East Penn pro­motes ex­ec­u­tive into ex­panded role

East Penn Man­u­fac­tur­ing Co. pro­motes Chris Pruitt to chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, pres­i­dent

Northern Berks Patriot Item - - LOCAL NEWS - From East Penn Man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pany

East Penn Man­u­fac­tur­ing Co. has pro­moted Chris Pruitt to the po­si­tion of Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer and Pres­i­dent ef­fec­tive Jan. 1. Pruitt has been with the com­pany since May of 1994. He joined East Penn as the Con­troller and has held nu­mer­ous fi­nan­cial po­si­tions in­clud­ing Chief Fi­nan­cial Of­fi­cer in 1999 and Pres­i­dent in 2014. He has played an in­stru­men­tal role within the com­pany over the past 23 years work­ing closely with the Brei­degam fam­ily and se­nior man­agers in suc­cess­fully over­see­ing many crit­i­cal ar­eas of the busi­ness.

With this tran­si­tion, for­mer CEO, Dan Lang­don, an­nounced his re­tire­ment after 32 years of ser­vice, and will now tran­si­tion to a role on the Board of Di­rec­tors. Since as­sum­ing the role of CEO in 2014 and Pres­i­dent in 1994, Lang­don has worked in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Brei­degam fam­ily and an ac­com­plished lead­er­ship team to help the com­pany achieve sig­nif­i­cant growth that has earned him the high­est level of re­spect among his fel­low co-work­ers and other in­dus­try lead­ers.

“We can­not thank Dan Lang­don enough for the tire­less ser­vice and lead­er­ship that he has brought to this com­pany,” said Dan Brei­degam, Chair­man. “My fam­ily and I are pleased to con­tinue to work with Chris to help move this com­pany for­ward. He has been a pil­lar in our com­pany, as well as the com­mu­nity, and he will con­tinue to up­hold my fam­ily’s vi­sion and val­ues.”

“We would all like to con­grat­u­late Dan Lang­don on his re­tire­ment and sin­cerely thank him for his lead­er­ship,” said Bob Flicker, COO. “As we move into the New Year, we will con­tinue to build the com­pany and carry on the legacy of those who came be­fore us. I will con­tinue to work with Chris Pruitt, Dan Brei­degam, and our lead­er­ship team over the next few years to pre­pare our com­pany for the next gen­er­a­tion.”

East Penn is a leading man­u­fac­turer of high qual­ity lead-acid bat­ter­ies and ac­ces­sories for the au­to­mo­tive, com­mer­cial, marine, mo­tive power, UPS, and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion mar­kets. The com­pany’s qual­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tal sys­tems for its en­tire 520-acre com­plex have been cer­ti­fied to ISO 9001:2008, ISO/ TS 16949:2009, and ISO 14001:2015 re­quire­ments. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the com­pany web­site at www.dek­a­bat­ter­ies.com.

Chris Pruitt

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