Battery Consultant
Battery Consultant

Resumé – Dr Geoffrey May, MA, PhD, FIMMM, C Eng

2003-date: FOCUS Consulting, Consultancy in Energy Technologies

Provision of technical support, market studies, marketing support, due diligence enquiries, development of strategic options and execution of plans, advice on environmental issues, legal matters and general business consultancy.

Detailed knowledge of Li-ion, nickel-metal hydride and lead-acid (VRLA and flooded) batteries for industrial, automotive and speciality applications especially for HEV and EV markets

2000-2003: FIAMM SpA

Manufacturer of automotive and industrial batteries, horns and antenna systems

2002-2003: Chief Technology Officer

  • Responsible for technology and business development

2000-2002: Executive Director, Industrial Battery Operations

  • Responsible for industrial battery operations in UK, Italy and USA

1991 - 2000: BTR/Invensys plc

1997 - 2000: BTR/Invensys Power Systems (now EnerSys)

Manufacturer of AC and DC Power Systems and Batteries
Group Director of Technology

1991 - 1997: Hawker Group

Manufacturer of industrial and automotive batteries
Group Director of Technology
  • Responsible for developing and implementing group strategy as a member of the Executive team
  • Personal responsibility for managing key acquisitions and subsequent integration
  • Managed product portfolio and established a world leading position for VRLA, Li-based, Ni-based and Ag-based batteries and power systems
  • Functional accountability for technology, capital programmes, environmental issues, risk management and legal matters

1990 - 1991: Caparo Industries plc

Barton Abrasives Ltd
Manufacturer of ferrous abrasives
Managing Director

1982 - 1990: Hawker Siddeley Group plc

1988 - 1990: Brush Fusegear Ltd

Manufacturer of electrical fuses
Director and General Manager

1982 - 1998: Tungstone Batteries Ltd

Manufacturer of automotive and industrial batteries
1986 - 1988: Operations Director
1982 - 1988: Technical Director

1974 - 1982: Chloride Group plc

1978 - 1982: Chloride Technical Ltd

Design and Development Manager

1974 - 1978: Chloride Silent Power Ltd

Technical Manager

1973 - 1974: Central Electricity Generating Board

Research Officer

Education and Qualifications:

1959-1967: Eltham College, London SE9

1967-1973: Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge,

Natural Sciences Tripos, Materials Science,
Double First Class Honours (MA)
Research in Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science (PhD)
Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals
Chartered Engineer

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