Board of Directors
Paul Staab | President
Paul Staab is a longtime veteran of the battery industry. He joined Staab Battery full-time in 1970 after graduating from the University of Denver. Paul also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He even has experience working for Exide and the former General Battery along the way! Paul’s tenure in the industry brings a unique expertise and set of experiences to our Board.
Paul also represents the 3rd generation in his family business which has the distinction of being the first battery specialist company in the USA, founded in 1928! In addition to the daily business of running Staab Battery, Paul is an active committee member of Battery Council International (BCI), and a member of their Quarter Century Club. He lives in Springfield, Illinois with his wife Patty.
Rosanna Best Corbin | Vice President
Rosanna Best Corbin graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1998 with a B.A. in International Studies. She also received an M.B.A. in Management from Loyola University. Rosanna has a seasoned background in the consumer goods segments in Business Development and Management. Since 2008, she has worked at The Best Battery Company, Inc., and now serves as its President. She is proud to represent the 3rd generation in her family business.
Rosanna is also an Executive Committee Member of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Alumni Council and is currently serving a 6-year term. Additionally, she is a member of the JHU Krieger Advisory Board for the 2022-24 term. Rosanna lives with her husband, Steve, and her two children in Maryland.
Jon Jennings | Secretary
Jonathan Jennings manages the East Coast operations teams for Continental Battery Systems. He focuses on creating efficient operations practices and improving the distribution network. He aims for his team to be flexible, safe, operationally excellent, and a partner to customers and support services groups throughout the country.
Jonathan leads his team to prioritize improvement in overall skills and knowledge to better support team members and our customer base.
“We have the ability to be the premier battery distribution company and work daily towards that goal. My hope is to empower employees and help lead personal and professional growth regardless of position in the organization.”
Jon has been in the battery business for 23 years, previously as VP of Sales and Ops with Battery Distributors Southeast, Inc until its acquisition by Continental in 2018.
Jon is based out of Jacksonville, Florida, where he resides with his wife and three children. Most of his free time is spent between baseball and basketball games, fishing, airsoft, and driving his boys around to other various events. He also devotes his time to his local church, where he assists in the audio/visual department.
Mike Moeller | Treasurer & Founding Member
Mike Moeller, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is a third generation battery specialist who started his career in the industry in 1990 with Johnson Controls, Inc. In 1992 Mike returned to the family business, Remy Battery Co., Inc., and now has a shared ownership in the company and is acting President for Remy Battery. Mike has been involved with BESA since 1999 and has acted as the organization’s Secretary/Treasurer since the organization’s inception in 1999.
Board Members At Large
Richard Klein | Immediate Past President
With over forty years of experience in the auto electric industry, Richard has driven Advanced Battery Systems, Inc. (ABS) to be recognized as one of Southern California’s premier battery distributors. Combining a successful retail platform with a tremendous wholesale/key account network, Richard brings expertise in Management, Organization, Sales, and Finance. In 2012, ABS was honored as US Chamber of Commerce National Blue Ribbon Small Business and in 2017 Richard was honored as the City of Los Angeles Small Business person of the year.
Richard has served on several community and industry boards including; The Automotive Service Council (ASC Vice President), Battery Electric Specialists Association (BESA Chairman of the Marketing Committee), Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business (Alumni Committee Chair), American Youth Soccer Association (Board Member, Coach, Referee), and Toastmasters Regional Award Winner.
Appreciative of life’s gifts, Richard has an amazing wife and life partner (Debbie) and 4 wonderful children (Josh 34, Jeremy 31, Max 31, and Jessica 27). His hobbies are golf, bowling, motivational and business reading, meditation and supporting the Boys and Girls Club. He loves the BESA Group and is excited to lead the association in continuing to refine and redefine itself as the best, most proactive buying group in our industry.
Jim Murray Jr. | Board Member at Large
Jim Murray grew up in the battery business and fondly recalls helping his father the day Mickey Mantle retired. So it was no great surprise that after college, Scranton University class of ’85 and a brief stint in the re-insurance marketplace, that the siren song of lead & acid called him back into the family battery business. Since rejoining Electro in 1987, not long after its humble rented 40′ container beginnings in 1981 when Electro would only sell car batteries, he has seen it grown to one of the largest family owned independent battery distributors with 4 locations in the NY/NJ/PA area. Today, Electro, one of BESA’s founding 13, is selling multiple battery chemistries across multiple markets.
Jim lives in northern New Jersey with his wife Carolyn and their three children.
Will Cave | Board Member at Large
William Cave, Jr. quite literally grew up around batteries. Will recalls his father giving him his first job cleaning batteries for 10 cents a piece in the early 1990s. After graduating Grove City College in 2009 with a B.S. in Mathematics, Will joined Power Co. Inc. DBA Battery Warehouse in 2009. He is the 3rd generation to run the family business which started in 1980.
Will’s hobbies include chess, martial arts, hiking, and theology. Most of his free time is spent with family and serving in his local church in various roles. Will resides in Hanover, Pennsylvania with his wife, Lauren, and two children.