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Electra Meccanica appoints Joanne Yan to board of directors


March 22, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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March 22, 2019 – Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp., a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has appointed Joanne Yan to its board of directors after the departure of director Dr. Robert Tarzwell.

Yan replaces Tarzwell, who has resigned as a director of the company. “Dr. Tarzwell joined our Company’s Board of Directors in 2015. He has been an active and valued director who has made a significant contribution,” says Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica.

Yan brings 25 years of experience in advising and managing both publicly traded and private companies. She serves as the president of Joyco Consulting Services, which she founded in 1994 to provide consulting services in the areas of corporate structuring, business development and strategic planning initiatives.

Yan has served on the board of directors of several public and private companies, including the Zongshen Industrial Group, Electra Meccanica’s strategic manufacturing partner. Recently, she led a transaction that enabled a Chinese company to acquire a 49 per cent interest in Harbour Air, the largest sea plane operator in North America.

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“We are fortunate to have Joanne Yan join our board of directors,” says Steven Sanders, chairman of the board of directors of Electra Meccanica. “Ms. Yan is a strategic decision maker and investor with extensive business development experience. Her activities in the cross-border investment and M&A space, including the significant role she has played in our relationship with Zongshen and others, make Ms. Yan an ideal fit for our board of directors.”