CAMPBELL, Calif., February 9, 2011 – Coulomb Technologies today announced that Pasquale ‘Pat’ Romano has joined the company as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Coulomb CEO and co-founder Richard Lowenthal will assume the new position of Chief Technical Officer continuing his focus on furthering the advancement of Coulomb’s technology leadership as well as heading the company’s government and political affairs endeavors.
“Coulomb is fueling the electric vehicle industry with their advanced networking solutions,” said Mr. Romano. “Now that the long awaited electric vehicles are upon us, the demand to support those vehicles is tremendous. I joined Coulomb because the company has the best technology coupled with an innovative business model in networked vehicle charging that has provided a two-year lead in the market. I look forward to working with the accomplished team at Coulomb to help further their record of innovation.”
Mr. Romano was formerly the President and CEO of 2Wire which was recently acquired by Pace Plc. for $475 million. Prior to co-founding 2Wire, Mr. Romano held several engineering and marketing positions at Polycom, Inc. In 1989, he co-founded Fluent, Inc., a digital video networking company, and served as chief architect until the company was sold to Novell Corporation in 1993. Mr. Romano earned his undergraduate degree in computer science from Harvard University, and received his master’s degree from the MIT Media Laboratory.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Pat’s skill and experience to lead Coulomb to new heights,” said Richard Lowenthal. “We look forward to working with Pat and our team to realize the full potential of the Company and continue with the mission to ‘Fuel the Electric Transportation Industry.’”
Coulomb Technologies is the leader in electric vehicle charging systems and application services, with the ChargePoint Network now operating in 14 countries, and Network Operations Centers in the U.S., London, and Hong Kong. The ChargePoint Network first went live in January of 2009. Coulomb provides a vehicle-charging infrastructure, with an open system driver network: the ChargePoint Network provides multiple web-based portals for Hosts, Fleet Managers, Drivers, and Utilities, and ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations ranging in capability from 120 Volt to 240 Volt AC charging and up to 500 Volt DC charging. For more information, follow Coulomb on Twitter at twitter.com/coulombevi. To request a charging station in your area, visit www.mychargepoint.net/request-station.php. To download the ChargePoint iPhone App, click here.