Microporous, LLC announces retirement of David Mihara

David Mihara shown with Microporous R&D associates Sachin Kumar, Divya Tiwari, David Mihara, Timothy Campbell, and Jamie Miller


Microporous, LLC announces retirement of David Mihara


David Mihara, Vice President of Technology has made the decision to retire after over 35 years of experience in the battery and battery separator industries. His last day with Microporous will be November 30, 2022.

“We announce David’s decision with mixed emotions,” said John Reeves, President & CEO of Microporous. “David has had a positive and lasting impact on not only our Technology and R&D teams, but the company overall. His expertise, insights and leadership have helped Microporous make significant advances in the lead acid battery industry.”

“It has been a rewarding experience to work with the great people on the Microporous team,” said Mihara. “I am proud of the products and support Microporous can now provide its customers around the world, but now it’s time for me to focus on my wife, our friends, and travel.”

“On behalf of everyone at Microporous, we wish David the best in his future endeavors,” addedReeves. “While we look for David successor, we appreciate his work building a foundation for the significant developments we will be sharing during 2023.”

Please join me in welcoming Rick Bruno to the Microporous team!

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.

50 Year Anniversary

Piney Flats, TN. October 18, 2021- Microporous team celebrated our 50th year of operation in Northeast Tennessee. The Piney Flats facility began operation in 1971, and the products manufactured at that time were bowling balls, Ace-Sil separators, and battery cases. Several retirees were able to join us and shared many colorful stories from the past. A wonderful time was had by all!!