Board of Directors

Paul Staab

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

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.

Mike Moeller

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.

Mark Carroll | Secretary

Mark Carroll’s journey in the battery industry began at 18 when, after leaving his adoptive family, he needed to earn a living. Fortunately, at 19, he was hired to label batteries and handle the ‚Äúdirty‚ÄĚ work in a battery company. Despite his dedication and efforts to grow the company regionally, he was let go after 10 years as the company changed hands multiple times.

However, Mark’s connection to the battery industry was far from over. His customers demanded his return, and in 2008, one customer encouraged him to start his own battery business and supported him throughout the process. Since then, Mark has become the president, chairman, and co-owner of five battery companies. He now operates eight stores and ten buildings across three provinces.

Mark’s story is a testament to what hard work in the battery industry can achieve. Outside of work, his son, wife, and dogs are his greatest joys.

Board Members At Large

Richard Klein

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.

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

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.