Valence Technology Inc. (Henderson, NV) announced the appointment of William J. Battison III as vice president of marketing and sales. Battison will be responsible for Valence's worldwide marketing strategy for its new line of advanced rechargeable batteries. Battison was most recently in charge of global marketing for Iwerks Entertainment. Prior to working with Iwerks, he was president of Westwood One Inc., the nation's largest radio network, and also served as vice president of planning and satellite development at American Broadcasting Co."Bill brings Valence a proven ability to help emerging companies achieve their marketing and financial goals," stated Valence Chairman and CEO Lev Dawson. "I believe that Bill's broad experience will prove invaluable as the company now completes the commercialization process and begins the actual marketing of our new line of lithium polymer batteries.