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Eric Batdorf to join Clore Automotive as vice president and CFO

Batdorf brings to Clore experience leading finance and operational teams in a variety of manufacturing industries

Lenexa, Kan.—Clore Automotive, LLC, a leader in the design, development and manufacture of automotive service equipment for professionals and consumers, has announced that Eric Batdorf will join the company as vice president and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He will succeed Mike Canipe, who will retire as executive vice president and CFO at the end of 2022.

Batdorf brings to Clore experience leading finance and operational teams in a variety of manufacturing industries, most recently serving as CFO of Brunson Instrument Company.

Prior to Brunson, Batdorf served as CFO and COO for Harlan Global Manufacturing. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Missouri. He will lead Clore Automotive’s finance, accounting, IT and supply chain teams.

“We are excited to have Eric join Clore Automotive. He complements our strong performance-oriented and customer-focused culture. We believe his impressive history of execution and his results-driven mindset make him the ideal choice to succeed Mike Canipe and build on our track record of consistent, long term growth,” said Jim Chasm, CEO.

Batdorf has more than 20 years of extensive international financial, operational and information technology experience. He has successfully spearheaded major initiatives in the areas of strategic planning, human capital deployment and optimization, budget management, forecasting, international expansion, and IT transformation. Batdorf holds an MBA in Accounting/Finance/Strategy from Washington University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Miami University.


About Clore Automotive

Clore Automotive is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of automotive service equipment for professionals and consumers, including jump starters, battery chargers, battery testers, power inverters and LED lighting solutions. Clore Automotive products can be found in a wide variety of outlets servicing professionals and automotive enthusiasts, including auto parts stores, mobile tool dealers, industrial MRO distributors, farm and ag outlets and more. More information can be found at https://cloreautomotive.com.

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