Tritium appoints new COO, continues global expansion

Electric vehicle direct current fast charger manufacturer Tritium has appointed Glen Casey as Chief Operating Officer (COO), as it continues its global expansion.

With more than two decades of executive experience across automotive, energy and engineering manufacturing, Casey steps into this role after serving as Tritium’s Interim Director of Global Operations since May 2021.

He will focus on company-wide operational execution, global supply and product distribution, and customer support services.

Prior to joining Tritium, Casey held senior leadership roles in several large, complex manufacturing businesses including Philips, Imperial Chemical Industries and Nylex Limited, where he was involved in major transformations and operational improvement in Australia, Asia and Europe.

During his tenure at Nylex, a publicly traded manufacturer, Casey progressed to CEO and Managing Director of the group, which consisted of more than 40 manufacturing facilities, over 6,000 employees and sales more than AUD$1 billion.

Jane Hunter, CEO, Tritium, said that Casey has the knowledge and real-world experience to help Tritium globally scale its manufacturing operations and continue to optimise and mature those processes.

“Tritium has a technology advantage with world-leading DC fast chargers and, in this challenged supply chain environment, we require an experienced operations leader with a proven track record who can successfully navigate manufacturing complexity and enable the Company to meet strong market demand.

“With Glen on board, we gain a leader who has been with the Company for nearly a year and in that time hit production records.”

Casey, who holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Swinburne University of Technology, said he is thrilled to be joining Tritium at such an exciting time for the Company and industry.

“I believe the future of transportation is electric, and Tritium has uniquely positioned itself for sustainable, global expansion and ascendancy. I look forward to working alongside the Company’s impressive management, board of directors and staff to capitalise on the opportunities that lie ahead in this rapidly maturing e-mobility industry.”

Last month, Tritium joined President Biden at the White House to announce the Company’s new US manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Tennessee, which is expected to employ more than 500 people over the next five years. It is expected to produce more than 10,000 DC fast charger units per year, with the potential to produce approximately 30,000 units per year at peak capacity.

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