Aeva Announces Addition of Veteran Apple and Volkswagen Executives to Newly Formed Advisory Board
Aeva Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: AEVA, “Aeva”), a leader in next generation 4D LiDAR sensing and perception systems, announced today the addition of automotive and consumer technology veteran industry executives from Volkswagen and Apple to its newly-created Advisory Board.
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Aeva’s Advisory Board is welcoming former Apple senior executive Steve Zadesky and automotive leader and Senior Vice President at Volkswagen, Alex Hitzinger. Zadesky was a senior executive at Apple for over 20 years, where he held multiple leadership roles, including Vice President of Engineering and Head of Apple’s Special Project Group. Steve has notable experience in scaling new products, having built and led the product development teams for Apple’s original iPod, the first iPhone and hundreds of accessories. Hitzinger is a senior automotive executive who is presently CEO of ARTEMIS GmbH (formerly VW Autonomy). Prior to his current role, Alex served in senior leadership roles, including Senior Vice President at VW Group, Head of Product Design within Apple’s Special Projects Group and Technical Director for Porsche 919, the winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans.
With decades of technology and automotive experience, these seasoned leaders will provide strategic guidance for Aeva’s management team as Aeva works toward bringing its breakthrough FMCW 4D LiDAR on chip to market.
“We are thrilled to welcome Steve and Alex to our Advisory board,” said Soroush Salehian, Co-Founder and CEO of Aeva. “Steve’s experience building and leading Apple’s engineering teams that delivered some of the world’s most loved products brings a unique combination of deep product innovation knowledge along with strategic leadership. Alex’s unmatched background bringing some of the most advanced vehicle technology to mass market will enable Aeva to broaden our reach within automotive. We look forward to Steve and Alex’s contributions in realizing Aeva’s mission to bring the next wave of perception to all devices.”