ZAP Appoints H. David Jones as Chief Operating Officer
SANTA ROSA, California — Electric transportation pioneer ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP – News) has appointed H. David Jones as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Jones adds an enhanced level of depth to the ZAP management team in the areas of international sales and marketing, product marketing, product line management, customer services, technical support, and contract negotiation.
Prior to joining ZAP, Jones was an international consultant to Chevron’s contracting organization in Angola, Africa. He previously held positions in Interwave Communications as Vice President of International Sales where he established International Sales and Technical Support organizations in Hong Kong, Beijing, London and Paris. As Vice President of Marketing there he improved the focus and efficiency of product line marketing through market segmentation, the establishment of product roadmaps and the launching of new products including beta trials, customer training and technical support. He also restructured the technical support organization by redeploying support services to Ireland and China for improved reach and reduced costs.
ZAP CEO Steven Schneider commented, “David has a wealth of critical skills in both sales and international marketing and will play an important role as ZAP implements its strategy of off-shore manufacturing and distribution of affordable electric vehicles through joint ventures and partnerships in China and other countries.”
Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, an MBA from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program in the School of Organization and Management at Yale University in New Haven, CT
Jones replaced Amos Kazzaz, ZAP’s previous chief operating officer for the past three years, who will be returning to the airline industry in a senior capacity with an international carrier. Prior to joining ZAP, Kazzaz held a series of management positions at United Airlines in Chicago.
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