Campbell, Calif. - ChargePoint today announced that ClipperCreek co-founder and former President Dave Packard has been hired to run the company’s utilities business development.
In 2006, Packard founded ClipperCreek Inc., a provider of EV infrastructure and has since served as the company’s president.
“Dave is a seasoned leader in the EV industry with over 19 years of experience and we are lucky to have him join the ChargePoint team,” said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint’s CEO. “He will play an instrumental role in our continued success by growing and developing relationships with leading utilities.”
Packard joined the EV market in the early 1990s as VP of Sales at EPTI, a start-up, rapid battery charging company. He began his career in engineering with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, CA.
“I am thrilled to continue my work in the EV industry with ChargePoint in this newly created position,” said Packard. “ChargePoint has quickly emerged as the leading EV charging network with the most advanced technologies and services. I am excited to join a leader in this fast-paced and growing industry.”
Packard holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 17,000 charging locations. Ranked #1 by leading independent research firm, Navigant Research, ChargePoint makes advanced hardware and best-in-class cloud based software. ChargePoint’s open network is utilized by many leading EV hardware makers and encourages all EV charging manufacturers to join.
ChargePoint’s real-time network information including the availability of charging locations throughout the nation is available through the ChargePoint mobile app, online and via the navigation systems in top-selling EVs including the new BMW i3 and the Nissan Leaf. Every 10 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 4.5 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 3.9 million gallons of gasoline and driven 93 million gas free miles.
For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com.