Milwaukee-based ZBB Energy Corp. has appointed Eric Apfelbach as its president and chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors. Apfelbach is a member of the Wisconsin Technology Council board of directors.

ZBB Energy Corp. provides clean energy storage solutions based on proprietary zinc rechargeable energy storage technology that addresses requirements in multiple markets such as alternative energy applications, large electrical utilities and green residential and commercial architecture.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead ZBB and to help the company achieve its plans for growth,” Apfelbach said. “The distributed renewable energy industry cannot scale without cost effective energy storage and power management solutions. I believe ZBB’s products will address these needs.”
Paul Koeppe, interim CEO of ZBB and chairman of the search committee of the company’s board of directors, added: “I believe that Eric’s background is a perfect fit for ZBB. His past leadership of high tech companies has been a great proving ground for stepping into the CEO role at ZBB. I am delighted with his decision to join us.”
Most recently, Apfelbach led Virent Energy Systems Inc., a catalytic biofuels company. Before Virent, Apfelbach co-founded Alfalight Inc.

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