Detroit Electric appoints Richie Frost as CTO

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In his new role, Frost will oversee all technical and engineering activities at the company, which is based in Leamington Spa, in the UK, and will also head up a new engineering consultancy division.

Frost started his career in motorsport in 2001, developing electrical systems for Formula 1. Continuing his career in motorsport engineering, he joined Prodrive in 2005, where he led the design element of the performance electrical department. In 2008, he transferred into the automotive technology division at Prodrive to focus on electrical systems and integration for low carbon road vehicles.

Due to his passion in engineering and low carbon technologies, in January 2011, he founded Frost EV Systems in January 2011, an engineering consultancy specialized in low carbon vehicles. He then went on to found Frost EV Parts in 2012, an online web store for automotive high voltage components and Frost Electronics in 2013, a research and development hub for automotive high voltage products.

Frost commented, “I am thrilled about taking on this challenging opportunity. I believe Detroit Electric has created a great platform for rapid growth. I’m excited about applying some of my entrepreneurial experience to help the company achieve its next objectives.”

November 9, 2016

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