OAK PARK, MI, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD & LSE: ADC) ("Azure" or the "Company"), a leading developer of hybrid electric and electric powertrains for commercial vehicles today announced the appointment of Mr. Ryan Carr as Chief Financial Officer.
Scott Harrison, Azure's Chief Executive Officer welcomed Mr. Carr to the Company. "Ryan is a key addition to our management team and brings with him a broad array of management experience," said Mr. Harrison. "He has the financial, operational and management skills that will help drive Azure's growth. I am thrilled to welcome him to our talented executive team."
Mr. Carr recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Ryko Enterprises, a leading global car wash equipment manufacturing and service organization. Mr. Carr was successful in leading a number of initiatives to improve liquidity, working capital, operational efficiencies and overall profitability. Mr. Carr has also worked in various financial and operational leadership capacities for leading global companies such as; Hayes-Lemmerz, AlliedSignal and Ernst & Young. With over 15 years of finance and operations leadership experience Mr. Carr has a solid track record of helping companies to achieve their financial objectives.
Mr. Carr will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for all financial, information technology and human resources activities. He will be replacing Daniel P. Renzella, who resigned as Azure's Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Renzella will support the transition as well as the Company's strategic development in an advisory capacity. "We thank Dan for his leadership and many contributions over the past few years", said Mr. Harrison. "Dan has played a significant role in the development and maturation of our business."
About Azure Dynamics
Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) (LSE: ADC) is a world leader in the development and production of hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles. Azure is strategically targeting the commercial delivery vehicle and shuttle bus markets and is currently working internationally with various partners and customers. The Company is committed to providing customers and partners with innovative, cost-efficient, and environmentally-friendly energy management solutions. For more information please visit www.azuredynamics.com.
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