Leadership Team

Pierre-Jean Arvers, Chief Executive Officer

Pierre-Jean Arvers is Chief Executive Officer for Bitrode Corporation.

Arvers has over 20 years of international experience fueling revenue growth and expanding market shares in the electric vehicle, energy storage, and battery testing industries. He is adept at formulating and executing visionary strategies, consistently propelling organizations to new heights of success, fueling revenue growth, expanding market share, and enhancing operational efficiency.

Pierre-Jean is known for fostering a culture of excellence, building strong relationships with key stakeholders, driving operational efficiency, and cultivating customer-centric approach. With a proven track record in driving business growth and developing new accounts within challenging market environments, Pierre-Jean works to propel Bitrode forward.

Pierre-Jean has a Master of Science in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering along with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.  He speaks French and Spanish fluently.

Having lived in the US for 25 years, Pierre-Jean has lived in Texas, Connecticut, and now St. Louis, MO.  He has a passion for Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage and Solar.

When not at work, Pierre-Jean is spending time with his wife of 22 years or scuba diving.  He is a Master Scuba Diver Trainer with PADI. Pierre-Jean also collects dive watches.


Hank McGauly, Vice President of Supply Chain

As Vice President of Supply Chain for Bitrode Corporation, Hank McGauly is responsible for purchasing, production control, production scheduling and procurement engineering.

In this role, Hank oversees all aspects of supply chain development and logistics to assure the team meets and exceeds both internal and external customer needs. One of his focus areas is development of a supplier scorecard to strengthen Bitrode’s logistics and supply chain.

With over 30 plus years in supply chain, Hank has been at Bitrode since 1997. He started as a senior purchasing agent and has grown with the company to his current position as vice president. Prior to joining Bitrode, he served as the senior purchasing agent for a locally owned building product manufacturer.

Hank is an empathetic and caring leader who looks out for others and serves on the Bitrode Care Team, a group of employees who focuses on helping their colleagues through difficult times. Hank is married and together with his wife Cheryl have a son, daughter, and four grandchildren.

In his time away from work, Hank helps to fight hunger in the community by working with local food pantries. He also enjoys fishing and working on his classic Pontiac GTO.


Dani Kohler, Vice President of Support Services

Dani Kohler is Vice President of Support Services for Bitrode Corporation where she oversees all human resource functions (including compensation, benefits, performance management, training and development to guide the company in caring for the whole person), information technology (including ERP system), and marketing functions.

One of her early accomplishments at Bitrode was utilization of their Human Resource Information System (HRIS) to integrate all aspects of staffing, development, compensation, labor relations, and employee health and safety for the company.  As an advocate for all team members, she believes the better a person can contribute to their role in the organization, the better they can contribute to the success of customers.

Having worked in human resources at Essex Industries, Inc., Keystone Staffing and Target Corporation, Dani strength is delivering HR practices and policies that build the organization. She also used these skills as a Senior HR Consultant for Kohler Consulting, LLC.

A graduate of Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri, Dani earned a Master’s in Human Resource Management and Development as well as Bachelors’ degrees in Computer Science and Management. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Dani has 3 girls that keep her busy supporting all of their activities.  She enjoys spending any remaining time outdoors.


Kelly Springett, Director of Controlling and Finance

Kelly Springett is the Director of Controlling and Finance for Bitrode Corporation, overseeing all accounting and finance-related activities.  She is responsible for managing the operations of the accounting department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash flow management, budgeting and financial statement reporting.

Bringing with her 15+ years of experience in financial management, Kelly’s core responsibilities include managing Bitrode’s finances to drive continued profit and growth through proper budgeting and expenditure.

Kelly leads Bitrode’s team of finance and administrative professionals to assist employees in day-to-day customer and vendor management.  She is responsible for analyzing cashflow reports to understand company financial trends and to guide leadership.

She is motivated by the ability to add value to Bitrode’s success. She finds it very rewarding to collaborate with our team, develop and implement solutions, have an impact on decisions, empower others and contribute to the overall effort.  She is dedicated and committed to the Bitrode’s financial success.

Kelly Springett received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with an emphasis in Finance from Webster University. Kelly also received a Graduate Certificate in Big Data and Analytics from the Keller School of Management.

Her favorite pastime is spending time with her family and friends.  She enjoys going to concerts, reading and watching sports, both professional and those in which her children participate.


Bitrode Corporation is a leading manufacturer of battery testing equipment that focuses on improving lives and protecting the earth. For over 65 years, the company has supported some of the world’s most innovative people and organizations, enabling them to produce sustainable and renewable energy solutions.