Our Staff. Key Personnel Bios.

David Solomont / Founder & Chairman / david@evtaas.com
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 CommonAngels, Boston, Massachusetts, one of the first institutionalized angel groups in the country. Solomont 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 (formerly the Massachusetts Software Council). He previously served as an Overseer and member of the Information Technology Committee at the Museum of Science, Boston and as Technology Advisor to the Internet Working Group at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Philip B Van Wormer / CEO / phil.vanwormer@evtaas.com
Mr. Van Wormer has over 30 years of extensive experience in leading global revenue growth for a wide variety of businesses including third party logistics and transportation. Prior to joining evTS, Mr. Philip B. Van Wormer served as Vice President of Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of TotalTrax, Inc., responsible for sales, marketing and business development. Prior to TotalTrax, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of LaneScan, LLC, a private equity backed, safety technology company focused on over-the-road transportation fleets. Prior to LaneScan, he was Senior Vice President at APL Logistics with responsibility for global sales, marketing and supply chain engineering. During his tenure, APLL also acquired and integrated GATX Logistics which was the #2 provider of warehouse logistics services in North America. Prior to APLL, Mr. Van Wormer served as the Senior Vice President of global marketing at GE Capital’s Transport International Pool (TIP). At TIP, he initiated the launch of several new services including GPS trailer tracking and was recognized corporately for his innovative sales and marketing programs to more effectively sell TIP’s solutions to C-level executives. Prior to TIP, he held various senior manager roles at DuPont with such well-known brands as TEFLON and CORIAN. During his career he has also been involved in a number of entrepreneurial endeavors including wireless telecommunications and off-grid solar systems. Mr. Van Wormer holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Tufts University.

Greg Horne / Chief Technology Officer
Mr Horne served as Chief Technology Officer and director of eFleets Corporation and was responsible for the vision to develop the FireFly ESV® to disrupt the status quo of U.S. and European Fleet markets. Prior to this, from January 1988 to October 1989 he was a design engineer at Bell Helicopter and worked on software and flight-testing on the Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey. From November 1989 to June 1994, Mr. Horne was Director of Engineering for General Electrodynamics Corporation, responsible for design and development of weight and balance equipment for military and commercial aircraft. He holds ownership rights to twelve patents related to engineering, telecommunications and radio frequency identification. Mr. Horne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Texas (Arlington) in 1987.

Todd Marcucci / Director of Customer Satisfaction / todd.marcucci@evtaas.com
Mr. Marcucci was the VP of Research & Development for eFleets Corporation. He assembled and led the team that designed, produced, and supported the FireFly ESV. He has also worked as a consultant on a number of other projects related to EV powertrain and traction battery design and testing for several different EV manufacturers. Prior to his work in the automotive field, he managed the worldwide lab operations for Littelfuse, Inc., responsible for circuit protection device characterization and customer applications testing at multiple global facilities. Mr. Marcucci began his career working in electrical hardware design for the telecommunications company Reltec Corp., a division of Marconi Communications. Throughout his career, he has coordinated engineering activities with sales, marketing, and production for each of the companies with which he has worked. Mr. Marcucci has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Joel Davis / Director of Communications Software Development
Inspired entrepreneur and successful leader with over 20 years of experience bridging the need for cost effective software solutions through emerging technologies. Joel brings experience in building custom enterprise solutions in the automotive, analytics, and telematics fields by providing both hardware and software IoT packages.Experience and skills include: Manage development and technology teams effectively; Build out best practices for client implementations; Comprehensive experience in all leading development methodologies; SME for artificial intelligence and business intelligence into technology solutions

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. Prior to ROAM Data, Dr. Bachrach was the President of Murata Power Solutions (formerly C&D Technologies Power Systems), a subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Company Ltd of Japan, a $180 million supplier of board mounted power and power electronics, from 2005 to 2009. Prior to that time, Dr. Bachrach held various management and business leadership positions with WAY Systems, KEMET Electronics Corporation, InphoMatch and the General Electric Company. Dr. Bachrach earned 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 the Sloan School of Management, MIT.

