SOURCE: VIA Motors

November 21, 2013 09:42 ET

VIA Appoints John Weber as CEO to Lead VIA's Manufacturing Ramp Up

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) - VIA Motors announced today that John Weber, former president and CEO of Remy, International, Inc. has accepted an invitation to join VIA Motors and serve as VIA's new Chief Executive Officer.

"John's many years of experience as an auto industry manufacturer and his keen leadership skills make him a tremendous asset to VIA Motors as we ramp up production and work more closely with OEMs," said Kraig Higginson, co-founder of VIA and former CEO. We are fortunate to have John's expertise and experience, Higginson noted. Mr. Higginson will continue serving on VIA's board of directors.

"I am thrilled to be a part of VIA's team and work with a company that I truly believe is transforming the industry," said Weber. "We have seen new technology revolutionize communications, information and medicine, it is now time to reap the benefits of electrification by manufacturing affordable, practical and reliable full-size electric vehicles for the mass market," concluded Weber.

The appointment of Mr. Weber marks the transition from the development company into a significant player in electric automobile manufacturing. Remy is a key supplier to both General Motors and VIA, and has been working with VIA Motors under a joint development agreement since 2011. Prior to working with Remy, Weber has held executive positions at several leading companies including GE, Allied Signal, McKinsey, Honeywell and Shell. Weber has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard University. 

About VIA Motors
VIA Motors is a privately held electric vehicle development and manufacturing company. VIA employs a streamlined second stage manufacturing process to integrate its proprietary V-DRIVE™ power train into new OEM vehicles, then sells directly to fleets under the VTRUX™ brand name. VIA VTRUX deliver up to 40-mile battery range and unlimited extended range, averaging over 100 mpg in typical daily driving. More information on VIA Motors may be found at: VIAmotors.com.  Video with Bob Lutz: VIAmotors.com/erev. Online calculator to estimate savings: VIAmotors.com/payback

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