Eric Tech new CEO at XL Fleet
By Mike Brezonick02 November 2021
XL Fleet Corp., a global provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced that its board of directors has appointed Eric Tech as chief executive officer, effective Dec. 1.
Tech succeeds Dimitri Kazarinoff, who is stepping down from his position to pursue other career opportunities. Kazarinoff will support Mr. Tech to help ensure a smooth leadership transition through the end of the year. Upon his joining as CEO, Tech will also join the board.
Tech brings nearly 35 years of automotive and mobility industry experience and has held senior leadership positions at Navistar International Corp. and Ford Motor Co. He most recently served as senior vice president of Corporate Development at Navistar.
Prior to that, Tech held various senior leadership positions at Navistar including senior vice president and co-chairman of Volkswagen Truck and Bus Alliance, senior vice president of Strategy, Planning and Business Development, president of Global & Specialty Business and president of Global Truck & Engine.
At Ford, Tech held various senior level positions including chief engineer for Superduty Trucks.
“We believe that Eric’s track record in delivering strong operating and financial results, including during challenging and dynamic business environments, makes him the ideal leader to help deliver the next generation of electrification solutions to customers,” said Debora Frodl, XL Fleet’s board chair. “He is a forward-thinking and performance-driven executive who brings more than three decades of deep industry experience combined with proven leadership capabilities at world-class companies. On behalf of the board, we are excited to have Eric join the XL Fleet team.”