St. Louis, MO – EaglePicher Technologies, a leading battery systems supplier for mission-critical applications across defense, space and aviation, announces the appointment of Richard Hunter as chief executive officer. Hunter most recently served as president of L3 Technologies - Defense Electronic Systems division, a global defense technology innovator.
“For this critical role, a comprehensive search was conducted and the board is pleased to have found the best individual to assume leadership for this growing organization,” stated Craig Bondy, EaglePicher board chairman. “We are excited to add Rich’s operational expertise and direct experience with EaglePicher’s customers and platforms to the senior leadership team.”
Hunter spent over 20 years in the aerospace and defense industries including over a decade in senior leadership roles covering fuzing and ordnance. He has supplied critical components to military and aerospace customers while working closely with defense primes.
“I am excited to assume this role and for the future of the company. EaglePicher is investing in the people and processes that will accelerate growth and position us for long-term success,” commented Richard Hunter.
At EaglePicher, Hunter will be responsible for building on the company’s culture and reputation as a strategic partner to defense, space and aviation customers. He will be accountable for EaglePicher’s delivery of the highest-quality battery systems to help customers bring emerging applications to market.
Hunter holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
About EaglePicher Technologies
EaglePicher Technologies designs, develops and produces mission-critical power systems. EaglePicher is an industry leading producer of batteries, battery management systems and energetic devices. For over 75 years, the company has served highly demanding requirements for defense, space and aviation battery applications. The company has nine North American manufacturing and research and development sites and over 900 employees. For more information, please visit www.eaglepicher.com.
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