Francisco Trinidad holds a PhD from Madrid University. In 1977, he joined the Tudor group and became the Director of Industrial Development. Following Exide’s acquisition of the company, he was assigned senior management roles in R&D and lately Director of Battery Technology. He is the author of 24 articles, over 75 presentations in battery conferences and 14 international patents. Francisco’s current activities are to promote new technological approaches for automotive and industrial VRLAB applications, including the use of varied materials for positive and negative plates, and new alternative designs such as bipolar or pure lead-tin plates.