Friday, December 16, 2011

LaSorda joins Fisker Automotive

 Former Chrysler chief executive officer Tom LaSorda has been named Vice Chairman of the Fisker Automotive board of directors and chairman of the board's strategy council  LaSorda will also work as an executive advisor to the management team on day to day operations, reporting to co‑founder and CEO, Henrik Fisker.  Fisker Automotive is launching its first vehicles into the automotive markets.
 LaSorda has more than 30 years of experience  with both General Motors where he held several executive positions and Chrysler, which he joined in 2009. He retired in 2009 when the company was facing  bankruptcy.
He is currently a co-founder of a venture capital fund – Stage 2 Innovations – with Manoj Bhargava, the sole investor and owner of 5-hour ENERGY based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. 
In his new role, LaSorda will work closely with Fisker Automotive’s Chief Operations Officer, Bernhard Koehler, Chief Financial Officer, Joe DaMour, and newly appointed Chief Commercial Officer, Richard Beattie.
“We are delighted to welcome Tom to the leadership team of Fisker Automotive,” said co-founder and CEO Henrik Fisker. “The company is entering a new stage of growth, to which Tom’s strategic vision and experience will be vital," Fiskers said.
Ray Lane, Fisker Automotive's chairman said, "LaSorda is joining a Board that has recently been expanded to include Mindy Grossman, Scott Sandell and Timothy Shriver."
Grossman is CEO and a Director of Home Shopping Network, Scott Sandell is a general partner with New Enterprise Associates where he focuses on investments in information technology and alternative energy and Shriver is an entrepreneur and film producer, who is also Chairman and CEO of the Special Olympics. By Joseph Szczesny


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