Tom Hopkins, CEO & CTO: Before founding Zero E, Hopkins was COO of an international consortium focused on the development of a 300 MPH high-speed monorail. He has published on linear induction motors and has developed vehicle simulation programs. Hopkins has a BE from the University of Queensland, a M.Eng.Sc from the University of New South Wales, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and he was a Chartered Professional Engineer (Australia) for twenty years.
Board of Directors
Hopkins serves on Zero E's board of directors. Other directors are:
Mike Barish: Barish is a major investor and long-experienced financial executive. He founded Cambiar Investors, an equity manager, in 1973 and was its President until 2000. Cambiar currently has $15 billion in assets under management. He guides Zero E on its financing strategy.
Gov. Richard Lamm: Gov. Lamm is Co-Director of the Institute for Public Policy Studies at the University of Denver, and the former three-term Governor of Colorado. (1975-1987). He is both a lawyer (Berkeley, 1961) and a Certified Public Accountant. He is an author, has published many articles, and has received many honors.
Dale Mosier: Mosier was president of Poly Hi Solidur, Inc., a leading worldwide manufacturer of special purpose engineering polymer shapes. He led its expansion from $33 million in 1992 to $150 million in 2001. Most recently he was with the Peace Corp where he was the Country Director in Malawi before going to Washington DC to head up the training of future Country Directors. He has long experience with second- and third-world countries.
Jon Statler: Statler was Principal of Maval Manufacturing, a manufacturer of steering columns with significant Chinese and South-East Asian business relationships. He has long-experience in doing business with Chinese and SE Asian suppliers. Maval was acquired by Remy, which was in turn acquired by Bosch.