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, industrial, robotics, and subsea 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 HQ and
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

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Missouri City, TX

  • 70,000 sq ft facility
  • ISO 9001 certified
  • Design and manufacture high-performance smart battery systems and battery packs
  • Focus on oil and gas, remote monitoring, process control and marine markets
  • 55 years of industry experience

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United Kingdom

  • 25,000 sq ft facility
  • ISO 9001; 14001 & 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

Excell Battery
an Ultralife company


  • ISO 9001 & 13485 certified
  • Three facilities in major cities across Canada
  • Manufacturer of custom battery packs
  • Focus on medical, industrial, IoT and more markets

Excell Battery
an Ultralife company

Houston, TX

  • ISO 9001 certified
  • Manufacturer of custom battery packs
  • Focus on oil and gas market (MWD, LWD and pipeline inspection)

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  • 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

Ultralife India
Joint Venture


  • 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 E. Manna
President & CEO

  • Appointed President & CEO – November 22, 2022
  • Joined the Company in 1993 and has held numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibility in engineering, operations, product management, research & development and sales
  • Most recently served as President of Battery & Energy Products; will continue leadership role for this segment
  • Well-recognized expert in rechargeable and primary battery cell design across multiple chemistries in both commercial and government/defense markets
  • Awarded several patents and co-authored several publications for the Company
  • Key member of the team that delivered the first Lithium-Ion Polymer Cell to the market

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

James J. Rasmussen Jr
President - Communications Systems

  • Appointed 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 and upholding strong core values:


• We work together to create a safe and secure work environment that allows the organization to thrive.

• We help each other and our customers to safely handle dangerous or hazardous materials/goods.

 Continuous Improvement

• We have a culture of driving continuous improvement – from individuals to processes, tools, products, and services.

• We use successes and failures to drive continuous improvement throughout our business.


• We provide our team members with the information, training, and tools they need to be successful and achieve positive results.

• We recognize and reward our employee contributions.


• We accept responsibility for our actions or inactions.

• We value and foster trust, as well as open, positive, and transparent conversations.


• We innovate and resolve challenges through diverse teams and respectful collaboration at all levels of the organization.

• Teamwork is paramount to our success as an organization.

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.

Click Here for Ultralife's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

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