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Bitrode featured in prestigious British tribute to leadership and innovation

Bitrode Corporation’s long history of innovation in the battery industry is being recognized in Great Britain this month. The St. Louis company has been featured in the official History of Parliament Trust 300 Years of Leadership and Innovation commemorative book series being released at Westminster Abbey on September 22, 2021.

“Batteries are a key element in the world’s transition from carbon-based power to a new electrified economy,” said Cyril Narishkin, CEO and President of Bitrode Corporation. “We applaud the British leadership in industry and were honored to be one of the select companies profiled in the commemorative album.”

The United Kingdom is a very important market for Bitrode. The company’s European offices are headquartered in Cheltenham, UK and they have seen first-hand the value of their work in the forefront of battery development and production worldwide.

Celebrating the best of British leadership, 300 Years of Leadership and Innovation features expertly written articles on those who have shaped British society, past and present; from Walpole to Cromwell, Churchill to Blair, The Queen and Prince Charles to captains of industry.

Produced in partnership with leading publisher St James’s House and written by an editorial team of distinguished academics and award-winning authors, the publication is being launched to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the appointment of Britain’s first prime minister, Robert Walpole, in 1721, and in the year of Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday.

“We were delighted to be invited to participate with St. James House in this special tribute,” said Narishkin. “For over 60 years Bitrode has supported the development of innovative technology based on battery power and we applaud Prince Charles’ sustainable market initiative.”

Axe Throwing Event – Brings energy to team

For something completely different, the Care Team hosted an Axe Throwing competition. It was a fun (and surprisingly safe) team building event.

We broke up the day and got to learn new skills and fun facts about each other. Thanks to everyone who participated. Who would have thought throwing an axe at a bullseye on a wooden board could have been so fun.

James Stevens Promoted to Mechanical Engineering Manager

James Stevens, who has worked for more than 17 years in Bitrode’s engineering department, has been promoted to Manager of Mechanical Engineering to oversee the mechanical design used in the creation of high-powered electrical battery testing equipment.

“Having worked together for many years, I have a lot of respect for Jim’s track record of success at Bitrode,” said Elaine Raterman,” Vice President of Engineering. “He has a great work ethic and has a deep understanding of our customers and the product solutions they require.”

As a Mechanical Designer, Jim combined strong technical and project management skills to provide engineered solutions while consistently meeting aggressive time schedules. Beyond that, he has demonstrated strong mentorship skills, passing down the best of Bitrode’s 60-year history to an innovative new generation of engineers.

A native of Scotland, Jim is a family man. He and his wife have 2 children. He enjoys animals and the outdoors and has earned a third degree kyu brown belt from the American Shotokan Karate Alliance.

Rahul Gauba Engineering Manager

Bitrode Corporation is pleased to announce Rahul Gauba has stepped into the role of Engineering Manager for the corporation’s software and firmware development to make the company stronger, more predictable and more responsive to customer needs.

“With the anticipated growth in global energy storage markets, we are very happy to have Rahul here to help develop quality testing equipment to make manufacturers and users of sustainable energy storage more productive,” said Cyril Narishkin, CEO and President of Bitrode Corporation.

Rahul uses over 20 years of design and development experience to lead the engineering team in the development of cost-effective software and firmware.

“With the increasing global popularity of electric vehicles, the battery market is expecting significant, sustainable growth for years to come,” said Narishkin. “Rahul is the ideal person to lead the company’s ongoing migration to newer tools and processes.”

National Battery Day – Powering our way of life

Lead batteries power our way of life. Without battery technology, modern life comes to a halt. Lead batteries are used across the world in a wide range of industries and applications, from transportation to communication networks.

The lead battery industry works to stop climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions on multiple fronts. Lead batteries support key applications and technologies in next-gen transportation, renewable energy, smart cities and connectivity. The Battery Council International has lots of great resources to promote the value of the lead battery industry. See check them out at https://essentialenergyeveryday.com/resources/.

Durable Battery Testing Equipment Since 1957

As we begin 2021, Bitrode Corporation would like to say a special thank you to our long-term customers. Our company first started making testing equipment for a battery manufacturer in St. Louis, Missouri in 1957.

Since then, Bitrode has continued to focus on to serving the needs of the power storage industry. We offer an extensive line of battery formation and laboratory test equipment, related software, battery simulation, and manufacturing automation tools for all battery applications and chemistries.

Battery manufacturers and developers around the globe have relied on Bitrode Corporation for innovative energy storage solutions for over 60 years. We thank you for your trust and your business. Your need for durable equipment continues to be a priority.

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