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Zero Motorcycles Adds New Member to Board of Directors

Pieter de Waal comes to Zero with more than 30 years of business, engineering and sales experience in both the automotive and motorcycle industries. This includes stints with Nissan, Delta (GM), Mercedes-Benz and, more recently, at BMW Motorrad as North American vice president.

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Zero Motorcycles has named Pieter de Waal as the newest member of its Board of Directors. De Waal comes to Zero with more than 30 years of business, engineering and sales experience in both the automotive and motorcycle industries. This includes stints with Nissan, Delta (GM), Mercedes-Benz and, more recently, at BMW Motorrad as North American vice president. In addition to his board position, he will also consult Zero on future strategies, including powertrain initiatives.

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"We’re thrilled to have someone with Pieter’s wealth of experience with BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division at BMW, joining the Zero Board of Directors,” said Richard Walker, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. “His counsel will be invaluable as we enter our next phase of growth to further solidify Zero’s position as market leaders in the electric motorcycle marketplace."  

As the newest member on the Board of Directors, de Waal brings to Zero a passion for motorcycles, an impressive track record and an international perspective, having served as head of BMW’s motorcycle operations in South Africa, the United Kingdom and later in Munich as head of sales and marketing worldwide.

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“I am excited to be part of Zero Motorcycles,” said de Waal. “I believe that electric vehicles will play an important role in our future and Zero has the resources, drive and pioneering spirit to help make that future an exciting reality.”

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