Mr. Kepros brings over 40 years of experience in research and development of electrochemical energy storage systems. Battery expertise covers non-rechargeable (i.e., primary) aqueous systems including carbon-zinc, alkaline-manganese, zinc-air, zinc-oxygen, and magnesium-manganese dioxide. In addition expertise covers rechargeable lead-acid batteries including both flooded and valve-regulated lead-acid cell designs. Further, work on other rechargeable battery technologies includes nickel-cadmium, nickel-zinc, nickel-hydrogen, zinc-bromine, zinc-chlorine, and molten salt lithium-iron disulfide cells. Major contributions have included new products, product and process improvements, methods development, and personnel training and development. Key contributions have also been provided to customers, sales, marketing, legal, quality assurance, quality control, and manufacturing plant operations.
Work history includes management positions, principal scientist, and many research and engineering positions across Gould Inc., RAYOVAC, The Gates Corporation, Gates Energy Products, GNB Technologies, Exide, and PowerGenix Systems Inc.. Responsibilities have included technical oversight of research and engineering staff and their projects (including guidance and training), liaison with national laboratories and overseas research institutes, and strategic impact assessments of battery energy technologies for forward business planning.
Holds memberships in The Electrochemical Society, International Society of Electrochemistry, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.