Think, the Scandinavian electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, has appointed a new board of directors to help lead its European and then global expansion.
The board will be led by chairman, Reidar Langmo, a founding partner and chief executive officer of Novus Energy Partners and was one of the founders of ScanWafer and the Renewable Energy Corporation (REC).
Think’s day-to-day operations will continue to be led by chief executive officer, Richard Canny.
Canny said: “The newly formed board concludes an important phase of re-structuring for Think.
“Our focus now is to build on the foundations recently completed with the $47m capital raise, the strategic alliance in Europe with Valmet Automotive for manufacturing engineering, production and further product development, our new partnership with Ener1 Inc for supply of ‘plug and play’ EV powertrains, and importantly, the growing order bank of over 2,300 for the Think City.”
The new board members are (in alphabetical order):
- Ken Baker, former program manager for General Motors electric vehicles (GMEV) and vice president, GM research and development.
- Steinar Fossen, investment director, Investinor AS. Fossen represents the Norwegian Government’s venture capital fund, Investinor.
- Charles Gassenheimer, chairman and CEO, lithium-ion battery producer Ener1 Inc. Since 2006, Gassenheimer has shepherded automotive lithium-ion battery producer He will guide the Think/EnerDel partnership for EV power-train supply.
- William E. “Wilber” James, founder and managing general partner, RockPort Capital Partners.
- Ulrich Thum, former president and CEO of Fiat Group, Switzerland and former managing director, BMW Greater China.