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U.S. EV maker, Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), has announced the appointment of Richard F. Dauch as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 2nd, 2021. He will also join the Company’s Board of Directors.

Dauch succeeds Duane Hughes who has served as CEO from February, 2019 to August 1, 2021. He previously served as the CEO of Delphi Technologies where he successfully completed the spin-off from Aptiv and then executed a merger with BorgWarner in October, 2020.

Workhorse focuses on providing sustainable and cost-effective, drone-integrated electric vehicles to the last mile delivery sector.

Dauch says: “This is an exciting time to be a part of and lead the Workhorse team as we continue to ramp up operations, integrate our supply base and refine last mile delivery solutions to meet the needs of our expanding customer base. Our goal is to serve our clients with an industry-leading portfolio of last mile delivery solutions including electric truck and drone delivery technologies. I look forward to working with our team in creating industry leading value for our customers and shareholders as we execute our transition from an advanced technology start-up to a leading manufacturer of last mile delivery solutions.” 

Ray Chess, Non-Executive Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, adds: “Rick’s proven team leadership capabilities, industry expertise, customer focus and successful operational track record make him ideally suited to lead Workhorse into its next phase of operational ramp-up and growth during this dynamic industry shift to electric last mile delivery services. The board would also like to thank Duane Hughes for his leadership and dedication as CEO over the last two years. Duane stepped into the role at a difficult time, focused our innovation portfolio, and laid the groundwork for Workhorse to take this important step.”

Workhorse designs and builds high performance, battery-electric vehicles including trucks and aircraft. Workhorse also develops cloud-based, real-time telematics performance monitoring systems that are fully integrated with our vehicles and enable fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency. 

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