Wisconsin Manufacturing News

Jason Inc. adds key executives, re-brands; ZBB to provide energy storage for Army’s Micro-Grid project

Jason Inc. adds key executives, re-brands

Milwaukee-based Jason Inc., the global parent company of several manufacturing firms in the finishing, seating, components and automotive acoustics markets, has added two key executives to its headquarters management team and introduced a new branding initiative.

Srivas Prasad has been appointed to the role of vice president of business development, while Maria Luther has been named vice president of human resources.

As part of Jason’s re-branding initiative, the company has a new identity and clarified messaging that emphasize its collaborative manufacturing principle.

“This is a very exciting time in our corporate history,” said David Westgate, Jason Inc. chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Not only is Jason experiencing record growth due to the strengths of our manufacturing companies, but to further that track, we’re aggressively pursuing acquisitions in each of our business segments while identifying new segments in which to enter. With so much emphasis on building a strong future, it made sense to bolster our management team in Milwaukee while improving our

brand’s identity.”

ZBB to provide energy storage for Army’s Micro-Grid project

Menomonee Falls-based ZBB Energy Corp. has received a contract from Cleveland-based Eaton Corp. to provide a 500kWH energy storage system for use in a micro-grid application at a U.S. Army facility in Ft. Sill, Okla., utilizing ZBB’s ZESS V3 Zinc Bromide flow battery.

"We look forward to working with Eaton and the Army to showcase the capabilities of ZBB’s third generation flow battery storage. This application is a great example of how cost effective storage will deliver multiple benefits to the Department of Defense," said Eric Apfelbach, president and CEO of ZBB Energy.

ZBB said it will work closely with the Eaton’s Major Projects group and the Eaton Innovation Center’s design team to define operational standards for advanced energy storage systems on micro-grids such as this project and for use at future U.S. Defense Department facilities.


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