ZEKI SARIÇAM, JANUARY 1, 1954-MAY 3, 2020Zesar
May 7, 2020: It is with great sadness that Batteries International has to announce that Zeki Sarıçam, the dynamic founder of Zesar, the international manufacturer of battery making machines, passed away on May 3 following a long and ultimately unsuccessful battle with lung disease.
A huge wave of tributes poured in after announcement was made of his death. An international consultant said: “He was extremely well respected at work — he was a likeable man who had a wealth of knowledge and experience.”
Most tributes were expressions of sympathy and condolence to his family, friends and employees at Zesar. But some, such as Lider Kebabcıoğlu, manager of Erdil Aku Otomotiv, regarded Zeki as being “one of the milestones in the development of the battery sector in Turkey”.
A full tribute to a giant of the battery industry will appear in the next issue of Batteries International.