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Automotive expert Thomas Hausch appointed as COO, marketing expert Isa Krupka appointed as CCO
Munich (Germany), July 5, 2018 – The mobility provider Sono Motors has appointed Thomas Hausch and Isa Krupka as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Chief Communications Officer (CCO) with immediate effect. This expands the current management board from four to six positions.
In the newly created role of COO, Thomas Hausch (52) will take responsibility for the development and implementation of business strategies and production decisions. Furthermore, he will be responsible for the management of strategic partners and suppliers. He brings more than 25 years of experience from the automotive industry in the areas of development, production, and sales to his new role as COO. After holding senior management positions at Daimler and Chrysler, Thomas Hausch moved to the California-based Start-Up Coda Automotive, a company specializing in electric mobility. For the last five years, he was CEO of Nissan Center Europe, during which time he continuously pushed for advancing the topic of electromobility.
In the newly created position of CCO, Isa Krupka (56) will lead the corporate communications department, where she will be responsible for the strategic orientation of communications and the company's reputation management. She has many years of experience in the areas of communication, strategic marketing and brand management, including more than 15 years in the international financial sector. In various management positions at Dow Jones Indexes and STOXX Ltd., she led the European and worldwide marketing. Most recently, she worked for the internationally active American asset manager VanEck, where she was responsible for all marketing and press activities outside of the United States.
"With our new colleagues, proven experts in their respective branches, we will take Sono Motors to the next stage of development and strategically align ourselves with the planned growth course of the coming years. With the deep expertise and broad experience of our management team, which is now complete, we are well-prepared to meet the challenges on the way to becoming a global mobility provider. With over 6,000 vehicle reservations and in preparation for series production and market entry at the end of 2019, we are increasingly focusing on topics related to production decisions, brand development, and communication. We are very pleased to have Isa and Thomas on board for this crucial period and are looking forward to leading Sono Motors into the future together with them," says Laurin Hahn, founder, and CEO, Sono Motors.
The Management Board will hereafter consist of the founders and CEOs Laurin Hahn and Jona Christians as well as of Roberto Diesel (CTO), Thomas Hausch (COO), Isa Krupka (CCO) and Martin Sabbione (CFO).
The innovative and owner-led automotive company Sono Motors was founded in 2016 based on the vision of a sustainable mobility concept independent of fossil fuels. The company now boasts an experienced team of engineers, designers, technicians, and industry experts who are developing and building a forward-looking electric car which is suitable for daily use, with integrated solar cells and innovative mobility services.
The carbon emissions generated during the vehicle’s production and manufacturing are entirely offset. The first prototypes were produced in 2017 with the support of renowned investors and crowdfunding, and have since been driven and experienced by more than 13,000 potential customers at test drive road shows. The overwhelming response to the vehicle and mobility concept confirmed the company founders’ vision and is turning it into a reality – the electric car Sion will go into series production.