Boston-Power names former General Motors Senior Executive Robert Purcell to Board of Directors

22 February 2010 - Boston-Power, Inc. announced that automobile industry executive Robert C. Purcell, Jr. has joined its board of directors. Working closely with Boston-Power’s executive team and fellow board members, Purcell is helping drive the deployment of Boston-Power’s batteries throughout the transportation sector.

From 1994 to 2002, Purcell led the GM Advanced Technology Vehicles Group (GM ATV). In addition to his responsibilities at GM ATV, he also served as chairman of the GM-Ovonic Advanced Battery Joint Venture.

Prior to completing his career at GM in 2008, Purcell served as vice president of global planning, sales and strategic alliances for the General Motors Powertrain Group. In that position, he was responsible for global business and technology planning for GM’s engine and transmission operations. His organization also managed Powertrain’s $2 billion annual direct component sales and $1 billion technology licensing activities.

Purcell currently serves as founder and president of Purcell & Associates, LLC, a senior advisory group specializing in advanced automotive and alternative energy investment projects. His clients have included companies ranging from MidAmerican Energy Holdings, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, to EDC Automotive, an emerging leader in automotive thermal management systems.

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