EnerSys® has hired Scott Brooks as manager, Emerging Technologies, East Region. Brooks, of Cary, North Carolina, will manage the company’s Convert to ElectricSM (C2ESM) program for the eastern part of the US. The C2ESM program is the first and only dedicated effort to help companies using internal combustion lift trucks switch to electric fleets.
With the addition of Brooks, EnerSys now has three dedicated managers leading the C2ESM program. EnerSys also has more than 125 company-employed salespeople and a number of independent representatives focused on conversions in the North American market, reflecting the growth in demand for the C2ESM program since its launch in December 2013.
With a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island, Brooks’ knowledge of chemistry and physics transfers well to the C2ESM program. “I look at the customer’s needs from a scientific perspective,” says Brooks. “I analyze their specific operational needs and help configure the most efficient combination of batteries, chargers, watering and cooling systems, and fleet monitoring systems.”
“Brooks’ experience with customers in the grocery, cold storage, retail, manufacturing and 3PL industries will greatly benefit the owners of lift truck fleets,” says Mike Coyle, general manager, national accounts, EnerSys. “We’re excited to have him join the C2ESM program’s team.”
Prior to joining EnerSys®, Brooks spent 10 years in the material handling industry. He handled national account sales for the motive power division of a large battery manufacturer, as well as a leading global lift truck manufacturer. “Seeing the industry from both the battery and lift truck perspectives helps me create precisely tailored solutions for a customer’s needs – a perfect way to help fleets switch from liquid propane to electric powered lift trucks.”