Batten New Twin Disc President
Twin Disc, Inc. announced that John H. Batten, 42, has been elected as president – chief operating officer of the Racine, Wis. manufacturer effective July 1, 2008. Batten has held the position of executive vice president since 2004, responsible for European operations and global marine strategy and product development. Batten previously served as vice president, general manager marine and propulsion, commercial manager – marine propulsion, and applications engineer since joining the company in 1996. Batten was elected a director of the company in 2002.
In his new position, Batten will be responsible for all manufacturing operations, as well as, marketing, engineering, human resources, and global distribution. This position fills the void that occurred in July, 2006 when Michael Joyce then president – chief operating officer retired. John Batten will report to Michael Batten, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. Christopher J. Eperjesy, vice president – finance and chief financial officer will continue to report to Michael Batten.