Batten To Succeed Batten
Twin Disc, Inc. has announced that the board of directors has elected John H. Batten, 47, to the position of president – chief executive officer of the company effective November 1, 2013. Michael E. Batten, 73, will retire effective December 31, 2013 continuing as non-executive chairman of the board of directors.
John Batten joined Twin Disc in 1996 as an application engineer and in 1998 was named commercial manager – marine propulsion. He was elected vice president – general manager marine & propulsion in 2001 and a director of Twin Disc in 2002. He became executive vice president – European manufacturing & marine and propulsion marketing in 2004. In 2008 he was promoted to the position of president – chief operating officer.