CUPERTINO, Calif. – March 16, 2009 – Coulomb Technologies, the leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, today announced that CEO Richard Lowenthal has been named ‘2009 Citizen of the Year' by the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. The award is given to recognize excellence by Cupertino businesses and citizens whose contributions have made a significant and beneficial impact on the community. Richard Lowenthal is the founder of Coulomb Technologies and serves on several boards of directors including Chairman of the Board of the Silicon Valley YMCAs and the Cupertino Rotary. He is also the former Mayor of the City of Cupertino. Mr. Lowenthal was given the award on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the Annual STAR Awards Gala hosted by the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce.
"Richard Lowenthal has contributed much to the community of Cupertino and this award is well deserved," said Suzi Blackwell, CEO of the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. "Richard's efforts to better our community are significant and selfless. He is an advocate for families in our community and has worked tirelessly to establish a new summer camp for the YMCA, raising nearly $15 million dollars in the process. Additionally, his professional work is making a significant impact on a global scale by raising awareness of electric vehicles and their benefits. The Chamber believes very strongly that sponsoring the Citizen of the Year Award and making it business centric is important for the entire community."
The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization with members that employ more than 10,000 people. The chamber collaborates with government, education, and private industry to assist and strengthen local businesses, to be an advocate for business, and affect the high quality of life for which Cupertino is known. The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce provides leadership and direction for community action. The officers, directors, staff, and a dedicated corps of volunteers direct activities to achieve the Chamber's goals.
Coulomb Technologies, headquartered in Campbell, Calif., offers a family of products and services that provide a plug-in vehicle charging infrastructure, which includes Smartlet Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120V 15A to 240V 80A AC charging to 120kW DC charging. Coulomb applies networking technology to the challenge of charging electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in order to fuel the electric transportation industry. Coulomb's ChargePoint Network addresses the needs of drivers, utilities, governments, and parking space owners.