Electricity storage system company RedFlow limited (ASX:RFX) has today confirmed the appointments of two key executives to support its accelerated global expansion plans.
RedFlow has appointed Bernie Reinke as General Manager – Worldwide Sales. Bernie is an experienced sales leader who has delivered technology solutions to industrial and enterprise customers. He has extensive international experience gained in his previous role as Tektronix Communications Vice President, Sales, for Asia and Japan and in executive positions with Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies.
RedFlow’s Chief Executive Officer Phillip Hutchings said the Company had progressive global expansion strategies in place and strategic hires such as Bernie Reinke were key drivers in the Company’s plans.
RedFlow also recently announced the appointment of Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider Jabil Circuit as its outsourced manufacturing partner for its core zinc-bromine battery modules (ZBMs). The early expansion of the Company’s manufacturing capacity through the Jabil contract is expected to accelerate RedFlow’s entry into selected international markets.
“Bernie will lead RedFlow’s global sales and services team, and will build systems integration and distribution partnerships to drive RedFlow’s expansion into selected international markets,” Mr Hutchings said.
RedFlow has also confirmed the appointment of Paul Clarke as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Company Secretary. Paul is a Chartered Accountant with more than twenty years’ experience as CFO of manufacturing companies in Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In his most recent role, he was CFO and Company Secretary of a company in the plastics industry, with a turn-over of approximately $100 million per year and 100 staff.
“Paul has a strong background in manufacturing and cost control and he will play a leading role in the implementation of RedFlow’s ERP system, which is an important component of the RedFlow’s Phase Three factory expansion,” Mr Hutchings said.
“RedFlow has made significant progress on this expansion phase, with the new facility now close to completion.
“With the Jabil contract in place, RedFlow’s existing workforce and Brisbane production facilities will progressively switch to larger scale prototype production and enhanced “next generation” ZBMs,” Mr Hutchings said.
In addition to the recent executive appointments, RedFlow has recruited a group of experienced engineers, project managers and commercial staff in middle management positions over the past six months.
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