XL Fleet Corp. announced on Nov. 1 that its board of directors has appointed Eric Tech as CEO of the company effective Dec. 1, 2021. Tech will also join the board.
Tech brings nearly 35 years of automotive and mobility industry experience and has held senior leadership positions at Navistar International Corporation and Ford Motor Company. He most recently served as senior vice president of corporate development at Navistar.
At Navistar, Tech developed the blueprint for Navistar’s strategic direction and global expansion. At Ford, Tech held various senior level positions, managed nearly $2 billion new product programs, and led various product development, efficiency, and cost-saving initiatives.
Tech succeeds Dimitri Kazarinoff, who is stepping down from his position as CEO to pursue other career opportunities, the announcement says. Kazarinoff will stay on through the end of the year.
“With more than 150 million customer miles, strategic partnerships, and more on-the-road experience than peers, I am confident that XL Fleet is well-positioned in the commercial fleet electrification industry,” Tech said in a statement. “I am invigorated by the many opportunities ahead for XL Fleet’s business, including the expanding XL Grid and electrification-as-a-service offerings, and am ready to get started.”
XL Fleet will report its third quarter 2021 financial results after market close on Nov. 15, 2021.