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  • Jerry Harris
    Owners
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    CEO
    Jerry founded Harris Battery in 1979 and his passion and ingenuity has been the driving force behind the company ever since. “Do more, be more, sell more” is Jerry’s motto and he continually strives for excellence in all aspects of the business. He is very committed to helping each and every employee reach their full potential. Jerry also enjoys spending time with family, their dogs and his cars.  
  • Chris Harris
    Owners
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    President
    Harris Battery has been part of Chris’s life since its inception in 1979. Chris started by cleaning the offices and once becoming old enough to drive, started working in the warehouse and doing deliveries. After graduating Walsh University, Chris served as CFO for 22 years. He is active serving on many community boards and together with his wife, enjoys supporting their son’s many activities.
  • Sid Geibel
    Owners
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    CMO, General Manager
    Sid joined Harris Battery Company in 1982 as a Sales Manager and is now the Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager. Sid is a driving force behind the Sales Team at Harris and when not hard at work keeping his finger on the pulse of the business, enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. 
  • John Levengood
    Owners
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Sales Manager
    John started with Harris Battery as a Sales Representative in 2000, and was promoted to Sales Manager in 2016.  John is responsible for helping Harris Battery Customers exceed their business objectives by providing leadership to the Sales Team. John has extensive experience in industrial motive power applications, and a long history of success in deep-cycle battery solutions. When not hard at work providing his knowledgeable training on battery technologies and application solutions, John can be found spending quality time with his wife and 3 children. 
  • Jim Howey
    Sales Managers
    New Boston, Michigan
    Regional Sales Manager

    Jim’s passion and positive attitude is infectious. Since joining Harris in 2004, Jim has filled many roles in the company’s expansion throughout the Mid-Western States.  He’s a knowledgeable and high performing Senior Sales/Business Development Professional accredited with combining impeccable and award winning customer service with technical sales in the power industry.  When not hard at work creating solutions in the Renewable Energy, Motive Power and Backup Power sectors, he enjoys quality time with his family and friends

  • Dan Lumpp
    Account Managers
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Account Manager

    Dan joined Harris Battery in 1989 and for nearly 3 decades has worked with our customers to solve their battery and power needs across a wide variety of industries. His attention to detail ensures the right solution for every opportunity. In his off time Dan and his wife enjoy going to see their sons perform music in many area venues and festivals.

  • Chad Montgomery
    Accounting & Administration
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Purchasing & Inventory Control Mgr.

    Chad joined Harris Battery in 1995 and has served many operational and technical roles with the company throughout the years. As the Purchasing and Inventory Control Manager since 2005, Chad ensures that the Sales Team has impeccable product support. Chad is a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and also enjoys spending time with his wife and supporting the numerous activities of their children.

  • Jennifer Renner
    Accounting & Administration
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Accounting Manager

    Jennifer has been with Harris Battery since 2008 in her role as the Accounting Manager. Jennifer and her husband enjoy making wine, boating with their three kids, and backyard barbeques with friends and family. She is also enjoys watching NFL games and attending NASCAR races. Jennifer has also served as the Treasurer of the Dover Athletic Mother’s Club for the past three years.

  • Dave Robertson
    Sales Managers
    Somerset, Pennsylvania
    Regional Sales Manager, East Coast

    Dave joined Harris Battery in 1999, and has over 30 years in the battery industry. Dave’s expertise spans the automotive, commercial, deep cycle and renewable energy, battery types. Dave is also excited about offering his customers, the latest customer advantages from Harris Battery. Electric pallet jack and fork lift replacements, along with portable power units. When Dave is not traveling in his region, working with customers and his sales team, he can be found doing community service work at his local Fire/EMS department where he has been fire chief for the past 28 years.

  • Ron Rowe
    Engineering & Testing
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Senior Sales Engineer

    Ron joined Harris Battery in 2014 after more than 15 years in the Electric Utility Industry in various capacities. Ron's passion is helping customers solve difficult technical challenges and identifying opportunities for process improvement.  After work, Ron loves to spend time with his wife, Melissa, and young children, attending youth sports events, and enjoys golf. 

  • Bill Swonger
    Sales Managers
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Sales Manager, Bolivar

    Bill joined Harris Battery as an account manager in 1992, making him a true Harris Battery Veteran. Bill has a Bachelor of Science and a degree in Journalism fom Kent State University. As the Sales Manager for our Bolivar location, Bill enjoys working closely with our customers and OEMs to solve their power needs with the best technology available. When not at work, Bill enjoys polishing and working on the family boat and boating on the inner lakes of Ohio, Ohio River and will be soon be venturing on to Sandusky Bay. He is also taking on a new hobby exploring new recipes on his Green Mountain Smoker Grill.

  • Josh Allatzas
    Customer Care
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Management Trainee

    Joshua joined Harris Battery in October 2017. He is a people person and has an ability to listen to customer needs. he is currently providing support to the Customer Service and Warranty Departments. Joshua has a passion for technology and is currently developing an E-Catalog to better assist our customers. He ran cross at Malone University and joins other coworkers to represent Harris Battery Company at community Runs.

