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Exro Technologies appoints former Ford global chief engineer Julie Wurmlinger to board of directors

Since retiring from Ford in 2018, Wurmlinger has launched technical consulting firm OhmTek, which specializes in automotive and electrical engineering solutions

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Wurmlinger began working in product development at Ford in 1986 and quickly grew from engineer to manager, while being awarded three patents for powertrain innovations

Exro Technologies Inc (CVE:EXRO) (OTCQB:EXROF) announced Tuesday that Julie Wurmlinger, an accomplished engineering leader in the automotive industry, has joined the company’s board of directors. 

As a retired global chief engineer from Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and current president/owner of OhmTek LLC with more than 30 years of experience, Wurmlinger brings a global perspective to innovation and product development in the powertrain sector, Exro said in a statement.

Wurmlinger began working in product development at Ford in 1986 and quickly grew from engineer to manager, while being awarded three patents for powertrain innovations.  

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She then continued to impact Ford's leading powertrain systems through her tenure as Global Chief Engineer, winning the SWE Global Leadership Award and UK "Business Insider" Top Female Engineer Award. 

Wurmlinger has lived and worked overseas extensively and has managed several global business units since 2010. Since retiring from Ford in 2018, Wurmlinger launched OhmTek LLC, a technical consulting firm, specializing in automotive and electrical engineering solutions. 

"I am excited to join Exro's Board of Directors," Wurmlinger said. "I look forward to working alongside my fellow Board members and company management to accelerate the commercialization of this truly innovative technology. Exro has an opportunity to add significant value to powertrain sectors globally and I'm looking forward to help bring this technology to market."

"We are pleased to welcome Julie to our Board of Directors at this important stage of Exro's evolution," added Exro CEO Sue Ozdemir. "As a highly respected automotive executive with valuable industry experience, we look forward to Julie's expertise and engagement in guiding our objectives to bring our breakthrough technology to markets globally."

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