Spark names new CCO

Spark EV Technology has named Richard Welford as its new chief commercial officer.

Welford has held senior positions at Jaguar, Autoliv and Tata Technologies. He joined Spark earlier in the year as a non-executive director and has been helping Spark respond to a record number of international growth opportunities.

Founder and chief executive officer Justin Ott, said: “When I founded Spark, I set out with a clear vision of improving the overall user experience of all types of electric vehicles and our technology has the power to do this. Richard has a wealth of knowledge and contacts within the industry and in his new role he will be able to support the uptake of our technology helping to encourage mass EV adoption.”

Welford said: “I am delighted to be extending my role at Spark. Its solutions are perfectly aligned to the rapid promotion and uptake of EVs across the globe, addressing the very real issues associated with the management of vehicle energy, and the accurate prediction of range.”