Ultralife Corporation is a leading provider of advanced, highest quality products and services ranging from power solutions to communications and electronics systems to customers across the globe in the government & defense, medical, safety & security, energy, and industrial sectors.

We are a global business with strategic locations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, ideally positioned to service global customers.

With an emphasis on strong engineering and a collaborative approach to problem solving, we design, manufacture, install and maintain power and communications systems including rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, charging systems, communications and electronics systems and accessories, and custom-engineered systems. We continually evaluate ways to grow, including the design, development and sale of new products, expansion of our sales force to penetrate new markets and geographies, as well as seeking opportunities to expand through acquisitions.

We sell our products worldwide through a variety of trade channels, including original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”), industrial and defense supply distributors and directly to U.S. and international defense departments. We enjoy strong name recognition in our markets under our Ultralife® Batteries, Lithium Power®, McDowell Research®, AMTI™, and ABLE™ brands.

Two growth businesses serving diverse global markets:

Battery & Energy Products

Growing portfolio offering complex lithium power solutions to expanding global customer base including:

Lithium 9-volt, cylindrical and other non-rechargeable batteries; rechargeable batteries, uninterruptable power supplies, charging systems and accessories for the military, medical, safety & security, energy, and industrial markets

Communications Systems

Global portfolio offering radio agnostic advanced RF and integrated systems solutions vital to the defense of the US and its allies including:

RF amplifiers, integrated communication systems for fixed or vehicle applications, man-portable systems, power supplies, cable and connector assemblies, amplified speakers, equipment mounts, case equipment, and communications and electronics systems design

Ultralife Locations WorldWide


Ultralife Battery & Energy

Newark, NY

  • 280,000 sq ft facility - 150,000+ sq ft manufacturing space; 5000 sq ft dryroom space
  • ISO 9001; 14001 & 13485 certified
  • Single shift operation with ability to expand footprint and add shifts
  • Experienced factory leadership team averaging 10+ years at Ultralife

Ultralife Communications Systems

Virginia Beach, VA

  • 35,000 sq ft facility
  • ISO 9001 certified
  • In-house design activities
  • Machine shop with CNC capabilities
  • Full production testing
  • Flexible staffing to address on-demand work

ABLE, an Ultralife Company

Shenzhen, China

  • 100,000 sq ft facility
  • ISO 9001; 14001 & 13485 certified
  • Built in 2012, remodeled in 2014
  • Focus on commercial markets
  • Manufacture cells using Li-MnO2 and Li-SoCl2 chemistries
  • Battery assembly of primary and rechargeable packs

Accutronics, an Ultralife Company

Straffordshire, United Kingdom

  • 25,000 sq ft facility
  • ISO 9001 & 13485 certified
  • Focus on medical markets
  • Design & manufacture custom & pre-engineered batteries & chargers
  • Rechargeable battery packs assembly
  • Experienced manufacturing management team averaging 40+ years at current site

Ultralife India Joint Venture

Bangalore, India

  • 11,000 sq ft facility
  • Design and engineering capabilities
  • Focus on defense and industrial markets
  • Battery assembly of rechargeable packs


Brad Whitmore
Board Chair

  • Board Chair since 2010, Director of Company since 2007
  • Founder and Managing Partner of Grace Brothers, Ltd, an Investment Management Firm
  • Director of several privately held companies where Grace Brothers and their affiliates hold significant investment interests
  • Has served on multiple public company boards
  • Along with Grace Brothers, collectively holds over 34% of the company's common stock

Michael D. Popielec
President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Appointed Ultralife President & CEO in December 2010
  • General Electric Executive and Company Officer - Americas, Asia, Europe; Public Company Group President for Portfolio of Manufacturing Companies; Chief Operating Officer for Office Automation Distributor
  • Extensive in-country global P&L, revenue growth and manufacturing experience
  • Customer collaboration focused new product development, analysis & market positioning
  • Broad scale lean sigma process implementation
  • Creates and engages multi-functional management teams within a disciplined operating cadence

Philip A. Fain
CFO & Treasurer

  • Appointed Ultralife CFO & Treasurer in November 2009; Joined Ultralife in 2008 as VP of Business Development
  • Vast financial experience in restructuring and building profitable global companies through organic growth and M&A
  • Strong operational and business development focus - VP of Finance - Ray Ban Sunoptics for Luxottica S.p.A., and Senior VP of Finance - Global Eyewear for Bausch & Lomb. Led process to acquire some of the world's most sought after sunglass companies and brands
  • Extensive global corporate finance background
  • CPA - Arthur Andersen Audit & Consulting Services

Kenneth R. Bird
President - Battery & Energy Products

  • Appointed President - Battery & Energy Products in June 2016
  • Joined the company in 2000 and has held numerous leadership roles in engineering, operations and sales
  • Extensive assignment in China to develop and implement global processes
  • Most recently served as VP of Global Sales
  • Strong engineering background with Bausch & Lomb and Ray Ban Sunoptics

James J. Rasmussen Jr
President - Communications Systems

  • Named President - Communications Systems in 2013 upon consolidation of business in Virginia Beach, VA
  • Previously served as General Manager of business upon joining the company in 2009 with the acquisition of AMTI from SAIC
  • Prior to acquisition, served as VP and Division Manager with SAIC
  • Served for twenty-seven years in the U.S. Navy with assignments to Naval Special Warfare Development Group with various leadership roles, including Director of Communications/N6, Joint Special Operations Command J6 Operations Planning Directorate and Commander Sixth Fleet



Ultralife Corporation is dedicated to providing a positive work environment where our employees are challenged, goal-oriented, and inspired to provide the highest quality service to our customers.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We believe in empowering employees to succeed and we're constantly looking for versatile, highly motivated individuals who can contribute to our success.

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As an industry leader, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that is designed to improve the quality of life of our employees and to help them balance work and family.

Please note: Some benefits vary by location. Consult with one of our HR professionals to determine the benefits package specific to the job/location you are applying for.

Employee Benefits

  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Plan Coverage
  • HSA and FSA Pre-tax Options
  • Company Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Life & Disability Insurance Plans for employee & family

Events & Activities

  • Wellness Activities:
    • Biometric Screenings
    • Flu Shot Clinics
    • UltraFit Team Competitions
    • The UltraOlympics!
  • Community Support/Activities:
    • United Way
    • March of Dimes
    • Wayne Arc
  • Annual Picnic & Holiday Luncheons
  • Gym Memberships