Robert R. Beuret / Vice Chairman
Mr. Beuret began his career on Wall Street in 1969 with EF Hutton & Co. (New York, Boston and New Orleans), where he served in several sales management and senior management roles. In 1977, Mr. Beuret became Regional Vice President and a limited partner in Oppenheimer & Co. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where his responsibilities included the creation of several retail offices as well as initiating investment opportunities for partners of the firm. In 1980, Mr. Beuret became Senior Vice President for Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (“DLJ”) in New York with responsibility for domestic and foreign offices of the firm. Throughout the period of 1975 to 1983, Mr. Beuret also started several entrepreneurial ventures including financial services firms and the Art Deco Hotels in Miami Beach, Florida. Since 1983, Mr. Beuret has focused on micro-cap investing generally with his own brokerage firms and has served in senior management positions for such firms as AG Edwards and First Albany. Mr. Beuret was affiliated with CP Baker & Co from 2003 – 2008 and continued his focus on venture and micro-cap investment opportunities for the Anasazi Funds. Mr. Beuret is a graduate of Cornell University and received his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Corey Clothier / Advisor, Automated Mobility Systems
Corey Clothier, a leading global strategic consultant focused on safe automated vehicle deployment and market development. For 10-years, Mr. Clothier served in the U.S. Marines. Mr. Clothier was among the first Marine computer technicians on F/A-18 fighter jets, then was selected for promotion and trained as a fighter jet pilot. Mr. Clothier holds a bachelors degree in aircraft engineering from Northrop University and an MBA from Baker College. Mr. Clothier draws on his experience in the corporate sector working on high level projects for Cosworth, GM test labs, Lear, Ford and DARPA. In addition, Mr. Clothier spent over six years focusing on strategic development consulting for the U.S. Army Robotics Research and Development Center, where he initiated collaborative autonomous vehicle projects with other federal agencies and the commercial sector. Mr. Clothier was honored to present the ARIBO program at the White House. Mr. Clothier co-developed the US Army program, ARIBO (Autonomous Robotics for Installation and Base Operations), which was a featured Smart America Challenge project and has now expanded to the White House supported Global Cities Challenge. Largely due to Mr. Clothier’s leadership, ARIBO has become an internationally significant collaborative strategy with U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy and Transportation working together to accelerate the self-driving market development. Mr. Clothier, is among the most active developers of automated mobility systems. Mr. Clothier leads projects with smart cities, campus owners, airports, planning companies and AV developers. He led many of the 1st level-4 public/private AV demos in the US, for example: West Point Military Academy, Disney, Facebook, the 1st AV at Detroit Auto Show (2015) and the 1st AV demo at CES (2014). Mr. Clothier also initiated and led the planning of the 1st AV pilot in the US at Fort Bragg, NC. Mr. Clothier is currently working on over 6 AV pilots for cities such as, Tampa, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Houston, etc. Mr. Clothier also develops strategy for vehicle manufacturers and AV developers. He led the development of Local Motors Olli and is currently supporting the development of a new automated vehicle with a well-known OEM. Mr. Clothier’s passion is also his mission: to accelerate the development and deployment of low to mid-speed automated mobility systems globally.

Will Graylin / Advisor
Mr. Graylin is a serial entrepreneur, board member and investor, having started 5 different high tech companies in the mobile and payments space. He is currently Global Co-GM of Samsung Pay after Samsung acquired his last company LoopPay in February 2015. He is also currently serving on the board of Synchrony Financials (NYE: SYF) as well as several privately held high tech companies he has invested in. Will also teaches innovation and entrepreneurship part time at MIT and is a Connection Science Fellow with MIT Media Lab. Prior to LoopPay Will was founder and CEO of ROAM Data, a leading mPOS solutions provider later acquired by Ingenico Group. Prior to ROAM Will was founder CEO of WAY Systems, world’s first pocket size point of sale (POS) solution, later acquired by Verifone. Prior to WAY, Will was founder and CEO of EntitleNet, a security software company enabling secure access management to web applications, sold to BEA Systems (then part of Oracle). Some of his current investments include: ONvocal, a smart headset and voice interface company; Movylo, a mobile marketing tools provider for merchants, People Power, an IOT and smart home services company focused on security, senior care and home automation; GeeVee, a communications app company for calls, video and chat focused on B2B and B2B2C markets with emphasis on privacy; Senscio, Inc. provides in home patient monitoring and care solutions using their AI engine to help improve adherence and savings for healthcare providers; RoamingAround, indoor cellular boosting and location based services company. Will earned two Masters degrees from MIT (MBA & MSEECS) after serving as a US Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer for nearly 6 years, (he was the first Chinese immigrant to serve in that role, after being naturalized as a US citizen in 1987.)

William Messner / Advisor
Professor Messner joined Tufts School of Engineering in 2012 after more than 19 years at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. There he held courtesy appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the Robotics Institute. While at Carnegie Mellon, he co-developed the web-based tutorials for the popular software packages MATLAB® and Simulink®. He is a Fellow of the AAAS and the ASME and a winner the Education Award from ASME’s Dynamic Systems and Controls Division. He also received the EDUCOM Medal, which recognized his outstanding contributions to improving undergraduate education through information technology. Professor Messner’s research interests include automatic control systems with an emphasis on applications to data storage systems, robotics, microfluidics, and biological systems and instrumentation. He is well-known for devising insightful and user-friendly methods for controller design.

Scott Alan Miller / Advisor
Mr Miller is Vice President Sales, North America East for 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.