IBCI Announces the Retirement of Chris Brown
CHARLOTTE September 9, 2021
Industrial Battery and Charger, Inc. announces the retirement of Chris Brown, a dedicated and valued team member for over 43-years.
“Chris Brown always took care of the customer’s problems. No matter how long it took, no matter when it was, weekends or holidays, and no matter where the customer was located.”, said Terry Earnhardt, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Battery and Charger, Inc. “I have known Chris for over FIFTY years. He is a very honest person and looked out for IBCI and GECI’s best interest. I am very proud to call Chris my FRIEND.”
“IBCI has always shown a level of professionalism that speaks very loudly to our employees, our customers and our vendors! We have always been recognized as the “top dog” in our business.”, said Chris in his retirement letter. “I must give credit where It is really due. Since I first met him in 1972 he has been a sort of guiding light to me in this industry. In 1977, I would find the career that would span for me over 43-years with IBCI. Here I am today basically working for the same person I started out with. You know him as Terry, or some may call him Mr. Earnhardt! He is the only person that I will single out – because without his vision, his tenacity, his willingness to put it all on the line in those early years, none of us would be here today!”
Thank you, Chris, for your incredible contributions to our team. We will miss you and we hope you enjoy your future adventures during your retirement.
ABOUT INDUSTRIAL BATTERY & CHARGER, INC.
“Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc. (IBCI) was founded on the fundamental principle that providing a premium product at a competitive price, representing it with honesty and integrity and backing it with a commitment to customer satisfaction is the only way to serve our customers,” shared Poston. Over the past 45 years, IBCI has grown to the largest independent, family owned distributor of industrial batteries and chargers in the United States.
The founder of Industrial Battery & Charger, Inc., Terry K. Earnhardt, has over 50 years of experience in the industry, and still serves as CEO. His sons, Keith and Tim Earnhardt joined the company in 1992. They learned the business from the ground up and currently serve as Co-Chief Operating Officers. Terry Earnhardt shared, “Service is what we built the business on.” With 13 sales and service centers, IBCI is a dominant force in the motive and stationary battery and charger industry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. IBCI employs over 150 associates, with over 60 certified service technicians, and daily deploys over 75 mobile service vehicles. IBCI services all brands of motive and stationary power equipment. IBCI is a distributor for Enersys®, BHS®, Battery Watering Technologies®, Green Cubes Technology and Green Energy Concepts, Inc.®.