Former GM Executive Tony Posawatz joins Zapp as Board Advisor
The company would like to announce that Tony Posawatz has been appointed as Zapp’s Board Advisor.
Tony Posawatz, P. E., is currently President/CEO of Invictus iCAR
(innovation Consulting Advisory Resources); focusing on automotive-tech company
advancement. Was formerly the Executive-in-Charge of Global Electric Vehicle
Development & Vehicle Line Director, Chevrolet Volt at General Motors (GM).
He also served as the President/CEO of Fisker Automotive, and is a Board
Director of several auto-tech companies (Lucid Motors, Metalsa, INRIX, Nexeon,
Spiers New Technologies (SNT), SemaConnect, Beam Global (BEEM), Renovo Auto), and an Advisor/Advisory Board member for Trilantic Capital Partners, Fermata
Energy, Zapp Scooters, Secure America’s Future Energy - SAFE Electrification
Tony is considered a leader on the future of mobility, electric
drive EV ecosystem, automotive innovation and integration of future
transportation technologies - ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared).
“As an automotive expert, I have helped pioneer many 4-wheeled
innovations in mobility. The team at
Zapp Scooters has developed one of the most exciting products in the 2-wheeled
space. A set of solutions that bring
design-driven, high-performance, clean-tech fun. The i300 electric product is a
category-buster that must be experienced and will deliver freedom to those that
ride.”, said Posawatz.
An automotive professional with nearly 40 years of industry experience,
Posawatz is best known for many product innovations, leading his product
development teams to numerous awards including both Motor Trend "Truck of
the Year" & "Car of the Year" honours and many industry
firsts. His product/general management experience extends to leadership with
GM's "Fortune 25" Full-size truck business, initiating new brands
like Escalade & Avalanche (as well as Volt which retired as all-time US
plug-in sales leader, Ampera, ELR for cars) and creating new industry segments
short-box trucks, large luxury SUV’s as well as pioneering electric
Tony has also been recognised as an Automotive News All-Star &
Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Award winner among other awards and
served as Chairman, Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA). He was a
GM Undergraduate Scholar (BSME - Wayne State University, 1982) and GM
Graduate Fellow (MBA - Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, 1986) along with receiving (8) GM Chairman’s Honours Awards.
Former ODP soccer player who enjoys coaching/mentoring youth.
“I have always regarded Tony as one of the founding fathers of the
EV sector. Having someone as substantial as Tony join the team is a great
honour for me and our whole team at Zapp. His unrivalled experience in leading
the automotive industry through electrification, product development and other
innovations will undoubtedly help Zapp to realise its long term goal of speeding
up the electrification of the global two-wheeled market.”, said Swin
Chatsuwan, Zapp’s CEO.
Zapp had earlier appointed Summit Group, one of the Southeast Asia’s
largest automotive Tier-1s, as the contract assembler for the i300, and is
currently working with Summit Group to deliver the first batch of i300s to
customers later this year.