SPI Energy’s Phoenix Motorcars Appoints Early Tesla Employee - Edmund Shen - as New VP of Product Management and Supply Chain
SANTA CLARA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 20, 2021 / SPI Energy Co., Ltd., (NASDAQ:SPI) (the "Company"), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, today announced Phoenix Motorcars, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company's EdisonFuture subsidiary, appointed Edmund Shen as its new Vice President, Product Management and Supply Chain.
Shen was interviewed and hired by Elon Musk as an early Tesla employee when the company was still as small startup in 2009. During his seven years at Tesla, he led many key projects of Tesla EV product development and global launch programs, contributing to Tesla's Roadster, Model S, Model X, Model 3, Powerwall, and Powerpack programs, as well as OEM programs for Mercedes Benz B-Class EV, and Toyota Rav 4 EV programs. In 2016, Shen became one of the earliest founding members of SERES EV as the company's Senior Director of Product Management, Supply Chain Development & Management, and Product Marketing.
Previously, Shen held product manager, new product development program leader, marketing manager, electrical engineer, and systems engineer roles at leading global semiconductor companies, including Applied Materials, Lam Research, and KLA.
"Edmund has a proven track record specializing in leading new product development and new technology startups with experience taking products from concept to market launch, with limited resources and in fast-paced environments," stated Tarek Helou, COO of Phoenix Motorcars. "He intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through a market, brings them together into a coherent whole, and drives technology, productization, and business advantages. We are excited to welcome him to the Phoenix Motorcars team."
About SPI Energy
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company's expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.
For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company's public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov.
About Phoenix Motorcars
Phoenix Motorcars is a leader in developing medium-duty electric vehicles for commercial markets with a primary focus on class 3 & 4 vehicles. Phoenix Motorcars strives to provide fleets with clean transportation and renewable energy through advanced technology solutions and remains committed to excellence in electric vehicle innovation. Phoenix Motorcars offers a range of vehicle configurations, including shuttle buses, utility trucks, service trucks, flatbed trucks, walk-in vans, cargo trucks and school buses. For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com.
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