VANCOUVER, BC and LISBON, PORTUGAL — (GLOBE NEWSWIRE – May 17, 2022) – TUGA Innovations, Inc. (CSE: TUGA) (FRA: DQ5) (OTC: TUGAF) (“TUGA Innovations,” or the “Company”), which is developing solutions for urban mobility challenges with the TUGA, a new type of electric vehicle (“EV”), is pleased to announce the appointment of veteran transportation industry executive Mr. Fernando Pinto as its inaugural advisory board member effective immediately.
Mr. Fernando Pinto previously served as CEO of TAP Portugal Airlines (2000 - 2018). He was the former President and CEO of Brazilian airline Varig S.A. (1996 – 2000) and currently serves at Free Flight Consulting, Lda located in Sintra, Portugal. Mr. Pinto was also the President of the AEA – Association of European Airlines (2005) and Chairman of IATA – International Air Transport Association (2007 – 2008). During his career he received various decorations and awards such as the Aeronautical Award; Santos Dumont Award; Recognition of the Superior Labour Court and the Superior Military Court Award and the Grand Officer of Portuguese Merit Order Decoration. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an extension in Business Administration from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and several technical specializations in Aeronautics. Mr. Pinto has been a private pilot, glider pilot and flight instructor for over 50 years.
The TUGA Innovations board of advisors has been initiated to support Company management and board members regarding sector and market trends, initiatives, and opportunities. Plans for the advisory board aims to bring access to a broad network of industry contacts and programs across public and private sectors, government ministries and state offices. The intent is to attract industry-leading individuals to interact and assist TUGA Innovations to position itself to advance concepts and participate in the development of strategic solutions to address the growing shift in urban mobility policies across the globe.
TUGA Innovations advisory board member Fernando Pinto notes, “I’ve known several of the TUGA team members for many years. They are innovative, knowledgeable, and enjoyable to work with. In our discussions regarding the mandate of the board of advisors, I found that the team has an excellent vision for their contribution to urban mobility solutions. My engineering background and sensibilities were delighted to discover a very innovative and good-looking vehicle design. I was impressed and am looking forward to being closely involved in this exciting venture.”
Company CEO John Hagie adds, “We are grateful to have Fernando Pinto join with us as the founding member of our board of advisors. His amazing career experiences, his expertise and extensive network of contacts are invaluable in advising and guiding us. We greatly appreciate his professionalism and measured communication style. We look forward to working with him as we continue to grow our brand, our product line, and ultimately our shareholder value.”
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Chief Executive Officer & Director
TUGA Innovations, Inc.
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About TUGA Innovations, Inc. (CSE: TUGA) (FRA: DQ5) (OTC: TUGAF)
TUGA Innovations is a development-stage electric vehicle company undertaking the conception, design, and production of specialized EVs to improve the urban mobility experience. The Company is looking to reduce urban mobility difficulties by developing a three-wheeled, fully electric fore-and-aft 2-seat vehicle. The vehicle will be no wider than a motorcycle for agility and will have a patent pending expanding rear axle for high-speed stability and a proposed patent pending expandable chassis and body length for passenger comfort. The vehicle will offer advanced connectivity technology to maximize safety, performance, environmental impact, comfort, maintenance, and navigation. The TUGA vehicle is being designed to deliver an estimated 160 km range, have an estimated top speed of 140km/hour with the comforts of a car, and with more protection than a motorcycle in an interchangeable multi-body, multi-function platform. Find out more at: https://tugainnovations.com/.
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TUGA Investor Relations
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