“His knowledge of working with manufacturing and a strategic supply base brings great benefit to the company as we near the completion of our Mesa Facility and continue to scale production,” said Kevin Pavlov, CEO of ElectraMeccanica
ElectraMeccanica (NASDAQ:SOLO) Vehicles Corp. said it has appointed William (Bill) Quigley III, an accomplished leader with a proven track record in large enterprises specific to the automotive industry, to its board of directors.
“Bill joins our board of directors with a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise,” said Kevin Pavlov, CEO of ElectraMeccanica (NASDAQ:SOLO) in a statement.
“As we continue to strive for excellence at ElectraMeccanica (NASDAQ:SOLO), we will benefit from his direct experience and documented success in the development and execution of strategic initiatives while delivering sustainable improvements.
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“His knowledge of working with manufacturing and a strategic supply base brings great benefit to the company as we near the completion of our Mesa Facility and continue to scale production.”
With 30-plus years in the industry, Quigley’s career has included key roles such as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) at Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE:DAN), an automotive, commercial vehicle and off-highway driveline, sealing and thermal tier 1 supplier; executive vice president and CFO at Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC), an automotive systems supplier; and vice president and controller/chief accounting officer at Federal-Mogul Corporation, a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of a diverse range of OEM and aftermarket automotive products.
Most recently, Quigley served as senior vice president and CFO at Nexteer Automotive Group Limited, a $3.5 billion steering and driveline tier 1 automotive supplier, a role he assumed in 2016.
Additionally, since 2015, he has served as a director and audit committee chairman for Cadre Holdings Inc., a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of safety and survivability equipment for first responders.
Quigley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Commenting on his appointment, Quigley said: “I am honored to be joining the board at such an important point in the company’s evolution.”
“I look forward to working with Kevin and the board, leveraging my industry experience as production scales and deliveries of the flagship SOLO EV are rolled out nationwide for many more to enjoy the exciting and unique driving experience.”
ElectraMeccanica Vehicles is a Canadian designer and manufacturer of environmentally efficient electric vehicles (EVs). The company’s flagship vehicle is the innovative, purpose-built, single-seat EV called the SOLO.
This three-wheeled vehicle will revolutionize the urban driving experience, including commuting, delivery and shared mobility. Engineered for a single occupant, it offers a unique driving experience for the environmentally-conscious consumer.
The SOLO has a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 80 mph, making it safe for highways. The SOLO also features front and rear crumple zones, side-impact protection, roll bar, torque-limiting control as well as power steering, power brakes, air conditioning and a Bluetooth entertainment system. It blends a modern look with safety features at an accessible price point of $18,500 for the consumer model and $24,500 for the delivery-oriented SOLO Cargo model, which features an expanded cargo box to accommodate a wide variety of fleet and commercial applications.
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