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Exro Technologies taps automotive and power electronics industry innovator Eric Hustedt as chief of engineering

In the new role, Hustedt will consolidate the responsibilities of the VP of Engineering held by Torsten Broeer who is retiring, and chief technology officer Ari Berger who will close out his role with Exro in June

Exro Technologies -- taps automotive and power electronics industry innovator Eric Hustedt as chief of engineering
The executive will advance the rapid commercialization of Exro's new class of control technology for electric motors and powertrains

Exro Technologies Inc (CSE:XRO)(OTCQB:EXROF) said Thursday that it has appointed Eric Hustedt, an innovator in automotive and power electronics, as the company’s new chief of engineering.

In a statement, the Vancouver-based cleantech company that has developed a new class of control technology for electric powertrains, noted that as the boss of the company's engineering department in Calgary, Alberta, Hustedt will be instrumental in advancing the rapid commercialization of Exro's technology.

In the new role, Hustedt will consolidate the responsibilities of the VP of Engineering held by Torsten Broeer who is retiring, and chief technology officer Ari Berger who will close out his role with Exro in June.

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“We wish to thank Broeer and Berger for all their contributions to Exro and we wish them both well with their new endeavours,” the company said in a statement. Both Broeer and Berger will continue to support Exro in consulting positions on an as-needed basis.

Exro Technologies CEO Sue Ozdemir said Hustedt offers the company a “unique technological skillset” to ensure it continues to “develop and innovate technology” and align with its focus on commercialization.

"I am excited Eric has agreed to join Exro and lead further engineering innovations as chief of engineering in our Calgary operation. This is another carefully considered addition to our team as we rapidly commercialize Exro's disruptive technology and increase our focus on the mobility industry. I also want to take this opportunity to thank both Torsten and Ari for their contributions to Exro," she added.

Hustedt has more than two decades of experience in automotive power and electronic innovations as well as product development. He spent 15 years with International Rectifiers Automotive and more recently was the senior engineer at KSR International, a global manufacturer of automotive power technologies and products. He is a graduate of the Engineering School of the University of Canterbury, in New Zealand.

"Exro's technology is unique and it will dramatically improve the performance and sustainability of electric motors and their systems in numerous commercial applications," said Hustedt.

"I am particularly excited by the advances we will be offering to the mobility space, where the performance of electric motors - in everything from cars, to e-bikes to scooters and commercial truck vehicles - can be dramatically improved by Exro."

Hustedt will relocate from Halifax to Calgary with his wife.

Exro's technology improves energy systems by dynamically sensing and adapting varying inputs and matching them to desired outputs, creating performance gains and an extended lifespan.

Contact the author Uttara Choudhury at [email protected]

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