Greatbatch, Inc (NYSE:GB), today announced it has promoted Susan M. Bratton to the position of president of its subsidiary Electrochem Solutions, Inc. Mrs. Bratton previously held the position of senior vice president at Electrochem and will maintain responsibilities for driving Electrochem’s existing product portfolio and bringing new technologies to market. “Susan has been a valued member of the Greatbatch team for more than three decades,” said Thomas J. Hook, Greatbatch president and chief executive officer. “Susan has demonstrated a track record of success and has built a solid foundation to execute our strategic growth objectives and focus on new market opportunities. The board and I congratulate her on this well-deserved appointment.” Mrs. Bratton has served in a number of leadership positions since joining Greatbatch in 1976, including vice president of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs and director of Procurement. She was named vice president of Electrochem in 2004 and promoted to senior vice president in 2007 as the business grew. Bratton currently serves on the Alumni Advisory Board for the Rochester Institute of Technology Executive MBA Program and on the Board of Directors for Insyte Consulting. “While I’ve been fortunate to lead Electrochem through considerable organic and acquisition-driven growth, our success is linked to the passion and teamwork demonstrated daily by all of our dedicated associates within our organization,” said Mrs. Bratton. “Electrochem will continue to innovate new technologies to provide further value for our customers, gain higher market share and provide a greater return for our shareholders.” Electrochem, founded in 1979, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of customized total power solutions. A subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc., Electrochem was born from the lithium battery invented for the implantable pacemaker by founder, Wilson Greatbatch. Today, Electrochem is known for providing safe and reliable products which are used across a range of critical applications in the portable medical, energy, military and environmental markets.
About Greatbatch, Inc.Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE: GB) provides top-quality technologies to industries that depend on reliable, long-lasting performance through its brands Greatbatch Medical, Electrochem and QiG Group. Greatbatch Medical develops and manufactures critical medical device technologies for the cardiac, neurology, vascular and orthopaedic markets. Electrochem designs and manufactures custom battery technologies for high end niche applications in the portable medical, energy, military and other markets. The QiG Group empowers the design and development of new medical devices for the company’s core markets. Additional information about Greatbatch is available at www.greatbatch.com.