AUSTIN, Texas, April 9, 2002 — Active Power Inc. announced the addition of a new member to its board of directors, Benjamin L. Scott. Scott is a former senior executive with AT&T, PrimeCo, Bell Atlantic and IXC Communications.
With over thirty years of international experience in the communications industry, Scott is a seasoned veteran with a proven track record of success. As President & CEO of AT&T- Canada, Inc., he managed a dramatic turnaround in profitability while achieving a 20% annual growth rate. As CEO of PrimeCo, Scott directed the largest wireless business launch in history, including the construction of 1300 cell sites for the initial network and the management of a 2500-person business for the first day of commercial operations.
“Active Power has all the core elements in place to be a leader in its market: a strong management team, innovative products, established channels to market and a strong balance sheet. I look forward to contributing to and being part of that success,” said Scott.
“Ben brings a wealth of operational experience to our board and his specific industry background will help us penetrate the large communications market with both current and future products,” said Joe Pinkerton, Chairman and CEO of Active Power, Inc.
About Active Power:
Active Power, Inc. (www.activepower.com) designs, manufactures and markets battery-free power quality products that provide the consistent, reliable electric power required by today’s digital economy. Active Power is the first company to commercialize a flywheel energy storage system, CleanSource®, which provides a highly reliable, low-cost and non-toxic replacement for lead-acid batteries used in power quality installations. Two CleanSource® based product lines are available today: CleanSource®2 DC & Cat® UPS – Uninterruptible Power Supply.