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Saft Cockeysville hosts Industry Day

Annie Sennet, center, president and CEO of Saft America, holds a Secretary’s Citation from the state of Maryland with Benjamin H. Wu, left, the deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, and Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Annie Sennet, center, president and CEO of Saft America, holds a Secretary’s Citation from the state of Maryland with Benjamin H. Wu, left, the deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, and Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

From left, Saft staff members Dr. Chengsong Ma, Sarah Rickman-Yapp, Jim Nicholas, Lynne Cannon and Dave Strzegowski provided information from Saft's U.S. Space & Defense Division during Industry Day. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

From left, Saft staff members Dr. Chengsong Ma, Sarah Rickman-Yapp, Jim Nicholas, Lynne Cannon and Dave Strzegowski provided information from Saft’s U.S. Space & Defense Division during Industry Day. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Alex Bynum, center, director of sales for Saft's U.S. Space & Defense Division, partners with Thales representatives Daniel Wetter, left, and Daniel Seiler on an information presentation during Saft’s Industry Day. Thales is a provider of high-tech solutions and services in transportation and defense markets, satellite and space technology as well as in the field of personalization and production of polycarbonate documents and identity cards. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Alex Bynum, center, director of sales for Saft’s U.S. Space & Defense Division, partners with Thales representatives Daniel Wetter, left, and Daniel Seiler on an information presentation during Saft’s Industry Day. Thales is a provider of high-tech solutions and services in transportation and defense markets, satellite and space technology as well as in the field of personalization and production of polycarbonate documents and identity cards. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Dr. Xilin Chen, left, and Carine Margez discuss Saft batteries used in the Joint Strike Fighter program at Industry Day. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Dr. Xilin Chen, left, and Carine Margez discuss Saft batteries used in the Joint Strike Fighter program at Industry Day. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Maura Dunnigan, left, legislative director for Del. Shelly Hettleman, D-Baltimore County, and Norma Bosley, far right, community representative for Del. Dana Stein, D-Baltimore County, present Saft Cockeysville General Manager Dave Reynolds with a Maryland state citation during Industry Day. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Maura Dunnigan, left, legislative director for Del. Shelly Hettleman, D-Baltimore County, and Norma Bosley, far right, community representative for Del. Dana Stein, D-Baltimore County, present Saft Cockeysville General Manager Dave Reynolds with a Maryland state citation during Industry Day. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Erick Shuberg, left, sales manager in Saft's U.S. Space & Defense Division, chats with James Kirschner, director of business development and sales with Go Electric. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Erick Shuberg, left, sales manager in Saft’s U.S. Space & Defense Division, chats with James Kirschner, director of business development and sales with Go Electric. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Dave Strzegowski, left, manager of space programs at Saft, talks with Bill Hart of Lockheed Martin. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Dave Strzegowski, left, manager of space programs at Saft, talks with Bill Hart of Lockheed Martin. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Michael DiGiacomo, left, the executive director of the Governor's Workforce Development Board, enjoys a conversation with Lauren Mueller, space program coordinator with Saft during Industry Day. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Michael DiGiacomo, left, the executive director of the Governor’s Workforce Development Board, enjoys a conversation with Lauren Mueller, space program coordinator with Saft during Industry Day. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Scott Ferguson, Xcelion 6T global product manager with Saft, chats with James Kirschner, director of business development and sales with Go Electric at Saft’s Industry Day event. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

Scott Ferguson, Xcelion 6T global product manager with Saft, chats with James Kirschner, director of business development and sales with Go Electric at Saft’s Industry Day event. (Photo courtesy of Saft Cockeysville)

More than 100 guests attended Saft’s Industry Day May 30 at its production facility in Cockeysville.

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. and Deputy Commerce Secretary Benjamin H. Wu spoke at the event, focusing on the importance and contributions of Saft to Baltimore County and the manufacturing industry in Maryland.

Saft America supplies customized battery solutions to business partners in all branches of the U.S. military, the U.S. government and top defense contractors. Industry Day featured tours of the 24-hour, 91,000-square-foot Cockeysville facility which employees more than 260 workers. Presentations included new developments in space batteries, advancements in electrochemistry and battery safety.

Saft batteries made in Cockeysville are on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) for tow missile launchers, the GOES-R NASA weather satellite and U.S. and international military vehicles. Saft is headquartered in France and was founded more than 100 years ago in 1918.

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