Autel Energy, an EV charging and energy solutions provider, has appointed John Thomas to lead its newly created North American business unit as chief operating officer. Thomas will oversee sales, marketing, manufacturing and strategy at Autel Energy and will report to Chloe Hung, CEO of Autel U.S.A.
“John is the right person to lead Autel Energy through our dynamic growth,” said Hung. “We are aggressively investing in people and products, positioning ourselves as a leading global player in the electric vehicle and energy space. Together, John and I will pursue the North American market, creating partnerships, growing initiatives and brand expansion, and maintaining and building on the strengths and culture of our core business.”
Thomas brings more than 30 years of automotive, government relations and transportation expertise, including more than five years of leadership in the EV space. He previously served as president and CEO of Webasto Charging Systems Inc., leading the organization’s transition from its core business as a Tier I automotive parts supplier to the EV charging space. He set a comprehensive strategy leading to substantial business growth and transformation.
“As the nation pivots toward renewable energy solutions, Autel Energy is poised to help the transition through disruptive technology that benefits our team, our customers and the planet,” said Thomas. “As Autel Energy embarks on its journey to becoming a powerhouse in the North American market, I am confident that my experience, combined with Autel Energy’s products and value proposition, will drive the company into a leading position in the EV market during this pivotal moment.”