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Tony Posawatz, the former head of the Volt program at General Motors, has been named the new CEO of Fisker, as the automaker hunkers down on development of its second model, the Fisker Atlantic.
Posawatz is now the third CEO to man the helm at Fisker, following the appointment of Tom LaSorda this past February, who took the reigns from the company’s founder, namesake and current Executive Chairman, Henrik Fisker.
“We are delighted to be adding an executive of Tony’s caliber to the Fisker Automotive leadership team,” Fisker said in a statement released today. “His depth of knowledge and experience in this innovative field of new technology means that he is one of the world’s most experienced leaders in vehicle electrification technology and the plug-in ecosystem. In the long-term he will ensure that Fisker is well-positioned to maximize the potential of not only the Karma sedan, but also bring the Fisker Atlantic smoothly to market.”
Posawatz certainly has the bone fides to work for Fisker, with over three decades of experience in product development, management and manufacturing, along with spearheading GM’s electric vehicle development – specifically leading the team that brought the Chevrolet Volt to market – as well as holding down the chairman of the board for the Electric Drive Transportation Association.