Hammond Group Announces Addition of Key Sales Positions in Asia and North America

Hammond Group, a global leader in innovative battery chemistry solutions, today announced that Anir Chakraborty has been named Director of Sales for APAC, and Ashley Tobin has been chosen as North American Sales Manager. Both professionals fill key positions to strengthen the company’s global growth and customer support strategy.

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Anir Chakraborty

Chakraborty brings a wealth of experience from his previous role as the Director of Business Development at Black Diamond Structures. While there, he worked with multiple lead battery manufacturers to conduct over 100 full-scale production trials across 10 countries, successfully commercializing advanced battery additives for various electromobility and energy storage applications. During Chakraborty’s previous position as Head of Business Development – EV Traction & Industrial Battery Energy Storage at Exide Industries, he played a pivotal role in the business development of low and high-voltage batteries for electromobility, e-bikes, EVs, and various industrial applications.

“Hammond is honored to be bringing on two talented industry professionals. Anir comes to us with over 20 years in the lead battery industry throughout Asia and, he will continue to expand our presence in the Asia-Pacific region and deliver innovative battery solutions to our customers,” said Brad Bisaillon, Vice President of Sales & Quality Assurance. “Ashley brings established relationships with Hammond’s key customers in North America, enabling her to build upon Hammond’s strong partnerships. In addition to supporting our growth in the region, she will continue to drive the upcoming launches of our new performance additive innovations.”

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Ashley Tobin

Tobin joins Hammond with a strong background in technical sales and a dedication to customer satisfaction. At Trojan Battery Company, she was OEM Sales Manager, successfully managing relationships with 30 OEM customers in North America. During her tenure at Flow-Rite Controls, Tobin was Regional/OEM Sales Manager, growing partnerships with lead battery manufacturers throughout a large territory spanning multiple states and Canada. She was critical in launching contract manufacturing of plastic components for Flow-Rite’s motive power business segment. Tobin’s expertise in consultative selling and her ability to develop trust among customers were key factors in her success there.

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