GreenPower Announces Leadership Changes
GreenPower Announces Leadership Changes
Vancouver, Canada June 20, 2019 – GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (TSXV: GPV) (OTCQX: GPVRF) (“GreenPower” or the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Fraser Atkinson, the Company’s Chairman, as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately, replacing Phillip Oldridge, who remains a director of the Company.
Mr. Atkinson commented, “Our strategy is to focus on our core EV products, significantly increase our production capabilities and maintain the highest standards for each GreenPower vehicle built while profitably growing the business. The Company has a great leadership team which, under President Brendan Riley’s guidance, has positioned us for rapid growth. This is a very exciting time for GreenPower, as we currently have 80 EV Stars in various stages of production and are expecting to deliver the first tranche of 15 EV Stars to customers shortly. Another key priority is our planned uplisting on NASDAQ to support the Company’s aggressive growth plans, extend our sales channels for our products, provide liquidity to shareholders and broaden the exposure of the Company to the investment community.”
Mr. Atkinson has served as the Chairman and a Director of GreenPower since February 2011. He has been a director and officer of a number of public companies throughout his career and is also the President and majority owner of Vancouver Ready Mix Inc., Hyland Precast Inc., and Fraserway PreKast Ltd.
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About GreenPower Motor Company Inc.
GreenPower designs, builds and distributes a full suite of high-floor and low-floor vehicles, including transit buses, school buses, shuttles, a cargo van and a double decker. GreenPower employs a clean-sheet design to manufacture all-electric buses that are purpose built to be battery powered with zero emissions. GreenPower integrates global suppliers for key components, such as Siemens or TM4 for the drive motors, Knorr for the brakes, ZF for the axles and Parker for the dash and control systems. This OEM platform allows GreenPower to meet the specifications of various operators while providing standard parts for ease of maintenance and accessibility for warranty requirements. For further information go to www.greenpowerbus.com.
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