Our Executive Management has more than 100 years of experience with US, Canadian and European Fortune 500 companies whose success have been based on excellence in innovation, engineering, quality and customer service. This experience and dedication is now actively at work for Bat-Bike.
President and Owner, founded Bat-Caddy in 2004 and building on its success Bat-Bike in 2014. He is responsible for General Management working out of Jacksonville, FL. Previously he held positions as Executive Vice President for the $700 Mil Surface Technology division of the Swiss Sulzer Corp and in various Management positions for US Fortune 500 company Corning, Inc.
During his tenure with multi-national corporations Peter gained experience in a number of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, environmental technologies, information technology, life sciences, power generation, surface engineering, telecommunications, industrial capital equipment and consumer and sporting goods, mainly in Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Corporate Planning, Consulting and Business Management functions. During his career and education he has worked and lived in multiple countries on four continents and traveled extensively throughout the world.
Peter is also the former President of TSS, an affiliate society of ASM International, the Materials Information Society, as well as the General Chairman of various international scientific conferences. He holds a graduate degree in Economics and Business Administration from the European Business School University for Economics & Law (ebs) in Wiesbaden, Germany and attended the MBA program of the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, AZ.
His passion for the game of golf and sports in general, his entrepreneurial spirit and his strong dedication to and experience in excellence in business management, innovation, engineering, quality, and customer satisfaction has led him to realize his vision for Bat-Caddy ("Battery-Caddy") and as a logical extension Bat-Bike. These innovative products enable consumers to engage in and enhance the experience of their sports using advanced green technologies.
Business Director at Bat-Bike, Peter is responsible for the day-to-day operations and overall business management. He has been involved in the Light Electric Vehicle industry for the past 5 years, most recently as Director of New Business Development at Currie Technologies. Previously he was a manufacturer's representative for the top names in the US electric bike market. Peter owned and operated Electric Bike Works!, one of the first E-Bike retailers on the East Coast. His Lithium Battery experience at BMZ USA combined with his E-Bike instructor electrical training (Levels 1, 2, 3 LEVA Licensee PAJ-47) provides a solid technical background. Prior to making the leap to the Light Electric Vehicle industry, Peter was employed at Procter and Gamble in Sales and Marketing, Category Management and Shopper Insights. He also owned a dive company, Mid-Pacific Divers on Maui.
Peter has been an avid cyclist his entire life. As a youngster he built homemade circus type bikes out of discarded frames. In college he rode his modified Schwinn cruiser in the Oregon Cascades long before mountain biking become popular. Once an avid roadie, a knee injury introduced him to electric bicycles, and has rode one just about every day since!
John has 42 years experience that includes 28 years management, production, sales and customer service with a major book manufacturing and distribution company (Haddon Craftsmen/RR Donnelley & Sons), four years consulting with small- and mid-sized businesses and 10 years general management of a private country club. John started his career at Haddon Craftsmen in computer operations and was continually promoted, eventually becoming Vice President of Production at the Allentown division. He managed several departments with over 100 employees who produced and distributed trade, text and reference books for the major publishers located around the country. After leaving Haddon Craftsmen, John was a consultant to small- to medium-sized businesses and helped them gain better control over their operation by using a fully-integrated business management system designed for distributors and suppliers. His passion for the game of golf led John to become the General Manager of a private country club with one of the premier golf coursers and facilities in the area. In that role, he managed and was responsible for all aspects of the club including the golf course, golf shop, food and beverage, social calendar, golf outings, banquets, purchasing, maintenance, and human resources. His business experiences have resulted in a diverse and unique blend of management, people, sales and customer service skills.
John was born in and resides in Palmerton, PA. He attended the University of Delaware majoring in Computer Science. He has been active in coaching youth sports, the local US Naval Academy Parents’ Club, the Jaycees, the Club Managers of America Association, the National Golf Course Owners Association, the United States Golf Association and more. He and his wife Linda are both avid golfers and have two children, five grand children and two dogs. John is excited to become a member of the Bat-Caddy team.
With over 27 years in sales and marketing functions in various industries, including the start-up of two corporations, Kathy has brought relative and sought after aspects to Bat-Caddy. She has considerable experience in sales and marketing management, SEM/SEO marketing as well as advertising, such as print/radio and TV. She also has extensive experience in customer service, as well as in IT and various computer software applications such as QuickBooks. In addition, her background includes 13 years of working with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Working with and managing the communications committee for the Induction ceremonies and festivities surrounding it, including holding the position of Chairperson for a number of years. Her volunteer background includes working with TPC Sawgrass, along with Special Olympics and many other civic organizations, including holding the position of President for several of these.
Her sales and management background is a strong asset to Bat-Caddy as her diversity to her position enables her to be a strong link between the customer and the corporation.
David R. Dickes joined Bat-Caddy in 2013 and manages all aspects of West Coast Sales, Service and Logistics out of our latest facility in Novato, CA just North of San Francisco. Dave's previous career in consumer product sales and retail management has given him the insight to understand the needs of accounts in a highly competitive business environment. During his career Dave has gained experience in a number of industries, such as consumer goods, consumer electronics, industrial chemicals, management consulting and fine art publishing.