Zero Motorcycles has promoted Abe Askenazi to the position of chief technology officer.
A former Buell engineer, Askenazi joined Zero Motorcycles in 2010 as vice president of engineering where he played a vital role in developing the company’s 2011 line-up, overhauling over 80% of Zero’s existing electric motorcycle line-up while adding the Zero XU and street legal versions of the Zero X and Zero MX in just 10 months on the job.
“Abe’s ability to effectively execute on an aggressive product development plan, select the best new technologies and rally his team is remarkable. The result of his work is clearly visible in our 2011 product line that is more robust and better performing than any of its predecessors,” says Karl Wharton, chief operating officer of Zero Motorcycles. “With Abe taking on the role of CTO we are now even more confident that our future product offerings will continue to evolve and maintain our market leading status.”
In his new role as CTO, Askenazi will direct the company’s technology infrastructure and lead the development of Zero’s next generation powertrain.
Press release after the jump.
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