EAGLEPICHER ENTERS INDIAN MARKETPLACE WITH COMMERCIAL BATTERIES
Teams with Industry Leader SAR
NEW DELHI, India, February 24, 2004 – EaglePicher Incorporated (Phoenix, Ariz.) and SAR Silicon Systems Pvt. Ltd. (New Delhi, India) are working together to bring the latest in battery technology to India, the country with one of the world’s fastest growing economies. With decades of experience in building power solutions for defense and space applications, EaglePicher is providing technological know-how to SAR, the number-one provider of inverters in India.
EAGLEPICHER COMMERCIAL POWER SOLUTIONS PROVIDES QUICK, EFFICIENT SUPPORT THROUGH NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER
Phoenix, Ariz., February 14, 2004 ⎯ EaglePicher Commercial Power Solutions (CPS) today announced the launch of a customer service center for its power products in Phoenix, Arizona. This new Customer Solutions Center (CSC) will take and manage orders, handle questions about products and fulfill requests for product literature. “We are excited about our new center because it gives customers a single point of contact for information regarding our full range of products,” said Victor Grizzle, president, EaglePicher Commercial Power Solutions. “The center will make it easier for customers to evaluate our broad portfolio of products and services and choose the right combination of solutions for their applications.”
EAGLEPICHER HELPS POWER MARS MISSION
JOPLIN, Missouri, February 12, 2004 – Products from EaglePicher Technologies, LLC played an integral role in powering NASA’s Mars mission. The Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity used EaglePicher Technologies (EPT) thermal batteries to successfully assist in the critical entry, descent and landing sequences on Mars. Each Rover had two thermal batteries manufactured at EPT’s Joplin, Missouri facility, located on the back shell to provide high-current bursts for firing several pyros (firing mechanisms). These pyros enabled parachute deployment, heat shield release, TIRS (Transfer Impulse Reaction System) and RAD (Rocket Assisted Descent) rocket firing. The batteries made the long trip to Mars in an inactive state. Upon entering the Mars atmosphere, a high-current pulse activated the batteries by generating a high temperature that melted electrolyte pellets and thus provided ionic contact between electrodes within the battery.
EAGLEPICHER RECEIVES ISO 9001:2000 RE-CERTIFICATION
JOPLIN, Missouri, February 6, 2004—The Defense and Space Power Division of EaglePicher Technologies, LLC announced today it has received ISO 9001:2000 certification. Issued December 5, 2003, Certificate of Registration No. 98-1124b is applicable to the design and manufacturing of batteries for commercial, military and space applications. Sites certified include Ordnance Systems, Defense Systems, Product Development, Energetic Devices, Commercial Power Solutions, and Space Power business units located in Joplin, MO.
EAGLEPICHER COMMERCIAL POWER SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES VERSATILE NEW WEB SITE
Simplifies Search for Application-Specific Power Solutions
PHOENIX, January 21, 2004 – The Commercial Power Solutions division of EaglePicher Technologies, LLC has launched a Web site designed to make it easier to evaluate its power solutions such as primary batteries, secondary batteries and advanced battery chargers. The site includes product line overviews, a full range of industry applications, a comprehensive product model search tool, extensive product specifications, product news, and customer support information and contacts. Visitors who access www.epcompower.com will find a powerful search tool that allows them to select and view EaglePicher’s products by industry application, chemistry, voltage, capacity, size and other criteria key to evaluating and specifying products. “Our goal is to make it as simple as possible for visitors to learn about our products and services and determine which ones are most suitable for their applications,” said Kevin Quinn, vice president and general manager of EaglePicher Commercial Power Solutions. “This intuitive site offers a wealth of product information and provides easy access to EaglePicher’s customer service personnel.” Visitors also can use the site to find out more about becoming a distributor for EaglePicher or to submit resumes for job openings.
EAGLEPICHER POWER TO OPEN NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA
JOPLIN, Missouri, May 21, 2003—EaglePicher Technologies, LLC has announced that it has selected and will begin developing a supplemental production facility in Phoenix, Arizona for its Power Defense business. The new facility, which will be automated, will make thermal batteries to enable continued growth of the business. Louis “Lou” Lupo, vice president and general manager of the EaglePicher Power Division, said, “Automation is a significant advancement in our manufacturing process and positions EaglePicher very strongly for the future. It will give us the ability to provide our customers improved quality, flexible production and greater value.”
IDEKER, BENNETT ASSUME DIRECTOR POSTS AT EAGLEPICHER TECHNOLOGIES POWER DIVISION
JOPLIN, Missouri, May 5, 2003 — EaglePicher Technologies, LLC announces two leadership appointments in its Power Division, Darrell L. Ideker, as director of the Space business and John Bennett as director of the Defense business. Both men will report to Louis “”Lou” Lupo, vice president / general manager of Power, who said, “Darrell and John bring strong strategic growth skills to the business along with a proven record of delivering on customer requirements.”