People news: Dennis Sharpe

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Anaheim, Calif.-based MK Battery has announced that Dennis Sharpe, director of global HME business, will retire as of Aug. 31, 2018, closing out what the company calls a “brilliant 32-year career.” “Dennis has been the heart and soul of our mobility business,” said Wayne Merdinger, executive vice president and general manager. “He helped pioneer the evolution from flooded automotive types to Sealed VRLA batteries for use in wheelchair applications. Since then, he has continued to cultivate extraordinary customer relationships, represent MK Battery on international wheelchair standards committees, advocate for the industry on Capitol Hill, provide invaluable technical knowledge about batteries to industry stakeholders, and serve as an integral member of our senior management team.” Sharpe plans to focus his efforts on marketing his own brand of wines on the central coast of California.