Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced a number of strategic appointments to its Executive Management Team.
The confirmation comes soon after the company revealed its ambitious Road-to-Zero Emissions strategy, launching four full-electric commercial vehicles, increasing its projected sales volumes by over 500% and expansion into additional European, US and Asian markets.
- John Burrows appointed as Chief Financial Officer.
- Casper Norden joins Volta Trucks as Chief Strategy Officer.
- Mornie Robertson hired as Chief Human Resources Officer.
John Burrows (pictured, left) has been appointed as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, bringing 10+ years’ experience in venture backed scale up organizations with extensive fundraising and investor relations knowledge. He has previously worked in CFO positions within cyber security, proptech and fintech lending businesses.
Casper Norden (pictured, centre) has also joined Volta Trucks as Chief Strategy Officer having been an Advisor to the company’s Board of Directors since May 2019. For the past four years, he has worked for Peltarion, a Stockholm-based Artificial Intelligence software and solutions provider, most recently as CFO. Prior to this, he worked with start-ups and venture capital investments at EQT Ventures and Crowdcube.
Finally, Mornie Robertson (pictured, right) has been appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer at a time of significant growth as the company ramps up the recruitment of its engineering, commercial and in-market experts. Mornie has extensive experience of automotive start-up companies having held global and European Human Resources leadership roles for Tesla as well as sitting on the Executive Board that established INEOS Automotive, in addition to HR roles with Porsche GB and BMW UK.
Commenting on the appointments, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, Essa Al-Saleh, said: “I am delighted to welcome John, Casper and Mornie to the Executive Management Team of Volta Trucks. We are in a period of rapid growth as we accelerate our plans to deliver the world’s first purpose-built full-electric commercial vehicle to the marketplace as quickly as possible. We are attracting some exceptionally talented individuals to Volta Trucks, building a team of world-class experts within a nimble and agile company culture.
“We have significant tail winds demonstrated by a very strong order book, driven by Volta Trucks’ unique design and IP addressing sustainability and systemic health and safety issues in urban transport. With forthcoming legislation driving a transition from ICE to zero emission fleets, and customer demand, we will continue to build the team to help us deliver on our ambitious objectives.”
About the Volta Zero
The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for inner-city logistics, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centres. Designed from the ground up with an operating pure-electric range of 150 – 200 kms (95 – 125 miles), the Volta Zero will eliminate an estimated 1.2M tonnes of CO2 by 2025.
Safety is also at the heart of Volta Trucks, with its ambition of producing the safest trucks for our cities. The Volta Zero was designed for electric from the outset, which facilitates a step-change in vehicle, driver and pedestrian safety. Thanks to the removal of the internal combustion engine, the operator of a Volta Zero sits in a central driving position, with a much lower seat height than a conventional truck. This combination, plus a glass house-style cab design, gives the driver a wide 220-degrees of visibility, minimising dangerous blind spots. The prototype Volta Zero was launched in September 2020, with the first vehicles expected to be operating with customers in late 2021.
About Volta Trucks
Volta Trucks is a start-up full-electric goods vehicle manufacturer and services company. Volta Trucks has offices in Sweden, France and the UK and is partnering with a number of global leaders in the supply chain for the development and production of the Volta Zero
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