Volta Trucks names new tech chief

Volta Trucks has appointed Martin Hofmann as chief technology and information officer.

He brings a wealth of experience to the company, most recently as senior vice president at Salesforce, with previous roles at the Volkswagen Group as its group chief information officer.

In his new role, Hofmann will report to Volta Trucks’ chief executive officer Essa Al-Saleh and his responsibilities will include the strategic leadership to the company’s vision for the customer digital services and IT operations.

Essa Al-Saleh, said: Building a new all-electric truck from the ground up gives us a unique opportunity to create a digital ecosystem around the vehicle, built specifically for our customer’s needs, much like Apple did with the launch of the original iPhone. Martin’s extensive industry knowledge and experience with digital transformations will be invaluable for Volta Trucks to support our vision for an industry-leading digital customer experience.”

Hofmann added: I am excited to join the Volta Trucks team that has accomplished so much in such a short time, making mobility in our cities safer and tailpipe emission-free. Being passionate about automotive and advanced information technology, I am thrilled to drive the creation of Volta Trucks’ Digital Platform, a benchmark in customer experiences, software defined vehicle services and efficient ecosystem processes.”