Business-building entrepreneur brings global focus on automotive software
VANCOUVER, BC and LISBON, PORTUGAL – October 14, 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 and welcome Mr. Lucas Leonardi to its board of directors with immediate effect.
Mr. Leonardi is currently the Automotive Global Accounts Team Director at Amazon Web Services EMEA based in Paris, France. He brings over 25 years of sales & product marketing experience (business development, original equipment manufacturer agreements and profit and loss statement management) in software and related software as a service industry endeavour. Lucas is recognized as an agile strategist with entrepreneurial leadership and managerial skills in international and multicultural environments. He recently served as SVP Mobility for Valtech (a software integrator) developing vertical strategies for group mobility as a service offering. Previously he served under Peugeot Citroën SA Group (now Stellantis) as Head of Worldwide Strategy & Partnerships Connected Cars, then as COO for Free2Move (Stellantis Mobility brand). His career began at Hewlett-Packard in California followed by the creation and sale of his own encryption software company to Gemalto and subsequent executive positions as EMEA Snr. Business & Marketing Manager at Logitech Switzerland, and Snr. Business Development Director EMEA at Lookout in London.
Lucas Leonardi, newly appointed director at TUGA Innovations comments, “The TUGA project seems right on target in so many ways. The vehicle, along with the digital elements, is an extremely attractive package; and the go-to-market concept is innovative and compelling. The management team has an excellent focus to successfully develop the company.”
In related news, Mr. Kraig Schultz has announced his resignation from his role on the board of directors.
John Hagie, TUGA Innovations CEO and Chairperson of the board of directors, notes “First of all, I want to wish Kraig the very best on his future endeavours, as he was instrumental in helping us to start the Company, and his efforts remain greatly appreciated.”
“At the same time, we are delighted to welcome Lucas to the team and look forward to working with him.” Hagie continues, “Lucas brings great insight, perspective, and access to an outstanding network of industry colleagues from his far-reaching career experiences. We are always looking to build value in our venture, and with ever-stronger leadership we continue to move the needle forward towards commercialization for our exciting products.”
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 family of three-wheeled, fully electric fore-and-aft 2-seat vehicles. The vehicle is no wider than a motorcycle for agility and offers a patent pending expanding rear axle for high-speed stability along with a patent pending expandable chassis designed 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/, watch our video, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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