Dave Koch has an astonishing track record in the power tool industry. As a battery engineer for Milwaukee Electric Tool, he joined their team in 1995 to take charge in engineering and devising cutting-edge batteries for their cordless tools. His contributions are remarkable: Koch is renowned for the invention of their Lithium-ion batteries, which have stirred up a revolution in the world of cordless tools.
In 2009, Koch was celebrated for his achievements with the Inventor of the Year award from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Then, four years later, he was added to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in honor of his Lithium-ion battery design.
Koch’s research into Lithium-ion batteries has revolutionized the cordless tool industry. Thanks to Milwaukee’s Lithium-ion batteries – which are both more powerful and longer lasting than the classic NiCad batteries – cordless tools have been transformed, becoming a staple in many homes and workshops around the world.
Koch’s revolutionary findings on the Lithium-ion battery have reverberated through the whole battery industry, from powering electric cars to helping create smaller and more powerful hand-held devices. His work has left its mark on the cordless tools industry, revolutionizing the way they function.
Across the globe, Koch’s contributions to the battery field have solidified him as a revered battery engineer, and his influence within the sector is everlasting.