About Us

About the Company

We believe the “take, make, toss” (the linear economic model) is not going to carry all of us into a thriving or sustainable future. We collect and recycle or upcycle batteries and repurpose the secondary commodities for reuse in steel manufacturing, agriculture, and new battery manufacturing, among other applications. We are constantly researching new uses in order to cut down on the mining of virgin elements and continue, “circling” materials found in batteries.

The circular economy or a “take, make, reuse” model will help to sustain our growing population. At Battery Solutions, we believe that the continued pursuit of economic prosperity and quality of life for a growing global population can only be achieved through sustainable and mindful use of natural resources. Batteries are already an important part of our everyday lives and are being used in new applications and in growing numbers as consumers of technology expect higher performance and greater flexibility. As a clean technology company we understand that this will increase the use of valuable and rare materials and create the potential that some of the chemicals used, if handled improperly, can do harm to the environment. This is a problem that we can help to solve.

Our unique approach to collecting, sorting, and processing end-of-life batteries means every single battery is treated based on its optimal next destination. We sort and grade batteries, which was about 40 million pounds in 2015, for reuse, repurposing or recycling seeking the best economical outcome while maintaining complete transparency and regulatory compliance.

At Battery Solutions our team continuously invests in new innovative practices and technologies allowing us to stay at the forefront of the rapidly transforming energy storage industry to offer environmentally and economically sustainable solutions.

Executive Leadership

Thomas Bjarnemark

CEO

Thomas joined Battery Solutions in 2014. He brings a unique skill set for achieving strategic growth and business innovation along with relevant industry experience. He has served in senior executive roles at Emerson, Ericsson, and NorthStar Battery. At Emerson, he served as president for Emerson Energy Systems, Inc. and president at Emerson Energy Systems, Mexico, as well as, executive vice president for Emerson Network Power.

Shane Thompson

VP, Corporate Development

Shane joined Battery Solutions in 2015 and brings with him more than 16 years of experience in environmental and batteries and metals recycling industries. Shane is responsible for business development and co-directing the sales team. Prior to joining Battery Solutions, he was a cofounder of RediMet, a materials management company. This is followed by several successful years in the battery recycling industry.

Melissa Schaap

Director, Marketing Communications

Melissa joined Battery Solutions in 2014 and brings with her more than 8 years of experience in branding and public relations for various industries. She is responsible for marketing products and services. Prior to joining Battery Solutions, she managed all marketing activities for a software company and worked at a public relations agency.

Brian Gallentine

VP, Operations

Brian joined Battery Solutions in 2014 and brings with him more than 15 years of experience in logistics and operations. He oversees logistics, procurement, environmental health and safety (EHS) and Michigan and Arizona warehouse operations. Prior to joining Battery Solutions, Brian managed logistics and quality accreditations in freight and steel industries.

Johnel Sova

VP, Information Services and Business Processes

Johnel joined Battery Solutions in 2006 and brings with him more than 29 years of software development experience. He developed and maintains Battery Solutions’ proprietary software system. Prior to joining Battery Solutions, he held software developer and professional services role for Baxter Healthcare, Nielsen and OpenText.

Kim Wireman

Director, Sales Operations

Kim joined Battery Solutions in 2007 and brings with her more than 20 years of management. Kim is responsible for co-directing the sales team. Prior to joining Battery Solutions, she was a financial manager at DBI Office Interiors.

Dan McSweeney

VP, Finance

Dan joined Battery Solutions in 2015 and brings with him more than 11 years of experience in financial controlling. He is responsible for analyzing financial and operation performance. Prior to joining Battery Solutions, he held finance positions with large corporations such as Infineon Technologies and Robert Bosch Corporation.

Doug Smith

Director, Commercial Sales Support

Doug joined Battery Solutions in 2000 and brings with him more than 20 years of sales, design and management experience. Doug is responsible for establishing pricing, monitoring metals markets, managing processing partner relationships and works closely with sales and operations to achieve mutual goals. Prior to joining Battery Solutions, he owned a printing company.

Employment Opportunities

We are always seeking talented and environmentally minded individuals to join our team. Whether its joining our warehouse operations as a battery sorter or think you will fit in our offices setting, you can send your inquire or resume to hr@batterysolutions.com.

Corporate Office

5900 Brighton Pines Ct.
Howell, MI 48843

West Coast Office

2618 North Ogden, Suite 105
Mesa, AZ 85215

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