Green Tech Automotive welcomes Paul Ritchie
Paul S. Ritchie will now lend his 41 years of experience to a U.S. automobile manufacturer of a green electric vehicle. You know times are changing when veterans come on board to help new, green companies.
We met Paul Ritchie last year at the official unveiling of the CODA electric car (EV). Paul came on board to help the electric car manufacturing arm of the company bring to fruition the CODA. Today, Paul lends his experience to GreenTech Automotive. We will have an interview ready for you tomorrow.
(Sept. 16, 2013) McLean, Va. – GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, announced today that Paul S. Ritchie has joined the company as senior vice president of engineering.
Mr. Ritchie has worked for 41 years in the automotive industry, and brings a deep knowledge of the business and a range of experience that has taken him from the shop floor to top executive positions. He has overseen engineering processes of major automotive manufacturers, including DaimlerChrysler, General Motors and Porsche, and has led the engineering process for electric vehicles.
“Mr. Ritchie brings an extensive knowledge of the automotive industry and an impressive ability as an engineer,” said Charles Wang, president and CEO of GTA. “He has been instrumental in developing well-known and widely respected vehicles from the Ford D-series truck to the Cadillac ATS and the Volkswagen Golf to the Porsche Cayman, among others. His experiences make Mr. Ritchie an invaluable addition to the GTA engineering team, and add important momentum to bring our company and products to the next level.”
“I have spent my career in the automotive industry, and GTA represents all the best parts of the future of the industry – innovative technology, a developing niche market and an exciting business model,” Ritchie said. “I’m thrilled to join the team and build on the strong foundation GTA has laid for its future. I consider this opportunity as my investment in the future, and I am confident about the return of this investment. ”
Mr. Ritchie holds a degree in mechanical engineering and product design from Kingston upon Hull College of Technology, and a Full Technological Certificate from the City and Guilds of London.
About GreenTech Automotive:
GreenTech Automotive (GTA) is a U.S.-based automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles. GTA’s core values encompass green technology, affordability and U.S. job creation. GTA’s first vehicle is MyCar, a two-seat electric vehicle with a range of up to 115 miles. GTA operates a pilot manufacturing facility in Horn Lake, Mississippi,and is developing a manufacturing facility with annual production capacity of 30,000 vehicles in Tunica, Mississippi. For more information, visit www.greentechforamerica.com or connect on Twitter @wmgta.