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Clarience Technologies Names EVP of Corporate Development

David Jacobs joins Clarience as electric and autonomous technologies gain momentum.


Clarience Technologies, a global leader in advanced transportation technologies, has hired David Jacobs as executive vice president, Corporate Development, to accelerate the company’s global expansion into new and adjacent product categories that complement its current portfolio of companies. 


“As our industry continues to witness the ripple effects of electric and autonomous technologies, positioning Clarience Technologies for success in the future of transportation has never been more important,” said Brian Kupchella, CEO of Clarience Technologies. “David is the proven leader we need to direct strategic investment activities and grow our family of companies, strengthening our global footprint and allowing us to continue to advance future industry thinking.”

Jacobs most recently served as vice president of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at TopBuild Corp., North America’s leading installer and specialty distributor of insulation and building material products. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking and private equity in positions at Capstreet, Goldman Sachs, Intervale Capital and UBS, having first started his career in management consulting with Bain & Co. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University and a Master of Business Administration from Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 


Michigan-based Clarience Technologies is the parent company to Truck-Lite, RIGID, Lumitec and LED Autolamps advanced LED lighting, DAVCO filtration systems, ECCO and Code-3 safety systems, and the Road Ready and Fleetilla advanced telematics brands.