CLEVELAND, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Spark Technologies, the leading supplier of thin, flexible disposable printed battery solutions, has announced today that Norbert Dawalibi will be joining the Company as CEO replacing Gary Johnson. The appointment is effective immediately. "I am extremely excited about the potential for Blue Spark's technology and see numerous global applications on the horizon. Blue Spark has created a unique and patented technology and now is the time to make a big push into the market. I look forward to take on this challenge and thank Gary for positioning Blue Spark for future success," stated Norbert.
According to John Morley, Chairman of the Board of Blue Spark, "The Board and shareholders greatly appreciate Gary's hard work and dedication over the past 6 years. He successfully led the Company through a period of industry transition from ecosystem development to product introduction. Under Gary's leadership a capable management team was built and significant venture capital was attracted from new investors both of which will serve as excellent foundations upon which Norbert can build." John Gannon, a Blue Spark shareholder, added that "Under Norbert's leadership, the Company will capitalize on his deep experience within the RFID industry, while establishing growth and profitability for Blue Spark stakeholders as its target markets develop and mature."
Norbert Dawalibi is an experienced business manager with a distinguished career including 24 years at IBM in a number of executive positions. For the past 5 years, Norbert was the President and CEO of Sirit Inc., a leading provider of Radio Frequency Identification Technology with core expertise in transportation. He led a very successful effort to sell Sirit to Federal Signal in 2010."
About Blue Spark Technologies
Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. is the leader in developing flexible, printed, "green," proprietary power source solutions for battery-powered printed electronic systems. The company was founded as Thin Battery Technologies in 2002 with patented technology and technical leadership from Energizer (Eveready Battery Company). Blue Spark customers include manufacturers, product designers, and integrators across multiple industries including: interactive packaging, RFID, pharmaceutical, powered smart cards, and novelty items. Users of products powered by Blue Spark batteries enjoy increased efficiency, greater convenience and portability, improved safety, lower manufacturing and assembly costs, higher profit margins, and greater environmental responsibility. For more information, visit www.bluesparktechnologies.com or call +1 440 249 5400.
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Blue Spark Technologies, Inc.
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