Board of Directors
Mr. Sanders is the founding partner of Sanders Ortoli Vaughn-Flam Rosenstadt LLP, the predecessor of the New York based law firm of Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP. He is currently “Of Counsel” to Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP. Mr. Sanders has more than 45 years of experience practicing international corporate law spanning North America, Europe and Asia. He has a BBA from City College of New York, a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School and is a member of the American and New York bar associations.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Paul Rivera joined Electra Meccanica as Chief Executive Officer in August 2019. Before joining Electra Meccanica, Rivera most recently served as President of Ricardo, USA, a division of Ricardo, PLC (LON: RCDO), a 100-year-old global engineering, strategic, and environmental consultancy business with a value chain that includes the design, engineering, testing, and product launch, of vehicle systems, as well as the niche manufacture of high performance products. Previous to that, as Executive VP of Hybrid & Electric Systems at Ricardo, Rivera led the company’s evolution towards an efficient and sustainable low carbon future. Ricardo's engineering and design solutions have had a significant impact on technical developments throughout the auto sector, providing innovative solutions across engines, drivelines and hybrid systems, as well as supporting the development of emerging technologies such as autonomous and connected vehicles. Rivera brings more than two decades of experience in technical consulting, engineering services, general management, global business development, and a deep understanding of engineering in the automotive, transport, and energy industries to Electra Meccanica.
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Ms. Bhullar brings over 25 years of diversified business, financial and risk management experience as an Executive and/or Board Director in both public and private companies which includes such industries in technology, manufacturing, automotive, e-commerce, blockchain, resource, marine, energy, transport and health/wellness.
Among some of the areas of experience, Ms. Bhullar brings expertise in financial & strategic planning, initial public offerings, reverse take overs, operational & risk management, regulatory compliance reporting, capital funding, investor relations, marketing, business expansion, start-up operations, financial modeling, program development, product development, corporate financing, and corporate governance/internal controls.
Ms. Bhullar is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) and as well holds a CRM designation from Simon Fraser University and a diploma in Financial Management from British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President
Henry Reisner is the owner and operator of Intermeccanica, a company with a 60 year plus legacy of custom built sports cars for a global clientele first in Turin Italy, subsequently Vancouver British Columbia since 1982 and now a wholly owned subsidiary of Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. Over the years Intermeccanica conceived, designed and built custom sports cars including the Apollo, Italia, Indra, Porsche Speedster and Porsche Roadster RS for a global clientele. Henry Reisner has substantial experience of the automotive industry with a solid background in the manufacture of fine, high end automobiles. He serves as the chief operating officer overseeing the design and production of Electra Meccanica’s electric cars.
Co-Founder and Director
Jerry Kroll has 20 years of experience as an investor and in leadership serving in executive management roles at tech companies. He has always had a passion for motor sports and is a licensed race car driver. Jerry founded Kleen Speed Technologies developing advanced electric race cars at the NASA Research Park in California. His passion for motor sports combined with clean technologies led him to partner with Henry Reisner of Intermeccanica in the design and production of electric cars. Jerry’s experience in innovative technology start-ups coupled with his knowledge of clean technology allows him to effectively co-ordinate, manage and execute strategies for Electra Meccanica.
Ms. Ingargiola has a diverse experience in capital markets with public companies. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Avalon GloboCare, a leading biotech health care company that is developing cell based therapeutic and diagnostic technologies for cancer and other diseases. Ms. Ingargiola also serves as a Director and Audit Chair of AgEagle, a leading provider of innovative technology-orientated solutions for drone delivery systems. She also serves as Board Director and Audit Chair for BioCoreX a biotech company developing innovative solutions for treatments of addictions. In addition, she has served as Audit Chair for several public companies in the technology, environmental and energy industries. She is a graduate of the University of Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She also has a Master of Health Administration, University of South Florida.
Ms. Yan brings 25 years of experience in advising and managing both publicly traded and private companies. She serves as the President of Joyco Consulting Services, which she founded in 1994 to provide consulting services in the areas of corporate structuring, business development and strategic planning initiatives.
Ms. Yan has served on the Board of Directors of several public and private companies, including the Zongshen Industrial Group, Electra Meccanica’s strategic manufacturing partner. Recently, she led a transaction that enabled a Chinese company to acquire a 49% interest in Harbour Air, the largest sea plane operator in North America.
Mr. Savagian is a pioneer in automotive electrification, with a broad spectrum of expertise in the technology, development, launch and production of electric vehicles. In 1990 he began work on the General Motors EV1, the first modern electric vehicle and was named Chief Engineer of Electric Propulsion Systems in 1998. Later, as General Director of Electrified Propulsion, he built and led multiple teams to innovate, engineer and execute the full range of electrified vehicle propulsion systems. His accomplishments at General Motors include 13 electrified autos brought to production. Notably, these include the first modern Electric Vehicle, the GM EV1, the first plug-in hybrid, the Chevy Volt, and the industry’s first long-range value EV, the Chevy Bolt.
Mr. Savagian is presently Senior VP of Engineering at Ampaire, an electric aircraft startup company where he directs innovation, design, development and certification of electric propulsion systems and their integration into short-haul, fixed-wing electric aircrafts. He holds 44 patents and has authored 17 technical publications in the field of electrification. Mr. Savagian holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, an MS in Operations Research Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Duke University.