Beering named as Trojan Battery COO
IE alumnus John F. Beering (MSM '97, BSIE '92) was recently named Chief Operating Officer for the Trojan Battery Company, LLC of Santa Fe Springs, CA.
Trojan Battery appointed Beering as the company’s chief operating officer, a new role that reflects Trojan Battery’s rapid growth and global expansion. As a member of the executive management team, he brings more than 20 years of experience and expertise in leading, implementing and improving business operations across a wide variety of businesses.
Beering is responsible for all operations of the company including manufacturing, environmental health and safety, quality, engineering, supply chain, sales and marketing. His appointment is the latest in recent executive management additions to Trojan Battery’s senior leadership team to help support and implement the company’s wide-ranging product development and global sales strategies.
"John’s breadth of engineering, operations, sales, marketing and business management experience will be instrumental to Trojan Battery as we enter the next phase of our corporate growth," said Jeff Elder, president and chief executive officer of Trojan Battery. “"Trojan is committed to delivering unmatched deep-cycle battery technology, along with world class customer service and support, and John’s proven track record make him the ideal candidate to lead our key growth initiatives."
Most recently, Beering was senior vice president and general manager for the Commercial Powertrain Business with Eaton, where he was responsible for commercial and product development programs, as well as all strategic initiatives globally. Prior to that, he held other general management and marketing roles with Eaton. He also has served in multiple sales and marketing positions at Pratt & Whitney, and in engineering and product management roles with Carrier Corporation. He is also a member of the Purdue IE Advisory Council.
Trojan Battery is the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries and a battery technology pioneer, having built the first golf car battery in 1952.