Jos van der Linden has joined our team as Managing Director (Netherlands) for our electric light vehicle division, Tembo e-LV B.V.
Jos is a seasoned executive who has spent his career at the forefront of vehicle electrification and renewable energy. For more than a decade, he worked for Spijkstaal Elektro, an innovative international company that was the first in the market to convert internal combustion engine cars into fully electric and serial electric hybrid vehicles. He has also been a leader in the development of many customer-specific, electrically driven solutions in various markets, with experience in battery technology, solar, and wind energy applications.
In addition to his years of experience delivering sustainable energy solutions, Jos has held several management positions within both family businesses and publicly traded companies. He has a background in business economics, supplemented with studies in the fields of Sustainable Materials Management and Electric Vehicles and Mobility.
Jos possesses extensive direct experience in the development of electric vehicles, battery technology, and related electric power solutions. We are delighted to welcome him to VivoPower and look forward to his leadership as we hyperscale the Tembo business.
VivoPower also recently welcomed James Howell-Richardson as General Counsel. Based in London, James spent the last decade working as part of the senior leadership team for NYSE-listed Bristow Group Inc., the world’s leading global helicopter operator. In that role, he oversaw the legal function and several technical areas including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, public procurement, and commercial contract negotiations with blue-chip clients.
James has led and been an integral part of numerous complex corporate and organisational restructures and transformations. He has also held several international directorships across the globe. His depth of strategic, management, and legal knowledge gives him an all-around ability to help support and deliver the objectives of VivoPower. He will be a vital member of our leadership group.