Xos, Inc. Names Kirk Rasmussen as Director of Electrical Engineering
Automotive industry veteran joins from GM, Fisker to lead electrical engineering team
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xos, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOS), a leading manufacturer of fully electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial vehicles, today announced it has hired automotive industry veteran Kirk Rasmussen as Director of Electrical Engineering.
“Our electrical engineering team has a strong leader in Kirk, who brings a wealth of knowledge from his past experiences working in the automotive industry,” said Saleh Heydari, Vice President of Software Engineering at Xos. “We look forward to growing the electrical engineering function further and using Kirk’s expertise to scale our efforts.”
Mr. Rasmussen brings over 30 years of Electrical Engineering experience in the automotive industry. He has worked on various vehicle platforms through working directly for OEMs or through working with OEMs as a customer. He started his career at GE as a project engineer, then went on to work for GM for sixteen years as a senior engineering project manager. From there, Mr. Rasmussen went on to lead electrical engineering efforts at electric vehicle maker Fisker, then at Leoni, a global provider of products and services for energy and data management in the automotive sector.
About Xos, Inc.
Xos, Inc. is an electric mobility company dedicated to decarbonizing commercial trucking fleets. Xos designs and manufactures cost-competitive, fully electric commercial vehicles. The company’s primary focus is on medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that travel on last mile, back-to-base routes of less than 200 miles 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 and commercial EV counterparts. For more information, please visit xostrucks.com.
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