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Company Overview of Wrightspeed, Inc.

Company Overview

Wrightspeed, Inc. manufactures powertrains for vehicle manufacturers and commercial fleet operators. It offers a Wrightspeed Circuit; a plug and play repower kit for medium duty fleet trucks; and a range-extended electric vehicle powertrain. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in San Jose, California.

2540 Junction Avenue

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Founded in 2005

Phone:

650-787-8729

Fax:

408-944-9493

Key Executives for Wrightspeed, Inc.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 59
Chief Business Officer
Vice President of Manufacturing
Supply Chain Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Wrightspeed, Inc. Key Developments

Wrightspeed Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

Wrightspeed Inc. has announced that it has appointed four advanced engineering and commercialization veterans. Tim Dummer, Greg Anderson, Erin Sawyer and Vlad Kalika are joining the Business Operations, Production and Engineering teams respectively. Tim Dummer, Chief Business Officer. A veteran of Fortune 100's including GE and DuPont, Dummer has led the commercialization of 10+ world-first technologies ranging from advanced materials, electrical systems & biotechnology. Most recently at Rennovia and Solazyme, he has forged strategic global partnerships and negotiated technical, commercial & distribution agreements worth up to $20+ M/year, resulting in new businesses with $100+ M/year revenues. Dummer will oversee all aspects of strategic partnerships, customer relationships and product growth at Wrightspeed. Greg Anderson, Vice President of Manufacturing. With deep expertise in the advanced manufacturing sector, most recently at Restoration Robotics, Anderson has led manufacturing from inception to mass commercialization and has been instrumental in implementing the methodology required to bring products from proof of concept to commercialization. Anderson will combine his experience and skill with knowledge of high-performance vehicles to manage all aspects of Wrightspeed's supply chain and production. Erin Sawyer, Supply Chain Director. Bringing over 15 years of automotive and controls expertise from some of the biggest names in the industry, from Tesla Motors and Ford to Honeywell and Cummins, Sawyer has led teams geared at improving efficiency and fuel economy in the commercial vehicles space. In her most recent role as the Head of Purchasing for Core Technologies at Tesla, Sawyer developed strategic sourcing and procurement strategies to scale production for the Model S and X. Now, at Wrightspeed, Sawyer will spearhead strategic sourcing, global supply chain management, and product development as the company commercializes its powertrain technology. Vlad Kalika, Director of Engineering. As one of the first hires at Bloom Energy, Kalika was key in accelerating the commercialization of the company's solid oxide fuel cell technology. At Wrightspeed, Kalika will bring his talents in optimizing efficiency to lead engineering developments for the Route powertrains.

Infratil and NZ Bus Announces $30 Million Deal with Wrightspeed Inc. to Supply its Electric Powertrain Technology - the Route™ 500

Infratil announced a $30 million deal with Wrightspeed Inc. to supply its electric powertrain technology - the Route™ 500, which it intends to deploy on its public transport business through NZ Bus. NZ Bus will receive its first Wrightspeed powertrains by mid-2016, and begin the process of fitting and testing immediately, with a view to having a first electric-powered bus on the road by the last quarter of 2016.

Wrightspeed Launches New Turbine Range Extender for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Powertrain

Wrightspeed has launched a turbine generator called the Fulcrum to be used as part of the company's range-extended system for electric vehicles. The Fulcrum will not provide direct propulsion to the drive wheels like parallel hybrid architectures; rather, it will be used to recharge the battery system whenever required. The company claims the 80-kW generator to be 30% more efficient than present-day turbine generators with triple useable power, attributable to its two-stage compression process and unique recuperation design. The generator weighs nearly 250 lb - around one-10th of weight of its piston generator counterparts and is expected to have a 10,000-hour lifetime.

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