Published on November 18th, 2016 | by James Ayre0
EVgo Names Dave Schembri As New CEO
The prominent US-based electric vehicle charging station firm EVgo has named a new CEO, Dave Schembri, formerly of the ground expedite and air charter logistics firm Active Aero Group, according to an email sent to EV Obsession.
The appointment is effective as of November 16, 2016, according to the email. As noted there, Schembri is bringing with him a large amount of relevant experience — nearly 4 decades worth, including key sales and marketing roles at Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen of America.
As noted above, Schembri’s most recent position, though, was CEO at the Active Aero Group, which is apparently an “award winning ground expedite and air charter logistics provider.”
This extensive body of experience 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,” as the email put it.
“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,” stated 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.”
The new CEO commented on his appointment as well: “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. 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.”