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Electric Motors Corp. names new president

February 08, 2010|By Dustin Grove (grove@wsbt.com)
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ELKHART COUNTY — Electric Motors Corporation announced Monday it has named former General Motors executive Frank Jenkins its new president. In January, the company announced it would replace CEO Wil Cashen and search for new leadership. "Jenkins will become the nucleus of EMC, said interim CEO Ralph King in a company announcement. "His demonstrated leadership and contributions in GM's commercial marketing efforts and experience in successful product launch strategies will be in invaluable asset to EMC as we take our trucks to market." Jenkins said he took the job because he believes EMC's technology "is the best out there." EMC will up-fit light and heavy-duty pick-up trucks with electric drive-train systems in a partnership with Gulf Stream Coach in Elkhart County. "Many manufacturers are addressing fuel efficiency via small electric vehicles but one of the most significant segments, the full size pick-up truck market, has been virtually ignored," said Jenkins. Jenkins said EMC will unveil its prototype, the EMC Flash, in April at the International Auto Show in New York. "Our goal is to begin production this summer using the Gulf Stream facility to get our initial products out in the market and we're looking at potentially hiring about 200 folks to start off," said Jenkins. "We want to grow right. We want to make sure we have the right organization in place."

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