KD Merz holds a chemical engineering qualification. He worked in R&D at Sonnenschein Batteries for 7 years. From 1993 – 1999, he was Marketing and Product Manager for EV and HEV Applications. From 2000 – 2007, he was Director Marketing for Motive Power Products for Exide Technologies. In 2008, KD joined Abertax Technologies to work on products for energy storage, sustainable energy generation, and EV and HEV technology. He consults several battery companies internationally on VRLA battery technology and works on systems integration of batteries and accessories for complete energy solutions.