GreenPower Appoints Brendan Riley to Board of Directors
GreenPower Appoints Brendan Riley to Board of Directors
Vancouver, Canada July 8, 2019 – GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (TSXV: GPV) (OTCQX: GPVRF) (“GreenPower” or the “Company”) announces that its Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Brendan Riley as a director of the Company and that Phillip Oldridge has resigned from the Board.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Brendan to the Board of Directors. We look forward to Brendan having an even greater impact on shaping and implementing the vision we have for GreenPower,” said Fraser Atkinson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “He has built a solid team and is leading them on our next phase of growth – focused on increased market penetration, production, and an uplisting on NASDAQ – in the upcoming quarters.”
Brendan Riley has served as the Company’s President since October 2016, during which time he has been instrumental in overseeing GreenPower’s growth plans and executing its operating strategy. Prior to joining GreenPower, he was the North American Vice President of Fleet Sales for BYD Motors, in charge of strategy, tactics, support and training for selling all-electric buses, trucks, cars, and material handling equipment.
For further information contact:
Fraser Atkinson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Brendan Riley, President
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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