Former JCI and Exide director takes new role at Flow-Rite Controls

Flow-Rite Controls, the US-based designer and manufacturer of fluid control devices for lead-acid batteries, announced the appointment of Michael Leonard as sales and marketing director on June 26. Leonard has nearly 30 years of experience in the battery industry, including director of OE sales and engineering at Johnson Controls and director of electric vehicle programs at Exide Technologies.

Leonard will oversee the company’s sales, marketing and customer service for the battery maintenance and marine businesses of the firm.

“Flow-Rite is thrilled to be able to add a skilful businessman with deep industry knowledge to our team,” said Todd Hart, executive vice president. “As sales and marketing director, Mike will work closely with our team to grow sales and harvest product ideas from those who best know what is needed, our partners.”

Flow-Rite makes battery watering systems and flip top watering caps. Its fluid-control devices are also used in fishing boats and laboratories.