Hoppecke Industrial Batteries – the leading specialist in industrial battery systems – has appointed Michael McAthey as its new Finance Director.

Michael joins Hoppecke from International Procurement & Logistics where he was Operations Accountant and senior line manager with responsibility for direct labour, overheads, packaging and raw materials.

Before that he was Cargo Financial Operational Controller at Rapiscan Systems UK, the most senior finance position onsite reporting directly to the Group Financial Director and the Group CFO in the USA. Michael has also held top financial positions at such companies as Adams Foods (Irish Dairy Board), Indesit UK, SBP, Mahle Industrial Filtration UK and James M Brown.

Michael is the latest addition to Hoppecke’s management team which has been strengthened in recent years with the appointment of five senior managers as well as additions to the company’s nationwide team of service engineers delivering after-sales service to users of its advanced battery systems. The company has also recently appointed two regional service managers and two account managers to support customers with their battery and energy storage needs.

Michael says of his new post: “Hoppecke has an excellent reputation as a forward-thinking company and I am delighted to be joining a team that is committed to making the business as successful as possible and who believes in providing the best level of customer service in the key sector of energy management.”