Electric vehicle developer Think has acquired new leadership by appointing industry veteran Barry Engle as CEO and US division vice-chairman Richard Canny.
Most recently president and CEO of New Holland Agricultural Equipment in Italy, Engle has also held senior positions at Ford Motor since 1992, including the role as president and CEO of Ford Canada and president of Ford Brazil.
Canny returns to Think North America to support the company’s development in the US, with sales scheduled to start at the end of this year and production at its Indiana facility due to begin in early 2011. Spearheading development efforts and strategic alliances, Canny will explore new revenue streams for the business.
The reshuffle follows the company’s recent appointment of former Ducati North America CEO Michael Lock as its chief marketing officer.
‘Think is perfectly positioned to capitalise on the growing consumer and governmental interest in electric vehicles,’ said Engle.
The Think City model has already entered full production in Europe after being the first electric vehicle to be granted pan-European regulatory safety approval, with sales and production due to start in the US imminently. The company is also in the process of developing operations in Asia.
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