Exide Technologies Names Robert B. Weiner Senior Vice President - Global Manufacturing and Engineering

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Exide Technologies

    PRINCETON, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Exide Technologies (NYSE:   EX),
 the global leader in stored electrical energy solutions, today announced the
 appointment of Robert B. Weiner as Senior Vice President - Global
 Manufacturing and Engineering.
     In this position, Weiner will develop and implement manufacturing, product
 and process-engineering strategies globally to support Exide Technologies'
 overall business goals.  His initial efforts will focus on implementing lean-
 manufacturing disciplines and key-performance indicators in Exide's North
 American manufacturing facilities.
     "Bob brings more than 26 years of solid experience in building lean-
 production systems at renowned companies," said Robert A. Lutz, Chairman and
 Chief Executive Officer of Exide Technologies.  "Exide is fortunate to have
 found an executive of his caliber."
     Weiner will report to Craig H. Muhlhauser, President and Chief Operating
 Officer of Exide Technologies.  "A key part of Bob's job is the implementation
 of the new Exide Lean Production System (ELPS).  That includes the
 implementation of a global manufacturing strategy that we believe will be
 second to none in terms of both efficiency and quality," said Muhlhauser.
     Weiner most recently served as Vice President-Engine Service at United
 Technologies Corporation's Pratt & Whitney division in Hartford, Connecticut,
 where he was responsible for more than $1 billion in sales, 30 facilities and
 6,000 employees worldwide.  Prior to his seven-year tenure at United
 Technologies, he held a variety of manufacturing and engineering positions at
 Phelps-Dodge Corporation, SKF/MRC Corporation, and General Electric Company.
 His work at Pratt & Whitney was cited in Lean Thinking, a best-selling book by
 James Womack.
     Weiner received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering
 from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and his Master of Business
 Administration degree from Loyola College of Maryland.  He also attended the
 executive education program at the Darden School of Management.
 
     Note:
     Exide Technologies is the global leader in providing electrical energy
 storage solutions.  The company has annualized revenues of approximately
 $3 billion and has operations in 89 countries, serving the industrial and
 transportation markets.
     Industrial applications include network-power batteries for
 telecommunications systems, fuel-cell load leveling, electric utilities,
 railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power related) and uninterruptible power supply
 (UPS) markets; and motive-power batteries for a broad range of equipment uses,
 including lift trucks, mining vehicles and commercial vehicles.
     Transportation uses include automotive, heavy-duty truck, agricultural,
 marine and other batteries, as well as new technologies being developed for
 hybrid vehicles and new 42-volt automotive applications. The company supplies
 both aftermarket and original-equipment transportation customers.
     Further information about Exide Technologies, its financial results and
 other information can be found at www.exide.com .
     Media contact:  Tim Yost, 734-827-3282; tyost@exideworld.com
     Investor contact: Bruce Boyle, 610-378-0872; bboyle@exideworld.com
 
     Certain statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking
 statements as defined by the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. As
 such, they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors
 that may cause the actual results of the company to be materially different
 from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
 These are enumerated in further detail in the company's Form 10-K.
 
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SOURCE Exide Technologies
    PRINCETON, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Exide Technologies (NYSE:   EX),
 the global leader in stored electrical energy solutions, today announced the
 appointment of Robert B. Weiner as Senior Vice President - Global
 Manufacturing and Engineering.
     In this position, Weiner will develop and implement manufacturing, product
 and process-engineering strategies globally to support Exide Technologies'
 overall business goals.  His initial efforts will focus on implementing lean-
 manufacturing disciplines and key-performance indicators in Exide's North
 American manufacturing facilities.
     "Bob brings more than 26 years of solid experience in building lean-
 production systems at renowned companies," said Robert A. Lutz, Chairman and
 Chief Executive Officer of Exide Technologies.  "Exide is fortunate to have
 found an executive of his caliber."
     Weiner will report to Craig H. Muhlhauser, President and Chief Operating
 Officer of Exide Technologies.  "A key part of Bob's job is the implementation
 of the new Exide Lean Production System (ELPS).  That includes the
 implementation of a global manufacturing strategy that we believe will be
 second to none in terms of both efficiency and quality," said Muhlhauser.
     Weiner most recently served as Vice President-Engine Service at United
 Technologies Corporation's Pratt & Whitney division in Hartford, Connecticut,
 where he was responsible for more than $1 billion in sales, 30 facilities and
 6,000 employees worldwide.  Prior to his seven-year tenure at United
 Technologies, he held a variety of manufacturing and engineering positions at
 Phelps-Dodge Corporation, SKF/MRC Corporation, and General Electric Company.
 His work at Pratt & Whitney was cited in Lean Thinking, a best-selling book by
 James Womack.
     Weiner received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering
 from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and his Master of Business
 Administration degree from Loyola College of Maryland.  He also attended the
 executive education program at the Darden School of Management.
 
     Note:
     Exide Technologies is the global leader in providing electrical energy
 storage solutions.  The company has annualized revenues of approximately
 $3 billion and has operations in 89 countries, serving the industrial and
 transportation markets.
     Industrial applications include network-power batteries for
 telecommunications systems, fuel-cell load leveling, electric utilities,
 railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power related) and uninterruptible power supply
 (UPS) markets; and motive-power batteries for a broad range of equipment uses,
 including lift trucks, mining vehicles and commercial vehicles.
     Transportation uses include automotive, heavy-duty truck, agricultural,
 marine and other batteries, as well as new technologies being developed for
 hybrid vehicles and new 42-volt automotive applications. The company supplies
 both aftermarket and original-equipment transportation customers.
     Further information about Exide Technologies, its financial results and
 other information can be found at www.exide.com .
     Media contact:  Tim Yost, 734-827-3282; tyost@exideworld.com
     Investor contact: Bruce Boyle, 610-378-0872; bboyle@exideworld.com
 
     Certain statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking
 statements as defined by the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. As
 such, they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors
 that may cause the actual results of the company to be materially different
 from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
 These are enumerated in further detail in the company's Form 10-K.
 
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