Ray Kubis has been in the battery business for 35 years. He started with General Battery in 1980 in Reading, USA, and later joined Johnson Controls in Milwaukee in 1991. Ray moved to Europe in 1996 working mostly with Hawker Battery, which was acquired by EnerSys in 2002, and continued as EnerSys' President for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He returned to the USA in 2013 to join the Board of EcoBat Technologies. Ray now serves as the Chairman of Gridtential Energy ― a Silicon Valley startup with a breakthrough approach to bipolar advanced lead batteries.