Xos, Inc. Celebrates 300th Employee Hire in New Video

27 Jan 2022

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xos, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOS), a leading manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 commercial electric vehicles and powertrains, and provider of charging infrastructure and fleet management software, today announced it has hit 300 employees and unveiled a video celebrating the milestone and growth of the company in the last year.

“We are so excited about our growth and all the bright new talent joining the company,” said Dakota Semler, Chief Executive Officer. “We are only as strong as our workforce and the breadth of experiences and diversity of points of view at the company have propelled us forward. The most exciting part is we are just getting started and look forward to filling the dozens of open roles right now on the team.”

Xos staff has grown by 450% across all departments. Xos will continue its hiring efforts into 2022 to develop robust departmental teams and to cement senior leadership roles.

Notable recent hires include Scott Zion, Director of Medium Duty Vehicles, Kirk Rasmussen, Director of Electrical Engineering, Justin Yee, Director of Advanced Vehicle Engineering, and Mathew Freiheit, Chief Engineer. In addition, two new Independent Directors were recently named to the board at Xos: Anousheh Ansari and Alice K. Jackson.

Xos’ 300th hire milestone and current recruiting goals will help the company on its journey to scale both operations and production.

To learn more about the Xos staff and culture, watch the video linked here.

About Xos, Inc.
Xos is a leading original equipment manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 commercial electric vehicles and powertrains, and provides charging infrastructure and fleet management software for fleets. The company’s primary focus is on medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that travel on last-mile, back-to-base routes of 200 miles or less per day. The company leverages its proprietary technologies to provide commercial fleets with zero-emission vehicles that are easier to maintain and more cost-efficient on a total cost of ownership (TCO) basis than their internal combustion engine counterparts. For more information, please visit www.xostrucks.com.

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