ElectraMeccanica Announces Management Changes
Mark Orsmond Assumes CFO Role
Bal Bhullar Appointed Chief Compliance Officer
Tony Dent Named General Counsel
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) (“ElectraMeccanica” or the “Company”), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles revolutionizing the urban driving experience, today announced that Mark Orsmond, an experienced finance executive, will become Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. In addition, Bal Bhullar will now assume the newly-created role of Chief Compliance Officer, and Tony Dent, a seasoned legal professional, has now been appointed General Counsel of the Company.
Kevin Pavlov, Chief Executive Officer of ElectraMeccanica, stated, “Today, I’m both pleased and excited to announce that ElectraMeccanica has added two new, superior executives to our leadership team. Their experience and leadership will be critical to ElectraMeccanica at this pivotal stage of our growth and localization. We welcome Mark and Tony to the team and look forward to our future collaboration. I am also pleased to confirm the appointment of Bal Bhullar as Chief Compliance Officer and thank her for her years of service as ElectraMeccanica’s Chief Financial Officer.”
Mr. Orsmond is a seasoned finance and corporate development executive who has held multiple CFO roles at engineering and technology-driven companies, including, most recently, his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Taiga Motors, a leading public provider of all-electric off-road vehicles. Mr. Orsmond’s finance experience also includes fundraising, taking companies public and corporate development/M&A, both nationally and internationally, and he is also credentialled in supply chain management.
Ms. Bhullar will be assuming the newly-created role of Chief Compliance Officer given both her professional experience at ElectraMeccanica and elsewhere, and her deep knowledge regarding the Company, its operations and its practices. In this role, Ms. Bhullar will be invaluable to both the finance and legal functions of the organization as it pushes towards commercial scale, smoothing the expected transition to full, onshore manufacturing capabilities at the end of 2022.
Mr. Dent comes to ElectraMeccanica most recently from Harley-Davidson, where he steadily expanded a diverse portfolio of legal roles across the entire company, both inside and outside the US, including as their LiveWire division’s Chief Counsel, where he served as primary counsel to Harley-Davidson’s electric vehicle operations. With significant commercial and international law experience, Mr Dent’s portfolio at ElectraMeccanica will include, without limitation, the Company’s licensing efforts - essential to expanding EMV’s ability to sell more vehicles.
About ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.
ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) is a designer and manufacturer of environmentally efficient electric vehicles (EVs). The company’s flagship vehicle is the innovative, purpose-built, single-seat EV called the SOLO. This three-wheeled vehicle will revolutionize the urban driving experience, including commuting, delivery and shared mobility. Engineered for a single occupant, it offers a unique driving experience for the environmentally conscious consumer. Depending on driving conditions, temperature and climate controls, the SOLO has a range of up to 100 miles and a top speed of up to 80 mph. The SOLO also features front and rear crumple zones, side impact protection, roll bar, torque-limiting control as well as power steering, power brakes, air conditioning and a Bluetooth entertainment system. It blends a modern look with safety features at an accessible price point of $18,500 (MSRP) for the consumer model and $24,500 (MSRP) for the delivery-oriented SOLO Cargo model, which features an expanded cargo box to accommodate a wide variety of fleet and commercial applications. The SOLO is currently available for order here. For more information, please visit www.electrameccanica.com.
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Source: ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.
Released August 23, 2022