BlueSpark Hires Industry Veteran Norbert Dawalibi as New CEO

Norbert Dawalibi Joins BlueSpark as New CEO

04/12/2011

Cleveland, OH--BlueSpark Technologies, the leading supplier of thin, flexible disposable printed battery solutions, is pleased to announce the apointment of Norbert Dawalibi as CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Dawalibi most recently was President and CEO of Sirit Inc., a leading provider of Radio Frequency Identification Technology that was successfully sold to Federal Signal in 2010.  

"I am extremely excited about the potential for Blue Spark's technology and see numerous global applications on the horizon. Blue Spark has created a unique and patented technology and now is the time to make a big push into the market. I look forward to taking on this challenge," said Mr. Dawalibi.

Mr. Dawalibi replaces Gary Johnson, who led the Company for six years. Commented John Morley, Chairman of the Blue Spark Board, "the Board and shareholders greatly appreciate Gary's hard work and dedication over the past six years. He successfully led the Company through a period of industry transition from ecosystem development to product introduction. Under Gary's leadership, a capable management team was built and significant early stage venture capital was attracted from new investors, both of which will serve as excellent foundations upon which Norbert can build."

About Blue Spark Technologies

Blue Spark Technologies, Inc. is the leader in developing flexible, printed, "green," proprietary power source solutions for battery-powered printed electronic systems. The company was founded at Thin Battery Technologies in 2002 with patented technology and technical leadership from Energizer (Eveready Battery Company). Blue Spark customers include manufacturers, product designers, and integrators across multiple industries including: interactive packaging, RFID, pharmaceutial, powered smart cards, and novelty items. Users of products powered by Blue Spark batteries enjoy increased efficienty, greater convenience and portability, improved safety, lower manufacturing and assembly costs, higher profit margins, and greater environmental responsibility.

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Early Stage Partners Managing Director Jim Petras serves on the BlueSpark Technologies Board