Think announces new Board of Directors
Think announced its new Board of Directors on Oct. 12. The Board brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from the highest levels of the clean-tech, EV and automotive fields to Think.
The new leadership team will complement Think’s leading position in the EV sector, and by guiding a rapid European and global expansion, will consolidate the company’s place as one of the first and only manufacturers with a ready-to-market full battery electric vehicle – the award-winning Think City.
The Board will be led by Chairman, Reidar Langmo, a veteran of the global renewable energy industry. Reidar is founding partner and CEO of Novus Energy Partners and was one of the founders of ScanWafer and the Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) – now among the world’s largest integrated solar companies.
As Chairman and CEO of REC, he played a key role in REC’s strategic acquisitions of Komatsu’s silicon plants, and in 2006, achieved the most successful clean energy IPO to date, with a market capitalization for REC of over $8 billion.
Reidar says: “Our new Board brings together an outstanding balance of automotive, EV and clean-tech experts – a team with real hands-on experience in founding and growing successful businesses. It’s the ideal structure to help guide the company as it enters this phase of rapid growth, building on its leading market position in the European EV market, and simultaneously establishing its place in the US market.”
Think’s day-to-day operations will continue to be led by CEO, Richard Canny – a motor industry veteran with 25 years previous experience at Ford Motor Company. He has held key international leadership roles across every major motor manufacturing continent, with positions including President, Ford South America and Director of Strategic Planning for Ford globally.
Richard 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 power-trains, and importantly, the growing order bank of over 2,300 for the Think City.”
View the list of directors on Think.no