ZPower® Names Herb Weigel Chief Operating Officer

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Weigel will oversee daily operations as ZPower expands production for market growth.

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He understands our company and products better than anyone and has the passion, drive and experience necessary to help us grow to meet our goal of being the global leader in miniature rechargeable battery technology.

ZPower, the world’s only developer of rechargeable, silver-zinc microbatteries, is pleased to announce the promotion of Herb Weigel to Chief Operating Officer. Weigel, who has been with ZPower since 2005, will now oversee the daily operations of the company as it prepares for a second growth phase and increased production to meet market demand.

Prior to this appointment, Weigel served as ZPower’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering. In this capacity, he helped lead ZPower’s transition from a research and development firm into a fully operating manufacturing company with the ability to support multiple customers in the hearing aid, miniature consumer electronics, and medical device industries. Leading a stellar team of engineers, operations and production specialists, Weigel’s leadership has been instrumental in establishing protocols and oversight for the manufacture of high-volume, low mix button cell batteries, and low-volume, high-mix rechargeable systems for hearing aids.  

In his new role, he will expand his operational responsibilities, while also rounding out the newly restructured C-level executive leadership team, joining newly appointed Chief Commercial Officer Anson Martin, Chief Financial Officer Dennis Dugan and President and CEO Ross Dueber.

“We’re thrilled that Herb accepted the position as ZPower’s Chief Operating Officer,” said Dueber. “He understands our company and products better than anyone and has the passion, drive and experience necessary to help us grow to meet our goal of being the global leader in miniature rechargeable battery technology.”

ZPower silver-zinc rechargeable microbatteries provide the highest energy density for their size compared to other rechargeable options and are capable of hundreds of recharges throughout their lifetime without significant loss of energy. They are recyclable, non-toxic and non-flammable. Currently a rechargeable option built into hearing aids from nearly every major manufacturer in the world, ZPower batteries are also found in bone-conducting medical devices and noise-masking sleepbuds.

About ZPower, LLC: ZPower is a leader in the development of rechargeable, silver-zinc batteries for miniature battery applications. Its headquarters and manufacturing facility are in Camarillo, Calif. The company provides a total solution for hearing instrument manufacturers, including advanced silver-zinc battery technology and charger design support. The ZPower solution simplifies new product development and speeds time to market. For end users, ZPower batteries deliver unmatched performance, improve user experience and are better for the environment. ZPower is ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001:2008 certified, and its facility and devices are registered with the FDA. For more information, visit https://www.zpowerbattery.com.

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