Tropos Technologies Announces Appointment of Peter Crawford to Board of Directors


Peter Crawford joins Tropos Technologies Board of Directors

“Peter’s extensive business and financial experience, combined with a solid understanding of regulatory oversight, will be invaluable to Tropos as we grow our business and pursue our mission to serve the market,” said John R. Bautista III, President- CEO of Tropos. .

Tropos Technologies, Inc. (“Tropos”), a leading manufacturer of commercial low-speed electric vehicles (“LSV”) in North America and owner of the Tropos Motors brand, today announced the appointment of Peter Crawford to the Tropos Board of Directors, effective September 1, 2022.

Since May 2017, Peter has been Chief Financial Officer of Charles Schwab. He leads Schwab’s treasury and controllership functions, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, corporate development and strategy, vendor management and corporate real estate. Peter has been with Charles Schwab since 2001, and his previous roles include Executive Vice President Finance and Senior Vice President and Head of Schwab’s Asset Management Client Solutions organization.

Prior to joining Charles Schwab, Peter was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company in offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong. Peter earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and a master’s degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

“We are delighted to welcome Peter Crawford to the Tropos Board of Directors,” said John R. Bautista III, President and CEO of Tropos. “Peter’s extensive commercial and financial experience, combined with a solid understanding of regulatory oversight, will be invaluable to Tropos as we grow our business and pursue our mission to serve the market.”

Current members of the Tropos Board of Directors include:

  • Susan Xu, president of Brookes Education Groups and former partner of Valley Inception LLC and China Century Investment. Susan was co-founder of Webex and founding investor of Zoom.
  • Nate Shelton, Board Member of Driven Performance Brands and former CEO of K&N Filters, B&M Performance Group. Nate served as CEO of SEMA twice;
  • John “Del” Foster, estates, trusts, probate and business attorney and president/director of the law firm Rusconi, Foster and Thomas APC;
  • John Bautista, founder and CEO of Tropos, former director of technical operations for EV drivetrain manufacturer KLD Energy Technologies and former director of mechanical engineering for Zero Motorcycles.

About Tropos Technologies, Inc. and Tropos Motors Tropos Technologies, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based startup that manufactures and distributes road-legal all-electric vehicles, specializing in utility e-LSVs – low-power electric vehicles. speed – and trucks under the Tropos Motors brand. These vehicles are designed for business, fleet, first responder, agriculture, last mile delivery and construction applications. Tropos uses the latest EV technology, experienced engineering and modern design aesthetics. The Tropos Motors ABLE™ is a complete line of durable, versatile and available eCUVs (electric compact utility vehicles). The Tropos Motors product line is capable of handling large payloads and towing capacities and can operate in extremely tight spaces with a short wheelbase and turning radius. Tropos Motors eCUVs can be used indoors, outdoors and off-road. Available in countless configurations, their trucks are ready to work as hard as you do, no matter the job.

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