Rick Wagoner has surfaced back on the automotive industry’s radar after his tenure as General Motors’ chief executive officer. Automotive News reports Wagoner has joined ChargePoint’s board of directors.
ChargePoint is responsible for the world’s largest network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure (33,800 independently owned stations) and the company believes Wagoner possesses the knowledge to carry the company’s electrification goals forward.
Wagoner “has accumulated a deep level of industry experience overseeing the development of some of the most iconic automotive products while tackling big challenges in business,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint.
“The time for electric mobility has finally arrived,” Wagoner said in the ChargePoint statement. “With the important drivers of EV growth currently coming together, it’s clear that charging infrastructure will be one of the key factors in the success and growth of EVs.”
Wagoner introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his final year as GM CEO as the automaker celebrated its 100th anniversary. One year later, he was removed from his position as the automaker turned to the U.S. government for assistance amid the global financial crisis.