Zero Motorcycles Names Walker as CEO

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Over two years ago, Zero Motorcycles began building its executive management team, seeking those with “motorcycle industry experience along with leaders from other high tech fields to create the ideal blend of background and experience for success in this dynamic new and emerging consumer market.”

And on Tuesday, another member was added to the senior leadership team – Richard Walker, who joins the California-based electric motorcycle company as Chief Executive Officer.

Walker arrives at Zero Motorcycles with more than 30 years of business experience, including Hewlett Packard (HP), where he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Desktop Business Division, and was also responsible for the HP Pavilion, Compaq Presario and HP Touchsmart Product Lines.More recently, Walker served as Executive Vice President of the Products Group at Control4.

Philippe Amouyal (board member of Zero Motorcycles and Managing Director of The Invus Group, LLC, the investment group who has been backing Zero Motorcycles through its growth) says: “The entire board is delighted that Richard is taking the helm of the Zero Motorcycles executive team.

“Richard will contribute great business acumen, superb leadership, deep executive management skills and profound consumer insights to drive Zero Motorcycles forward and further enhance its leadership position in a critically important and fast-growing segment of the motorcycle industry and build a powerful, trusted consumer brand.

“Zero Motorcycles is in the enviable position of benefiting from the combined efforts of a very deep executive team that is committed to its success, to the success of its business partners and to the delight of the fast-growing number of consumers enjoying the thrill and unbridled joy of owning and riding a Zero Motorcycle.”

Richard Walker says: “This is a tremendous opportunity to join a dynamic team and help lead a new and innovative company to higher levels of performance and success. My goal is to ensure that Zero Motorcycles continues to grow and lead the electric motorcycle industry through product innovation and sound management, while never losing sight of our goal to build a ‘better motorcycle’ for our customers to enjoy.”

Zero Motorcycles says Walker’s selection as CEO completes the formation of the executive management team, a process that began over two years ago. Karl Wharton remains with Zero as COO. Walker’s addition builds on the extensive recruitment of executive staff at Zero, which includes John Borofka, Abe Askenazi, John Lloyd, Jay Friedland, Mark Kennedy and Scot Harden.

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