermedics), Compaq Computer Corporation and IBM. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma, holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston, and is fluent in English and French.

Tony Genito
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Tony Genito

Tony Genito is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets. Mr. Genito directs the global Finance, Information Technology and Internal Audit functions for the Company and also provides advice and support to the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. He brings more than 36 years of financial and executive leadership experience to Exide, with expertise in international operations and a deep commitment to identifying and executing on long-term financial priorities and objectives. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Genito served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer at Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company. He also served as Spectrum’s Senior Vice President—Finance from October 2005 until June 2007, and Vice President—Finance from June 2004 until October 2005. Mr. Genito served at Schering-Plough Corporation in various financial management positions from 1992 to 2004 and began his career at Deloitte & Touche. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Mercy College and a Master of Business Administration from Pace University.

Leslie W. Joyce, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer and Vice President, Human Resources-Americas

Leslie Joyce

Leslie W. Joyce, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, and Vice President Human Resources-Americas of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets. Dr. Joyce is responsible for directing Human Resources activities across Exide’s worldwide operations including the areas of talent management, leadership and organizational development; compensation and benefits; executive coaching and counseling; and labor and employee relations. She also provides advice and support for the Compensation and Nominating Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Joyce brings more than 30 years of diverse Human Resources experience to her role at Exide. Prior to joining the Company, she served at Novelis Inc., the world's leading producer of aluminum rolled products and the world leader in aluminum recycling, most recently as the Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer from 2011 to 2015. In that role, Dr. Joyce successfully led the company’s global Human Resources function in designing, developing and implementing world-class people processes, compensation and benefits programs, leadership/employee development processes and programs, and also was responsible for ensuring effective executive development and succession. Before her tenure at Novelis, Leslie was Vice President and Chief Learning Officer for The Home Depot, the world's largest specialty retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. In this capacity, she was the principal architect of design, development, deployment and evaluation of all technical, professional and leadership development and training initiatives, enterprise-wide, for the company’s 300,000+ employees. Earlier in her career, Dr. Joyce held positions of increasing responsibility with GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies, and also served in senior Human Resources roles in both public and private sector companies. She is an active member of a number of professional Boards and associations including the National Academy of Nuclear Training, the Human Resources Leadership Forum, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Joyce holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from North Carolina State University. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Brad S. Kalter
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary

Brad S. Kalter

Brad Kalter is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets.

Mr. Kalter has more than 20 years of experience as a practicing attorney, the last 12 working at Exide in its global battery manufacturing and energy storage business. He has served as Exide's Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2009 and as Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2006. In these roles, he had global responsibilities for corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate financing transactions, SEC compliance, subsidiary management, contract management and the intellectual property portfolio. He started his Exide career in 2003 as an Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining Exide, Mr. Kalter served as General Counsel at Cotton States Insurance Group and began his career in private practice serving a variety of clients.

Mr. Kalter is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communications.

Sean Burke
Chief Information and Digital Officer

Sean Burke

Sean Burke is Chief Information and Digital Officer of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions. Mr. Burke leads the Exide global Information Technology (IT) team, driving digitization of functional processes, customer integration and product offerings. He is responsible for global infrastructure services including data centers, wide area networks, and the end user workplace environment and IT security. In overseeing the Company’s enterprise applications, Mr. Burke helps drive growth at Exide by implementing an effective digital experience across all business and customer/consumer touch points in each of Exide’s business segments. He also works closely with Exide’s marketing teams around the world to develop disruptive, market-leading digital offers to accompany and add value to the Company’s stored energy solutions. Mr. Burke has more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing long-term business and IT strategies on a global basis. He joined Exide Technologies from the Michelin Group, where he served from 2013 to 2016 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), responsible for global infrastructure strategy and services. Prior to Michelin, Mr. Burke served from 2009 to 2013 as Chief Technology Officer for LaFarge S.A., a $12 billion French industrial company specializing in cement, construction aggregates and concrete. From 1999 to 2008, he served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the international pharmaceutical company Galderma S.A. Earlier in his career, he served as Regional Projects Director and Associate Director for Bristol-Myers Squibb, and as a Geophysical Engineer for Geophysical Services Inc. Mr. Burke holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Physics from the University of Surrey, in the UK.

Nicholas J. Iuanow
Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Treasurer

Nicholas J. Iuanow

Nicholas J. Iuanow is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development and Treasurer of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets. Prior to joining Exide in 2003, Mr. Iuanow was Vice President - Corporate Development and Corporate Treasurer at Evans and Sutherland. Earlier, he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Cordant Technologies, a former Fortune 500 aerospace company, and its predecessor company, Morton Thiokol, where he served as Vice President and Corporate Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Senior Financial Analyst and Treasury Analyst. Mr. Iuanow holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College and an MBA from DePaul University.

Michael Ostermann
Executive Vice President, President–EXIDE EMEA

Michael Ostermann

Michael Ostermann is Executive Vice President and President–Exide EMEA for Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets. Mr. Ostermann leads the Transportation EMEA and Industrial EMEA operating divisions and also is responsible for the Company’s Asia-Pacific operations. He is responsible for the commercial and operational aspects for the divisions as well as the overall profitability of the businesses. Mr. Ostermann brings a broad range of automotive industry and operations experience to his position at Exide. While at Frauenthal Holding AG, he served in a number of capacities, including Management Board Member and Managing Director with full divisional responsibility for the Company's Automotive Components sector. At Frauenthal Holding, Mr. Ostermann was responsible for establishing the Company's Automotive Division; leading the integration of a dozen decentralized production locations; and formulating and streamlining Frauenthal's lean organization. Prior to his three years at Frauenthal, he held a number of positions at Styria, a leading European manufacturer of commercial leaf springs and stabilizer bars for commercial vehicles and trailer axles. Mr. Ostermann holds a Machine Construction Degree with a focus on manufacturing technology and a Diplom-Ingenieur (German equivalent of a Master of Science Degree) from Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences) in Düsseldorf, Germany.