Team

Management Team

David Solomont
Founder & CEO

Mr. Solomont has over 40 years experience in the information technology, interactive media and software industries. He is an active investor and advisor to early stage technology companies and was the founder of Common Angels in Boston, one of the first institutionalized angel groups in the country. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Tufts University and a master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School. He is a founding Trustee and past Chairman of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and previously served on the Information Technology Committee at the Museum of Science, Boston and as an Advisor to the Internet Working Group at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Jim Sabitus
Vice President Operations

Mr. Sabitus is an experienced corporate executive who has led both emerging and established publicly traded companies. He has previously served as CEO of Row One Brands, Inc.; CFO of Modern Shoe Company; VP Finance for Maxwell Shoe Company; VP Business Development for Myteam.com/Zvia.com; and worked for Converse Inc., where he served as the Brand Manager for several product lines, including the Converse All Star, and as Controller, overseeing a public offering.

Eric Burmeister
VP of Sales & Business Development

Mr. Burmeister is evTS’ VP of Sales & Business Development and has held numerous executive sales positions within the specialized and electric vehicle industries over the past 20 years. He was previously the Director of National Sales and Business Development for Westward Industries and held both national and regional sales positions with eFleets Corporation, ZENN Motor Company and Global Electric Motors (GEM).

Todd Marcucci
Director of Customer Satisfaction

Mr. Marcucci was the VP of Research & Development for eFleets Corporation, leading the team that originally designed, produced, and supported the FireFly ESV, coordinating engineering activities with sales, marketing, and production. He previously managed the worldwide lab operations for Littelfuse, Inc., responsible for circuit protection device characterization and global customer applications testing, and has consulted on a number of other EV and ICE powertrain, traction battery, and motorsports projects. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University.

Greg Horne
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Horne serves as Chief Technology Officer, directing evTS’ vehicle development efforts and is responsible for the vision of bringing the new model year FireFly ESV to market, as well as the company’s future all-electric utility vehicle offerings. He is also CEO of Advanced Microcontrols, Inc. (AMI) an elevator controls technology manufacturer. Previously, he served as CTO of eFleets Corporation, a design engineer at Bell Helicopter, and he worked on software and flight testing for the Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey. 

Paul Barrett
Vice President of Marketing and Product

Mr. Barrett is an experienced senior executive and serial entrepreneur with 45 years of experience over a progressive career in the automotive and electronics industries. He previously served as COO for Fixed Ops Pros, NavResearch and Cimble Corporation and also held numerous operating, product development, and infrastructure related positions over a 20+ year tenure at LoJack Corporation, including VP of International Operations, where he was also on the board of several international corporations.

Michael Tepfer
VP of Manufacturing Engineering

Mr. Tepfer serves as evTS’ VP of Manufacturing Engineering and is also President of Integrity Global Manufacturing, Ltd. with locations in Boise, Idaho and Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. He has 30 years’ experience in Project management and overseas business; Quality Management including in-process quality, ISO qualification, and supplier quality management; Operations Management including capacity planning, productivity improvement; and Design for Manufacturability and cost reduction.

Joel Davis
Director of Comm. Software Development

Mr. Davis is an inspired entrepreneur and successful leader with over 20 years of experience focused on  providing cost effective software solutions through the use of emerging technologies, building custom enterprise solutions in the automotive, analytics, and telematics fields by providing both hardware and software IoT packages. Extensive experience  with management of development and technology teams, and  build out of best practices for client implementations. Comprehensive knowledge of leading development methodologies, SME for artificial intelligence and other business intelligence solutions

Board of Directors

David Solomont
Founder & CEO

Mr. Solomont has over 40 years experience in the information technology, interactive media and software industries. He is an active investor and advisor to early stage technology companies and was the founder of Common Angels in Boston, one of the first institutionalized angel groups in the country. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Tufts University and a master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School. He is a founding Trustee and past Chairman of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and previously served on the Information Technology Committee at the Museum of Science, Boston and as an Advisor to the Internet Working Group at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Robert R. Beuret
Director

