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May 05, 2015 4:53 PM ET


Company Overview of Zero Motorcycles, Inc.

Company Overview

Zero Motorcycles, Inc. manufactures electric motorcycles. The company offers street, dirt, and dual sport motorcycles; and accessories, apparel, fairings and bodywork, parts, tires and wheels, and upgrades. It offers its products online and through dealers. Zero Motorcycles, Inc. was formerly known as Electricross, Inc. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Scotts Valley, California.

380 El Pueblo Road

Scotts Valley, CA 95066

United States

Founded in 2006





Key Executives for Zero Motorcycles, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 43
Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director of Europe
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Zero Motorcycles, Inc. Key Developments

Zero Motorcycles, Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

Zero Motorcycles, Inc. announced two additions to the company's executive team. Dennis Gore joins Zero as the vice president of product development, while John Zukoff becomes the vice president of quality. The two senior management roles are newly created, and the pair are based in Zero's Scotts Valley, California, headquarters. As the VP of product development, Dennis Gore brings a hands-on approach to managing the company’s engineering functions and future product projects. He has a strong background in the automotive industry, having held strategic positions with Chery Automobile, Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi. Gore places particular emphasis upon understanding customer expectations and market requirements, which informs the entire product development cycle. John Zukoff, VP of quality, is responsible for developing and enforcing processes to ensure consistent quality from the earliest stages of product development through final motorcycle production with the clear goal of exceeding the expectations of Zero dealers and riders worldwide. Zukoff has experience in leading quality programs with General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Tesla Motors.

Curt Sacks Joins Zero Motorcycles, Inc. as CFO

Zero Motorcycles announced that Curt Sacks has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Sacks brings over 20 years of progressive financial and management experience with both private and public companies. His primary responsibilities with Zero will be to build and lead a world class Finance and Administration team. Sacks had previously served as CFO for GigOptix Inc. and Endwave Corporation. He will be based from Zero's headquarters near Santa Cruz, California and reports to Zero Motorcycles CEO, Richard Walker.

Zero Motorcycles Announces an Indonesian Distribution Partnership with Garansindo Technologies

Zero Motorcycles announced an Indonesian distribution partnership with Garansindo Technologies. The new distributor, that also represents well known brands such as Jeep, Fiat and Chrysler, will extend their business operations to include a new division within their company that will be solely focused on the distribution of Zero's premium electric motorcycles. Garansindo will offer both 2014 and 2015 models. Using the Z-Force(R) Power Tank accessory, the 2015 line offers motorcycles that travel up to 298 kilometers in the city. The flagship Zero SR offers the fastest acceleration with 0-100kph in just 3.3 seconds, 144 Nm of torque and an instant 67hp on hand. The industry leading Z-Force(R) powertrain embodies a philosophy of "sophisticated simplicity" by maximizing the exhilaration of riding and eliminating needless complexity. With instant torque, a nearly silent belt-driven system and no shifting, riders need only focus on enjoying the ride. For the owner, there is no routine powertrain maintenance and the 'fuel' cost is only about a penny per mile. Initial shipments of 2014 models including the Zero SR, Zero DS, and Zero FX models will arrive in November. 2015 models will begin arriving in February.

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