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UQM’s leadership team has significant automotive experience and E Drive experience and brings that to every project and program.

Executive Team

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Joe Mitchell , , , President and CEO

  • 25+ years experience in automotive sector focused on operations and quality control
  • 15 years hybrid experience with Continental, Siemens VDO and Ballard

Mr. Mitchell joined UQM Technologies, Inc. in 2012 as Vice President of Operations. In this role, Mr. Mitchell leads all manufacturing, quality and purchasing operations for UQM. He focuses on refining current operations, gaining efficiencies and developing future production lines as the business grows.

Mr. Mitchell has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, with more than 12 years in the development and production of electric powertrains and vehicle electrification. Prior to joining UQM, Mr. Mitchell was Director of Operations and Quality for Continental Automotive’s North American Hybrid and Electric Drive business unit, where he led all North American manufacturing, advanced manufacturing strategy, planning and global sourcing for the hybrid electric drive business unit. His previous experience also includes senior management positions at Siemens VDO and Ballard Power Systems. Prior to that, Mr. Mitchell held a series of manufacturing and quality positions at Ford Motor Company. He is trained in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methods and has implemented ISO-9001, QS-900 and IATF-16949 Certified Quality Operating Systems in multiple facilities.

Mr. Mitchell earned his Master of Business Administration at Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Niagara University and a Diploma of Business Operations Management from Niagara College of Applied arts and Science.

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David Rosenthal , , , Chief Financial Officer

  • Previously Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cyanotech Corporation
  • Previously Chief Financial Officer of Sanz, Inc. and Hickory Farms

Mr. Rosenthal joined UQM Technologies, Inc. in 2013 as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rosenthal has extensive finance and accounting experience in senior leadership roles across a variety of industries during his 30-plus year career.

Mr. Rosenthal was a director and served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Cyanotech Corporation, a publicly-traded manufacturer of nutritional supplement products. Prior to that Mr. Rosenthal served as Chief Financial Officer for Sanz, Inc. and Hickory Farms, portfolio companies of the private-equity firm Sun Capital Partners. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rosenthal served as the Chief Financial Officer of publicly-traded companies including Spectralink Corporation, Startek, Inc., Celestial Seasonings and Hauser, Inc.

Mr. Rosenthal is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from California State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Adrian Schaffer , , , Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development

  • Previously VP, Sales for Linamar (global supplier to vehicle market)
  • Previously senior sales executive with Motorola focused on the vehicle market

Mr. Schaffer joined UQM Technologies, Inc. in 2011 as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. In this role, Mr. Schaffer leads UQM sales and business development initiatives, and focuses on developing and enhancing new business opportunities, product and regional expansion and investigation of potential strategic partnerships to allow continued growth into the vehicle electrification marketplace.

Prior to joining UQM, Mr. Schaffer was the Vice President of Sales for the Industrial Commercial & Energy Group (ICE) for Linamar Corporation – a leading supplier to the global vehicle and mobile industrial equipment markets. Adrian also spent nearly twenty years in senior executive and sales positions at Motorola where he successfully launched new technologies that are now a part of the global vehicle marketplace.

Adrian earned his Executive MBA from Michigan State University and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College.

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Josh Ley , , , Vice President of Technology

  • Mr. Ley has over 20 years of engineering experience specifically related to electric motor design
  • Holds B.S degrees in mechanical & electrical engineering from Kettering University, and a MB from CSU

Josh M. Ley is the Vice President of Engineering, reporting directly to the CEO. In this role, Mr. Ley will oversee all technology and R&D functions.

Mr. Ley has over 20 years of engineering experience specifically related to electric motor design, joining UQM as an intern in 1994. He became a full-time Motor Design Engineer in 1998, and most recently served as Manager of Motor Design Engineering.

Mr. Ley has Bachelor of Science degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering from Kettering University, and a MBA from Colorado State University.

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