  • Momodou Bah
    Engineering & Testing
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Electrical Engineering Technologist

    Mo joined Harris Battery in 2016 with an Associate in Electrical Engineering Technology. Mo's passion is helping with custom design and to solve and support customer's energy solution needs. After work, Mo loves to spend time with his daughter and enjoys outdoor (summer) activities. 

  • Fredy Castillo
    Logistics & Operations
    Ontario, California
    Warehouse Manager, Ontario

    Fredy has been with Harris Battery since 2012 and manages the warehouse in Ontario, California. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 with his grand mom, brother and two sisters from Guatemala. In his spare time Fredy enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, going to the beach, playing sports and video games with his kids. Fredy is also an avid fan of football and basketball. 

  • Terry Forney
    Account Managers
    Somerset, Pennsylvania
    Account Manager

    Terry has been with Harris Battery since 2002 as a valuable member of the team supporting the Eastern Region, and can be found from time to time at the Somerset Distribution Center when not on the road meeting with customers.

  • Butch Miller
    Logistics & Operations
    Somerset, Pennsylvania
    Warehouse Manager, Somerset

    Butch Miller has worked for Harris Battery in the warehouse since 2011. In his spare time he enjoys baseball, golf, football and spending time with friends and family.

  • Greg Mitchell
    Account Managers
    Somerset, Pennsylvania
    Account Manager

    Greg has been with Harris Battery since 2004. When not hard at work managing the Somerset Warehouse, he enjoys being outdoors, and spending time with his family.

  • Tina Pachmayer
    Accounting & Administration
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Accounts Receivable Manager

    Tina joined the Harris Battery team in 1988 and is a friendly voice for customers in her role as Accounts Receivable Manager. Tina is well known at Harris Battery Headquarters for her baking, which finds its way into the office from time to time. Tina also enjoys traveling with her family.

  • Denise Richards
    Account Managers
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Account Manager

    Denise joined Harris Battery in 2016 as a CSR with a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Kent State University and a passion for friendly customer service. Denise is an efficient multitasker and helps our commercial and OEM customers identify and troubleshoot battery systems and applications and is also an organized sales and marketing coordinator. As a casual runner, Denise has represented Harris Battery at local fun runs during her travels and has participated in numerous community events.

  • Kristen Rolko
    Customer Care
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Inside Sales

    Kristen joined Harris Battery in 2017 as a Customer Service Representative.  Due to a strong background in the Service Industry, she is driven to provide overall customer satisfaction.  In order to meet those customer needs, she is continuously receiving ongoing training from other HB team members to further expand her knowledge.  In her spare time, Kristen enjoys outdoor activities, going to concerts, traveling and spending time with family, friends and three dogs.

  • Fred Shook
    Logistics & Operations
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    QC & Warranty Manager

    Fred joined Harris Battery in 2008 in the warehouse, raising the bar on shipping and receiving efficiencies. His best practices for warehouse coordination are now put to good use as the Quality Control and Warranty Manager for the entire organization. Fred served in the US Army for eight years and enjoys the outdoors in his spare time. 

  • Mike Smith
    Logistics & Operations
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Warehouse Manager, Bolivar

    Mike started with Harris Battery in 2008 in the warehouse and has since moved into the Warehouse Manager’s position. When he is not working, you can find him boating at one of the area’s lakes.

  • James Trimble
    Logistics & Operations
    Valley View, Ohio
    Warehouse Manager, Valley View

    James is the Warehouse Manager for Valley View locations since December 2014. When he is not working James enjoys the outdoors, or all Cleveland Sporting events.

  • Kayla Troxell
    Accounting & Administration
    Bolivar, Ohio (HQ)
    Accounting Clerk

    Kayla joined Harris Battery in 2016 as a Customer Service Representative. Kayla's organizational skills are now shared between the Logistics Coordinator and Accounts Payable Clerk positions. In her free time Kayla enjoys attending the Cleveland Indians Baseball games and spending time with her German Shorthaired Pointer "Magnolia."

  • Rodney Young
    Account Managers
    Somerset, Pennsylvania
    Account Manager

    Rodney joined Harris Battery in 2012 as a specialist in logistics. When is not managing the team at the Folcroft Distribution Center with his fun-loving attitude, he can be found enjoying his ATV outdoors with his family or waiting for football season to begin so he can follow his beloved Washington Redskins. 

  • Bill Zitnik
    Sales Managers
    Valley View, Ohio
    Sales Manager, Valley View

    Bill was a customer of Harris Battery Company for many years before joining the company in 2004. Bill started working for HBC after being impressed with the relationships they build with their customers and staff. Bill is now the Sales Manager for the Valley View Location and continues to build strong relationships with the customers and prospects that he comes into contact with on a daily basis.