SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA — Trojan Battery Company
, the world''s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, today announced the appointment of Jeff Elder to the position of president, according to a press release.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this world-class organization and to work with a dedicated team of employees who are committed to manufacturing and marketing industry leading products," said Jeff Elder, chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO) at Trojan Battery.
"As a family owned business, the position of president at Trojan has historically been served by a Godber family member. Jeff Elder will be the first president in Trojan''s 85-year history that has not been family member. This extremely important appointment demonstrates our confidence in Jeff''s leadership capabilities," said Rick Godber, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) at Trojan Battery.
"Jeff has demonstrated the ability to expand Trojan Battery into new market opportunities with market share gains in both renewable energy and trucking industries, as well as increased Trojan''s core business during challenging economic times," Godber added.