Kevin Whear is Vice President Technology for Daramic LLC. He graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa. He joined Daramic approximately 31 years ago and has worked in many roles that involve the manufacture, quality and technology of batteries. Kevin is now guiding and directing customer technical support and new product development efforts world-wide. This has afforded him the opportunity to present at many venues including previous Asian Battery Conferences, European Lead–Acid Battery Conferences, and BCI conventions.