LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, EVgo announced Dave Schembri as the company's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective November 16, 2016.
Schembri brings nearly four decades of experience to EVgo, primarily in key sales and marketing roles with both Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen of America. Most recently Dave served as the CEO of the Active Aero Group, an award winning ground expedite and air charter logistics provider. His extensive background as a top executive with automotive manufacturers and suppliers will provide EVgo with a unique perspective on how the company can continue making significant headway in delivering public fast charging for drivers and automaker partners, enabling the proliferation of electric vehicles in the United States.
"Following an extensive search process with a strong and diverse group of outstanding executives, we are thrilled to welcome Dave Schembri as the first CEO of the newly independent EVgo," said Reuben Munger, Managing Partner of Vision Ridge Partners, LLC.
"Dave is a remarkably talented leader with the experience, passion, and character to build on EVgo's success to date. I know he is the right partner to work with Vision Ridge and the exceptional EVgo team to expand the nation's leading fast charging network and build a world-class, customer-centric organization that changes the way that people drive."
"Growing up in Detroit, I have always had a deep passion for automobiles. However, besides great styling and being fun to drive, it is critical that they are also environmentally responsible," said Schembri. "I am excited to join EVgo in delivering on its mission to make electric transportation a reality for millions more drivers. EVgo is already leading the way with more than 800 fast chargers across the country and I look forward to working with the team at EVgo and our automotive partners to provide charging solutions for drivers looking to drive cleaner and better cars."
EVgo leads America's electric vehicle revolution. Our mission: Build the nation's largest EV charging network while improving the planet and boosting the economy. We put the right chargers in the right places. Together we unite the EV movement for all, making it unstoppable. EVgo provides access to hundreds of public charging sites across the United States. To find out more, or to join the EVgo network, visit www.evgo.com. Connect with EVgo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @evgonetwork.
About Vision Ridge Partners
Launched in 2008 to invest in transformative growth companies within the sustainable energy sector, Vision Ridge Partners is an investment firm focused on the future. Our vision is to unleash capital markets to solve our generation's greatest challenge: the threat posed to our planet by climate change.