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UQM Technologies Appoints David I. Rosenthal Chief Financial Officer


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LONGMONT, CO--May 1, 2013: UQM Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UQM) announced today that it has appointed David I. Rosenthal as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rosenthal has extensive finance and accounting experience in senior leadership roles across a variety of industries during his 30+ year career.

“His extensive background as a CFO for both publicly-traded and private-equity backed companies brings a wealth of financial expertise that should prove invaluable to UQM as we strive to take the company to the next level.”

"We are excited to have such an experienced Chief Financial Officer join our leadership team," said Eric R. Ridenour, UQM President and Chief Executive Officer. "His extensive background as a CFO for both publicly-traded and private-equity backed companies brings a wealth of financial expertise that should prove invaluable to UQM as we strive to take the company to the next level."

In his new role, Mr. Rosenthal will lead Accounting, Finance, Investor Relations and Human Resources.

Mr. Rosenthal was a director and served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Cyanotech Corporation, a publicly-traded manufacturer of nutritional supplement products. Prior to that Mr. Rosenthal served as Chief Financial Officer for Sanz, Inc. and Hickory Farms, portfolio companies of the private-equity firm Sun Capital Partners. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rosenthal served as the Chief Financial Officer of publicly-traded companies including Spectralink Corporation, Startek, Inc., Celestial Seasonings and Hauser, Inc.

Mr. Rosenthal is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from California State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Rosenthal will replace Donald A. French, who is retiring after 25 years as the Company's Chief Financial Officer.