Timothy (Tim) D. Vargo is Chairman of the Board and Board Member, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets. Mr. Vargo retired from Kele Incorporated, a leading distributor of building automation and HVAC products, in April 2017 where he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director since 2010. He brings more than 40 years of leadership and managerial experience in capital allocation and restructuring, automotive supply chain and process improvement. Previously, Mr. Vargo served as President and Chief Executive Officer of TruckPro, Inc., a heavy-duty truck parts distributor. Under his leadership, TruckPro significantly improved sales strategies and store operations. Prior to TruckPro, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of AutoZone where he was instrumental in formulating and executing the growth strategy that took the company from 1,000 stores to 3,250 stores and sales from $1.5 billion to over $5 billion.
Effective September 1, 2019, Lou Martinez 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. Martinez is responsible for the global finance, accounting, tax, internal audit, investor relations, treasury and risk management functions for Exide. Mr. Martinez joined Exide in 2005 as the Assistant Corporate Controller and in 2008 was promoted to Vice President Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Martinez brings more than 25 years of financial and executive leadership experience, with expertise in international operations. Prior to joining Exide, Mr. Martinez served as Corporate Controller for AirGate PCS, Cotelligent and Aegis Communications Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley University. Mr. Martinez currently serves on the board of directors at PRISM of Georgia a nonprofit that serves adults with developmental disabilities.
Ted Becker is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Exide Americas for Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets and is responsible for leading the Transportation and Industrial operations for the Americas. Mr. Becker joined Exide in 2015. Prior to Exide, he spent more than 20 years with the Michelin Group where he served in a variety of positions including Vice President of Marketing for the commercial tire business unit and Director of Sales for the commercial tire and passenger tire business units. Mr. Becker is a graduate of Clemson University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration degree.
Stefan Stübing is Executive Vice President and President, EMEA, for Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets, and is responsible for leading Transportation and Industrial operations in EMEA. Mr. Stübing has more than 30 years of experience in leading Finance, Treasury and cost accounting teams in the battery industry. He joined Exide in 1995 through the acquisition of the CEAC group and most recently served as Vice President Finance for the EMEA region from 2011 to 2018. Mr. Stübing held various Finance Director level roles within Exide from 1999 to 2010 leading the EMEA Transportation, Global Original Equipment and German Finance teams. Mr. Stübing holds a Finance and Accounting Degree from the Friedberg economics business school.
Mike Judd is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets, and is responsible for leading the company’s global manufacturing operations. Mr. Judd joined Exide in 2019 and has nearly 30 years of experience in manufacturing operations around Six Sigma/Lean continuous improvement, quality, supply chain, manufacturing engineering and managing startup operations.
Mr. Judd has held leadership positions as a part of the automotive battery business at Johnson Controls, Inc. (now Clarios) during his 25-year tenure, including Vice President of Operations, Power Solutions for the US and Canada (OE and aftermarket) with responsibility for all battery manufacturing and distribution in the United States; Vice President of Operations responsible for all manufacturing and supply chain for Hart and Cooley products; Director of Operations Power Solutions for Asia and China; Director of Operations Power Solutions (battery recycling); and multiple battery manufacturing plant manager roles. Mr. Judd was most recently with Dover Corp, where he held the position of Vice President of Operations for Dover Food Retail with responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain, purchasing and sourcing. Mr. Judd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a Masters of Business Administration from Marylhurst University.
John J. Gasparovic is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Exide Technologies. Mr. Gasparovic advises the Board of Directors and management on all legal and governance matters and directs the global legal function of the Company.
Mr. Gasparovic retired from BorgWarner Inc. in 2018 after serving as its Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer since 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Gasparovic served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Federal-Mogul Corporation; Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Roadway Corporation; Vice President Business Development and General Counsel of Guardian Automotive; and Assistant General Counsel of Guardian Industries Corp. He began his legal career in the litigation group at the global law firm Jones Day in its Cleveland and Chicago offices.
Mr. Gasparovic is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois, and is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
Daniel Royer is Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Planning of Exide Technologies and is responsible for global manufacturing and supply chain strategy and its deployment globally. Mr. Royer has more than 25 years of experience in leading quality, lean, manufacturing and supply chain planning initiatives at Exide. He joined Exide in 1992 and most recently served as the Vice President, Operations in EMEA from 2013-2017. Mr. Royer held various Director level roles within Exide, EMEA from 2000-2013 leading Supply Chain, Logistics, Lean Service and Plant operations. Prior to Exide, he was a Quality Consultant for Apave. Mr. Royer holds an Engineer Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Quality oriented from Compiègne UT.
Wendy Henderson is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets and 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 as well as employee relations. Ms. Henderson joined Exide in 2016 from AGL Resources where she served as Vice President, Human Resources and Vice President, Total Rewards during her tenure with the Company. Prior to her time with AGL Resources, Ms. Henderson held various senior management positions in human resources and total rewards with The Wendy’s Company, Arby’s Restaurant Group, and RTM Restaurant Group. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management from the University of Georgia and holds a Master of Science in Business from Georgia State University.
Brian Woodworth is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions, and 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, the end user workplace environment and cyber security. Mr. Woodworth joined Exide in 2019 and brings more than 20 years of experience leading technology teams in the automotive retail and distribution industries. During his career he has held Chief Information Officer and IT leadership roles at Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, Inc., Fred’s Inc., TruckPro, CSK Auto and Murray’s Discount Auto Stores. Mr. Woodworth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.
Barbara A. Hatcher is Senior Vice President and Chief Administration Officer for Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets and is responsible for real estate and facilities management, enterprise risk management, security as well as economic development and public relations globally. Ms. Hatcher has 30 years of experience in corporate legal practice and 20 of it in the battery manufacturing and distribution industry. Ms. Hatcher joined Exide in 2000 through its acquisition of GNB Technologies Inc., where she was Vice President and General Counsel and has most recently served as Exide’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel from 2006 to 2016. Prior to Exide, Ms. Hatcher was Assistant General Counsel of Burlington Industries, Inc. and also employed by the Washington D.C. law firm of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey. Ms. Hatcher is a 1980 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, and a 1977 graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Journalism.