Rick Bruno – Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Today, we welcome Rick Bruno to the Microporous team as our Vice President Sales & Marketing. Rick will report to John Reeves, and will begin work on May 1, 2022.
Rick comes to us with over 30 years of diverse experience in general management and business development within global, and multi-plant settings, including publicly traded corporations and private start-ups. He has successfully demonstrated a consistent record of profit improvements by driving top line growth. Rick has managed commercial teams (sales, marketing, and product development) across global regions, focusing efforts on new initiatives that have accelerated growth. For the past 8 years, Rick has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tuffaloy Products in Greer, South Carolina. Earlier in his career Rick worked in the non-wovens industry with both Hollingsworth & Vose and Fiberweb.
Rick holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Babson College and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, Washington DC.
Microporous implements significant price increases in all product categories and markets to offset substantially higher costs incurred for raw materials, energy and transportation.
The coronavirus pandemic has significantly disrupted the supply and demand of raw materials for the production of durable goods. While multiple suppliers had to scale down production and inventories due to the pandemic, demand for the end products increased. Since mid-2021, Microporous has been negatively impacted by an unprecedented, continuous and dramatic inflation in raw materials, transportation, and energy is putting at risk the sustainability of its polyethylene separator manufacturing. Decreases in these historically high costs for raw materials, energy, and distribution are unlikely in the near future.
Microporous is committed to protect and keep high quality and service while preserving long-standing relationships, ensuring reliable product supply, and continuing to make vital investments in innovation and continuous improvement.
Regional sales account managers remain available to provide additional details about the implementation of these price increases.
About Microporous LLC
Microporous is a leading international supplier of lead acid battery separators. Over our 80+ year history, Microporous has firmly established a reputation for quality and service. With our excellent logistics and technical service teams, we offer the broadest line of high-performance battery separators to a global customer base.