Since joining Hammond Group, Inc. in 2016 Gordon Beckley has become the driving force behind Hammond’s research and development efforts, leveraging 35 years of battery industry expertise to drive innovation through our state-of-the-art lead-acid battery research laboratory, E=(LAB)².
Mr. Beckley’s distinguished career in the battery industry includes work for Trojan Battery Company, Exide Technologies, and GNB Technologies.
At Trojan he developed and launched several new products including the HydroLink™ watering system, AC Series flood machine batteries, Trojan’s deep-cycle Gel line, the OverDrive™ AGM 31, the Plus Series golf batteries, and a line of renewable energy deep-cycle batteries with smart carbon technology. He has also served as director of engineering and strategic planning at GS Battery Incorporated (Japan Storage Battery Company subsidiary) where he was responsible for providing technical sales support on valve-regulated and traditional lead-acid batteries.
In addition, Mr. Beckley held the position of Vice President of Engineering at Exide Technologies, a variety of management positions at GNB Technologies including Group General Manager of GNB New Zealand and General Manager of GNB Australia Industrial business, product engineering manager at Gates Energy Products and design specialist at General Dynamics Pomona Division.
Passionate about advancing lead-acid battery technology, Mr. Beckley has worked closely with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, served as chairman of the Deep Cycle and Electric Vehicle Battery Committee for Battery Council International (BCI), opened a materials research center in Ireland, and was granted five patents on novel lead-acid battery advancements. Mr. Beckley received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and has attended executive management programs at the Melbourne Business School in Melbourne, Australia.
Mr. Beckley continues to serve as a member of BCI’s Deep Cycle and Electric Vehicle Battery and Technical Battery committees.