John Beering Moves to Trojan from Eaton

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SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA — John Beering has been appointed chief operating officer at Trojan Battery Co. It’s a new role that’s said to reflect the company’s rapid growth and global expansion. As a member of the executive management team, Beering brings more than 20 years of experience and expertise in leading operations across a wide variety of businesses.

John Beering, now COO at Trojan BatteryMost recently, he 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 has also served in multiple sales and marketing positions at Pratt & Whitney and in engineering and product management roles with Carrier Corp.

Beering earned a Master of Science degree in management, marketing and finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from PurdueUniversity.

Reporting to Jeff Elder, Trojan’s president and chief executive officer, Beering is responsible for all operations of the company including manufacturing, environmental health and safety, quality, engineering, supply chain, sales, and marketing.

Beering’s appointment is the latest in recent additions to Trojan’s senior leadership team. The company appointed Michael Everett senior vice president of engineering and Robert Gibson vice president of quality in February. They report to Beering.

“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,” Elder said. “John’s proven track record make him the ideal candidate to lead our key growth initiatives.”

Trojan is a major manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries and it’s a battery technology pioneer, having built the first golf-cart battery in 1952. Founded in 1925, the company is ISO 9001:2008 certified with operations in California and Georgia, with several research and development centers in North America, as well as one in Sligo, Ireland. 

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Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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