Workhorse Appoints Automotive Industry Veterans Jacqueline Dedo and Pamela Mader to Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS) ("Workhorse" or "the Company"), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric vehicles to the last mile delivery sector, has appointed Jacqueline ("Jacqui") Dedo and Pamela Mader, respectively, to its board of directors. With these additions, Workhorse's board of directors is now expanded from six to eight, including seven independent directors.
Jacqui Dedo comes to Workhorse with over 30 years of global automotive, off highway, industrial and aftermarket experience. She has held various leadership positions at Piston Group, Dana Holding Corp., Motorola, and Robert Bosch Corporation among others and has a proven background in managing full P&L responsibilities for major business units and entire companies responsible for up to $2 billion in revenue. Dedo also has nearly two decades of board membership experience across a variety of automotive, transportation and nonprofit organizations. She is Co-Founder of Aware Mobility, LLC., which is engaged in the technical development, investing, partnering and application of both electrified propulsion and connectivity tools, platforms and applications.
Dedo has been honored on multiple occasions by Automotive News as one of the "Top 100 Leading Women." She is a current Board Member at Cadillac Products, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Detroit Science Center, and a member of the Board of Trustees at Kettering University.
Pamela Mader brings over three decades of automotive industry experience, with a proven track record in leading Fortune 100 manufacturing organizations as well as supporting the growth of emerging growth companies through various business advisory services. She most recently served as the VP of Belcan Consulting Services where she supported Belcan's acquisition of Allegiant International, LLC., overseeing the integration of both business processes and personnel. Prior to that, Mader spent over 15 ears at General Motors in a variety of leadership roles, including numerous plant manager positions where she directed operations for manufacturing of hundreds of thousands of vehicles annually.
Among many other awards and accolades, Mader has been recognized by Automotive News as one of the "Top 100 Leading Women" and was given the "Top Ten Women Community Leader" award from the City of Dayton, Ohio. She has 13 years of board membership experience and is currently an Executive Board Member at the Purdue University's Polytechnic Institute.
"On behalf of the Workhorse board, I would like to formally welcome Jacqui and Pamela to our leadership team," said Company CEO Duane Hughes. "Both Jacqui and Pamela have directly applicable experience in the key areas Workhorse needs to continue in our transition to full-scale production. Their respective automotive experiences at international enterprises managing major vehicle production efforts will be invaluable references as we look to ramp up our capacity during the second half of this year. More generally, we are also looking forward to the new ideas and fresh perspectives that will come from our improved corporate governance structure."
About Workhorse Group Inc.
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Matt Glover and Tom Colton
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