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Think EV Executive Resigns

Richard Canny saw the company rescued from collapse, shifting production to Valmet Automotive, among other accomplishments.

Published: 17-Jan-2011

Think North America Vice Chairman Richard Canny is resigning his position with the Norwegian-based electric car maker effective at the end of the month.

“It’s been an exciting two and a half years ... but it’s time for me to move on to a new adventure and challenge,” Canny said in an e-mail exchange with Automotive News Europe. “It’s certainly been a rewarding period to be in the electric vehicle business and I’m glad that I’m leaving the company closer to its vision.”

Canny transitioned to vice chairman of the company’s North American operations from CEO of Think Global SA in September 2010. Barry Engle succeeded Canny as Think’s top executive. He will take over Canny’s duties at the company.

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