Zero emission start up Sea Electric  has announced a replacement for its president of Asia Pacific, Bill Gillespie, who resigned from the company earlier in April.

Sea Electric has announced that former Irizar executive, Daniel Scarpino de Castro has signed on as its new president  of Asia Pacific saying that  he comes with  with a wealth of executive-level experience, following roles within the automotive industry, including bus and coach manufacturing, transport electrification, and zero emissions solutions.

Having previously worked within Oceania, Southeast Asia, South America and the USA, Scarpino de Castro joins Sea Electric from the position of president of Irizar USA, a company focused on passenger transport and electromobility.

He was also on the board of directors for Irizar Asia Pacific (Australia) since 2013, and has an MBA from the Melbourne Business School.

The company said that  Scarpino de Castro, joining its team will allow him to further his work in the eMobility field.

“It’s an honour to be joining the Sea Electric team, and play a part in taking the company to the next level throughout the Asia Pacific region,” said Scarpino de Castro.

“Sea Electric’s technology has an enviable reputation throughout the industry, with its credentials leading the way for what is possible in the space since the company was first commercially launched in 2017.

“As we have seen with the many major wins for Sea Electric in recent times, plus our existing portfolio of industry collaborations, people want to work with us, as we take the next steps adding fresh innovations to the electric transportation marketplace.”

Sea Electric says that Scarpino de Castro adds to the extensive talent pool already assembled at the company’s base in Melbourne, Australia.

“The EV segment is gaining genuine momentum in the Asia Pacific region, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome Daniel on board, with his extensive specialist knowledge of the sector, set to assist us in further growing the business,” said Tony Fairweather, Sea Electric CEO and founder.

“Globally, Sea Electric’s technology is gaining significant traction with leading OEMs and other major collaborations.

“In Australia, our locally assembled, electric trucks are showing what is possible in the zero-emissions logistics space, across a wide range of industries and application types.

“There are massive opportunities across the region, and with Daniel at the helm, the future is incredibly exciting for Sea Electric.”

Scarpino de Castro will commence in his new role effective on Monday 24thApril,.