Founder & 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.
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.
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 FTE Networks, a leading provider of innovative technology-orientated solutions for network infrastructure and intelligent buildings. Ms. Ingargiola is a former Chief Financial Officer and current board member of MagneGas Corporation. 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.
Shaun Greffard is a management professional with more than 20 years experience across multiple industries. He is currently providing industry advisory services to Star America Infrastructure Partners, an independent US headquartered developer and manager of infrastructure assets in North America. Shaun has developed expertise in overhauling underperforming business units and analyzing and removing operational flaws to improve performance and profitability. Mr. Greffard honed his skills in varying roles at an IBM owned company, at the Canadian telecommunications giant, Telus, including marketing for a $100 million division, and at Ledcor, a diversified North American construction company, where he negotiated a $600 million P3 telecommunications contract and ran the P&L of its Canadian telecommunications division.
The Honourable Jack Austin brings to Electra Meccanica a distinguished career of more than 50 years, including the teaching and practice of business law, experience as a corporate executive, and extensive experience in public policy. He served as a Deputy Minister, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, as a Senator representing British Columbia, and as Cabinet Minister in the Governments of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Prime Minister Paul Martin. Mr. Austin served as President of the Canada China Business Council from 1993 to 2000, and for the following three years as Vice-Chairman.
Mr. Austin retired from the Canadian Senate in 2007 and resumed his activity in the private sector, during which time he served on the advisory council of several leading academic institutions, including the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
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.