Ramakrishnan new COO at Motiv Power Systems

By Mike Brezonick19 January 2021

Prasad Ramakrishnan

Motiv Power Systems has announced that Prasad Ramakrishnan assumed the role of chief operating officer (COO), effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Marc Herman, who retired at the end of 2020 after a 10-year tenure with the company.

Ramakrishnan joined Motiv in July 2020 as a Board Advisor to assist Motiv’s leadership team in developing its manufacturing and supply chain strategy. In his new role, he will focus on operational excellence and ensuring engineering, manufacturing, and quality processes provide customer-focused, robust, reliable, and profitable products at high-volume.

“As we head into the new year, we are making a shift in our senior leadership team to accommodate the new challenges we face as we transform our business for significant growth,” said Matt O’Leary, Motiv’s chairman and CEO. “I am pleased to welcome Prasad to Motiv’s leadership team, who will have an immediate impact on our company’s performance.”

Ramakrishnan is a global turnaround specialist with expertise in renewable energy, mobility, and power industries. He held global or regional operational leadership roles at Ford, Triumph International, Alstom, and General Electric while living and working in four continents during his career.

“I am excited to join Motiv and work alongside Matt and the entire team to continue to execute on its strategic plan, accelerate growth, and deliver exceptional products to our fleet customers,” said Ramakrishnan. “There has never been a better time to go electric, and Motiv is well-positioned to lead the charge.”

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Motiv Power Systems is a sustainable technology company delivering electric truck and bus chassis and related charging infrastructure.

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