Former Escape Hybrid Chief Engineer the New CEO at Johnson Controls-Saft Battery Venture
1 March 2007
Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions has appointed Mary Ann Wright as its Chief Executive Officer. Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions (JCS) is the joint venture between Johnson Controls, Inc. and France-based Saft Groupe SA, which is the exclusive entity by which the companies participate in the hybrid battery market.
Wright, the former Chief Engineer for the Ford Escape Hybrid, will be responsible for accelerating the growth and executing the launch of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle battery programs with emphasis on state of the art technology, manufacturing and electronics integration.
In addition to leading JCS, Ms. Wright will also assume the role of Vice President and General Manager, Hybrid Systems for Johnson Controls, Inc.
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