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CINCINNATI, — Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS) (“Workhorse” or “the Company”), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric-mobility solutions to the transportation sector, announced that Paul Gaitan has stepped down from his position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company, effective immediately.
Gaitan’s departure was not the result of any disagreement with the Company nor any issue related to the Company’s financial statements or accounting practices.
With support from the Board of Directors and other members of the management team, Workhorse has initiated a search with a nationally recognized executive search firm for a new CFO to execute on the company’s long-term growth plans.
In the interim Workhorse Controller Greg Ackerson has assumed operating responsibilities of the CFO and will continue to operate in that capacity until a new CFO has been appointed.
“On behalf of the entire Workhorse team, I want to thank Paul for his years of service and dedication to our organization,” said Company CEO Duane Hughes. “Paul has played an integral part in our evolution from an R&D focused startup through our transition to a production-ready enterprise built for scale. He will be missed, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Hughes continued: “As the next step in our long-term succession plan, we are already actively engaged with an executive search firm to look for Paul’s replacement. Workhorse is in its strongest position to-date, and we now have a real opportunity to take a leading position in the electric delivery vehicle space going forward. As we finalize our plans to begin production later this year, we’ll be looking for the right candidate who embodies both a mix of operational skills and corporate finance experience to enable Workhorse to achieve its full growth potential and maximize shareholder value.”
About Workhorse Group Inc.
Workhorse is a technology company focused on providing electric mobility solutions to the transportation sector. As an American original equipment manufacturer, we design and build high performance battery-electric vehicles including trucks and aircraft. Workhorse also develops cloud-based, real-time telematics performance monitoring systems that are fully integrated with our vehicles and enable fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency. All Workhorse vehicles are designed to make the movement of people and goods more efficient and less harmful to the environment. For additional information visit workhorse.com.
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