Charles A. Harvey Joins Exide Technologies Board of Directors

Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, announced the appointment of Charles (Chuck) A. Harvey to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective September 1, 2016.  Harvey, who retired from Johnson Controls, Inc. in 2014, is an automotive and energy industry veteran, with more than 40 years of global human resources, government relations and public affairs experience.

"We are extremely pleased to have Chuck Harvey join our Board of Directors," said Keith E. Wandell, Chairman of the Board for Exide Technologies. "His industry experience and proven leadership in the areas of government relations and public affairs will round out the significant industry experience of our Board.”

For over 20 years, Harvey held leadership roles at Johnson Controls, Inc., and retired in 2014 as the Chief Diversity Officer and Corporate Vice President, Diversity and Public Affairs. In this role, he was a member of the Executive Operating Team and responsible for supplier diversity initiatives, community relations efforts, government relations, corporate social responsibility and public affairs programs. During his career, Harvey also held human resources positions with BOCH Plastics, Philip Morris Industrial and Allstate Insurance Company. 

Harvey also sits on the Board of Aurora Health Care System, a $5.2 billion integrated health care delivery system; Bridgewater Interiors, an automotive car seat manufacturer; Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia; and Milwaukee World Festivals.

“The appointment of Chuck Harvey to Exide’s Board of Directors reinforces our commitment to our employees and the communities in which we operate,” said Vic Koelsch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exide Technologies. “Chuck’s contribution to our programs and initiatives in these areas will be significant and appreciated.”

Harvey holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. John's University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He and his family currently reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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