EcoDual Announces Former Tesla, Chrysler Executive As President And CEO
BEAUFORT, SC-- June 26, 2013: EcoDual, Inc., a leading provider of dual fuel systems for heavy-duty, Class 8 trucks, is proud to announce the appointment of Mike Donoughe as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Donoughe is well known for his work in executing vehicle programs. He has led multiple teams in vehicle engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and quality. His role as executive vice president at Tesla contributed to the introduction of the first highway-capable, all-electric car in the world, the Tesla Roadster. Additionally, during his time as vice president at Chrysler, Donoughe led the product teams responsible for highly successful vehicles including the 2005 Dodge and Chrysler minivans, the 2007 Jeep Wrangler and the 2009 Dodge Ram.
Donoughe was COO of Bright Automotive from 2010 to 2012. Bright focused on the design and manufacture of a plug-in, hybrid electric, commercial vehicle. He is a principal of Third Shore Group, which is focused on commercialization of technologies for start-up to mid-sized firms. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for SINOEV Technologies and SensorComm Technologies as well as on the advisory boards for BRD Motorcycles and Sight Machine, Inc.
"We are excited and thrilled to make this announcement. Mike's track record speaks for itself," said Tony Rimas, Board Member of EcoDual and Managing Partner at Fraser McCombs Capital. "Throughout his career, Mike has successfully led new product launches and teams. Tesla, Bright Automotive and SINOEV are great examples of Mike's understanding of what it takes to bring disruptive products to market. Mike's character, work ethic and leadership approach will contribute greatly to EcoDual's success."
"It's a privilege to be joining the EcoDual team at such an important time in the company's development," said Donoughe. "EcoDual has established itself as an industry leader in the dual fuel systems market. This market plays an important role in the future of transportation – domestically and internationally. By dramatically lowering operators' costs and emissions, EcoDual's systems enable the integration of natural gas into the transportation fuel market. I'm looking forward to working with the EcoDual team to create and deliver significant value for its customers."