from April 2011 ABT

photo report

28th Florida Battery Seminar

Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA

March 2011

Now is the time for all good men to go to a wine and cheese party, says the technical editor of ABT and FCT magazines. Or at most give a lecture to interested attendees of this granddaddy of battery seminars. Held every mid-March in Florida since 1983, its venue has been Fort Lauderdale’s Broward County Convention Center since 1995.


Arbin’s new booth celebrating 20 years of success attracts a customer to V.P. Antony Parulian (center) and salesman Stephen Parker.


Scientific Climate Systems’ President Ben Bell and sales engineer Chris Bogart field questions from Cobasy’s Dan Schneider.


AMETEK’s Michael Campbell and Bill Wieand from Lancaster, PA, pose for ABT’s photographer who also hails from Pennsylvania.


Pred Materials, which does business on 42nd Street in New York City, is managed by Helga Grill and headed by Steve Pred.


Gone Green and Seamless too is Hudson Technologies of Ormond Beach, Florida, led by John Marfiak, director of sales.


A new battery test chambers company, CSZ (Cincinnati Sub-Zero), is headed by V.P. Bob Nelson (left) and Jeff Sterling.


Greeting the new head of Bitrode, Bob Galyen (right), are Jerome Wiedmann of Manz Automation and Bitrode’s star Laura Schacht.


Grand old man of the battery business, Ralph Brodd of Hendersen, NV, kicked off Wednesday’s talk on “Li Ion Manufacturing Costs.”


All to himself this year in PEC’s “bad boy” booth is Raf Goosens who, based in Boca Raton, is one of the closest exhibitors.


Making sure Arcotronics has a dual presence are John Dispennette (left) from North Carolina and Fabrizio Nanni from the Italian office.


Long-time exhibit hall man for Connecticut-based Dexmet is the forever smiling Steve Tucker, ready to solve customer needs.


Brightly noticed Tollcoating, a division of Oregon-based Carestream, gets a double whammy with Robert Wildman’s shirt.


Former president of Firing Circuits, John Mills, now retired to Florida, helps the New England company by running its annual booth.


Sporting new blue company shirts are Paul Peterson (left), technical service manager, and Charlie Odom, director of sales.


A name change has occurred for Emerson/AmTech: it’s Branson Ultrasonics with Alain Schwarz, Mike Durnin and Joe Stacy.