Edgar A. Hirzel - Vice President Engineering
Mr. Hirzel has a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Kent State University and is the holder of 23 US patents and is co-inventor for 6 additional patents. His patents for Anti-Skid and automatic braking systems have been applied on over 118 commercial airlines world wide and in such well known applications as the Space Shuttle and Air Force One. The derivative (Anti-Lock) of Anti-Skid (the braking system and system patents held by Mr. Hirzel) has been used commercially on automobiles, among them: Cadillac, Lincoln Continental, Saab, and others.
Larry E. Hayslett - President & CEO
Mr. Hayslett has a B.S. in Business & Business Administration from California State University in Northridge, California. He has 17 years of experience in procurement, coordinating with production and engineering. He also has 10 years experience in Marketing and Sales, having been the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Hydrabaths Inc., a manufacturer of whirlpool bathtub products. During his time at Hydrabaths, annual revenue grew from $300,000 to $26 million. From 1968 to 1974, Mr. Hayslett was involved in negotiations for Lockhead involving the commercial Airline L1011 passenger door system, the Avionics System, and other major negotiations.
About BLI International
BLI International [a Divison of Baton Labs Inc.] has been in business since 1997 selling the PriorityStart! Battery Protection Device. We have 3 issued U.S. patents and patents offshore. Orginally located in Los Angeles, CA the company relocated to Spokane, WA in 2006.
BLI is a regular participant in trade shows within the Utility, Law Enforcement, and Government fields. Such past shows included the Police Fleet Expo, GFX [Government Fleet Expo], and the EUFMC [Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference].
Thousands of fleets & companies use products from BLI each year, including:
- Verizon Wireless
- Time Warner
- Adrian Steel
- Cox Communications
- Bell Canada
- Best Buy [fleet]
- Leggett & Platt
- ...and thousands of municipalities around the world.
BLI has been Featured On...
- Good Morning America
- Popular Mechanics
- Hot Rod
- Los Angeles Times
- Chicago Herald
- "New Product" Award Winner (1996, 1997)
- MOTOR TREND, "Top Ten Products of the Year"
- SPORT TRUCK UTILITY, "Top Ten Products of the Year"