LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

Microporous is led by a management team with decades of industry experience dedicated to driving sustainable growth with a culture focused on innovation, efficiency, and quality.

President and CEO, Jean-Luc Koch, from Microporous battery separators
Jean-Luc Koch
President + CEO

Jean-Luc Koch, president and CEO of Microporous, took the helm in 2013. He held previous positions as Director of Sales, Corporate Project Director, and VP of global Operations, Procurement and Engineering, which gave him critical insight into all aspects of operations within the battery separator industry.

Jean-Luc’s a strong believer in leading by example and tries to motivate every department and team member to bring new ideas for improvement and growth. His engagement has been integral in the consistent and record-breaking growth that Microporous has enjoyed in his years as CEO. He recognizes his key asset in developing a successful plan for the future of Microporous is building the greatest team he can and then focusing on developing those team members into global leaders in the industry.

Under Jean-Luc’s leadership, Microporous has seen extensive team growth, adding new positions to help direct the management and quality of all product operations—as well as an all-new research and development department that will continue to secure and enhance Microporous’s position as a leader in its markets.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Technology of Nancy – France and a master’s degree in international sales of industrial products and services from the Business School of Mulhouse-France.

ED FEASTER
CFO

Ed Feaster has led Microporous in the position of CFO since January 2015. His work has been critical to the success and positive growth of the company. Ed has over 22 years of experience in CFO roles with significant M&A, business development, and international general management accountability.

Ed is a licensed CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University.

CFO, Ed Feaster, from Microporous battery separators
robert sawyer
ROBERT SAWYER
VP OPERATIONS

Robert Sawyer is one of the newest members of the Microporous executive team. He took the position as Global VP of Operations in October of 2017. However, he has years of experience as an operations and business development professional. He has worked at manufacturing companies all around the globe, and has a great understanding of the world marketplace and production processes.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

ROGER CALLOWAY
SITE MANAGER, PINEY FLATS

Roger Calloway has worked as the Site Manager at the Piney Flats, TN facility for over 3 years. Prior to that, he was the North American Operations Manager for the competition for nearly 14 years. His keen insights into efficient facility management have been integral in Microporous’ success.

Roger holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration from Indiana University at Bloomington.

Site Manager at the Piney Flats facility, Roger Calloway, from Microporous battery separators
Hans Schabauer
HANS SCHABAUER
SITE MANAGER, FEISTRITZ

Johann Schabauer is with Microporous since April 2017. He has worked in the automotive industry for almost ten years in s product development with experience in testing, program management and management. His latest occupation was as Director of Engineering for Fuel Systems..

Johann holds a Master of Chemistry (MChem) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Photochemistry from Swansea University, Wales.

ANTONIO ABRIOLA
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

Antonio Abriola has served Microporous as Director of Engineering since early 2014. He leads all Engineering functions and contributes to the continual growth plan of the company with his multidisciplinary educational background and his 25+ years of widespread experience into the Battery Separators Industry. Prior to working for Microporous, Antonio Abriola directed his own firm Millenium Engineering Services, provided Consulting for 6 years and served Daramic and PIL in different engineering/manufacturing roles for 17 years.

Antonio speaks 4 languages and holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Automation from ITIS and UNINA IT University in Italy.

Director of Engineering, Antonio Abriola, from Microporous battery separators
Product Development Manager, Jeff Chambers, from Microporous battery separators
JEFF CHAMBERS
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Jeff Chambers became a member of the Microporous team as Product Development Manager in 2016. Prior to his work with Microporous, he was Managing Director at United Membrane Technology Group LLC for over 3 years. He was also New Product Development Manager at Polypore International for over 12 years.

Jeff Chambers holds a Bachelor of Sciences (BS) degree in Chemistry from University of Pittsburgh.

President and CEO, Jean-Luc Koch, from Microporous battery separators
CLAUDIA LORENZINI
DIRECTOR OF SALES EMEA
President and CEO, Jean-Luc Koch, from Microporous battery separators
ARNIE GILLERT
2016 WAFFLE EATING CHAMPION (BANTAM WEIGHT)

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