Mr. Bueret has decades of experience managing financial institutions and formerly served at the Fort Lauderdale branch of full-service investment company Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. as a Limited Partner and Regional Vice President, opening several retail brokerage offices and the acquisition of a company in the hospitality industry. He then became Senior Vice President of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) in New York, where he oversaw both local and overseas offices of the organization. Through the years, he has also served in senior management positions for such firms as AG Edwards, First Albany, and CP Baker & Co and started several entrepreneurial ventures including financial services firms and the Art Deco Hotels (ADH) in Miami Beach, Florida. Bob is a graduate of Cornell University and received his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Gary Herman
Director

Mr. Herman is a seasoned investor with many years of investment and advisory experience. Since 2005, he has managed Strategic Turnaround Equity Partners, LP (Cayman), and is a registered representative with Arcadia Securities LLC, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer based in New York.  He has also been a managing member of Abacoa Capital Management, LLC, focusing on Global-Macro investment strategy. Prior to that, he was an investment banker with Burnham Securities, Inc., and had been a managing partner of Kingshill Group, Inc., a multinational merchant banking and financial firm. Most recently, Gary has provided advisory services to Stronach International, the family office of Frank Stronach, founder of Magna International, and sits on the boards of XS Financial, Inc. (CSE: XS), and Diagnostic Lab Corporation, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University at Albany, with minors in Business and Music. 

Bill Bachrach
Director

Dr. William Bachrach was most recently Senior Vice President, MTS Sensors Division. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer of ROAM Data, a leading mobile applications, hardware and payment gateway service provider and as the President of Murata Power Solutions, a $180 million supplier of board mounted power and power electronics. Prior to that, Dr. Bachrach held various management and business leadership positions with WAY Systems, KEMET Electronics Corporation, InphoMatch and the General Electric Company. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, a Ph.D. and M.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University, and an M.S. in the Management of Technology from MIT’s Sloan School.

Shelley Berkeley
Director

Ms. Berkley is CEO and Senior Provost for Touro University (Nevada) Western Division, in this role, she oversees two of the fastest-growing medical schools in the western United States. Prior to joining Touro, Shelley served the State of Nevada in the United States House of Representatives from 1998 to 2013. She was the first woman to serve the District and held the position for seven terms, serving on the Transportation, Small Business, Veterans Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Ways and Means Committees. Prior to serving in Congress, Shelley served in the Nevada State Legislature, and was twice elected to the Nevada State Board of Regents, serving from 1990 to 1998. She has also been an attorney for the Nevada State Commerce Department, in-house counsel for Southwest Gas Corporation, and was Vice President for Government and Legal Affairs for the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.

Advisory Board

Corey Clothier
Advisor, Automated Mobility Systems

Mr. Clothier builds autonomous vehicle (AV) programs and partnerships accelerating deployment of AVs working with some of the most innovative tech companies (Aurrigo, Via, Quantum Signal, Robotic Research, IBM, Alpine, Pratt & Miller, Local Motors), federal agencies (DOD, VA, DOT, Innovate UK) and cities (Las Vegas, Honolulu, Tampa, London, Dubai). He co-developed the US Army’s Applied Robotics for Installation and Base Operations (ARIBO) program, a featured Smart America Challenge project which led to the first US AV pilot at Fort Bragg, NC. Currently working with Stantec, he is among the most active developers of automated mobility systems.

Scott Alan Miller
Advisor

Mr. Miller is Vice President Worldwide Business Operations at ChargePoint. He has more than 20 years of B2B technology sales and service management experience with such companies as Oracle, where he was Vice President & General Manager North American Operations, SPL WorldGroup, as VP EMEA Utilities Global Business Unit, and Empirix as VP Europe. Scott holds an MBA in Industrial Marketing from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University.