Fisker changes corporate management structure

Electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive says cofounder Henrik Fisker will become executive chairman of the company; Tom LaSorda has been appointed CEO and vice chairman of the board, with responsibility for running the company day-to-day.

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Fisker Automotive (Anaheim, California, USA) on Feb. 28 announced that, effective immediately, cofounder Henrik Fisker will become executive chairman of the company, and Tom LaSorda is appointed CEO and vice chairman of the Board, with full responsibility for the running of the company’s day-to-day operations.

Henrik Fisker, who co-founded Fisker Automotive in 2007 after a design career at brands including BMW and Aston Martin, will focus on building the Fisker brand in global markets and the styling and design of future Fisker models.

“We have created a new automotive company, launched a new Electric Vehicle extended range technology and brought the Fisker Karma to market successfully in a remarkably short timeframe,” says Henrik Fisker. “The Fisker Karma is the first car designed and engineered in America to win BBC Top Gear’s prestigious Luxury Car of the Year Award, as well as numerous other accolades, and that is something of which I am immensely proud.”

“I am looking forward to working closely with Tom as we steer the company into its future as an iconic global automotive brand with a range of desirable cars that offer environmentally responsible luxury.”

LaSorda, who joined the company as vice chairman of the Board and executive advisor to the management team in December, will assume full CEO responsibilities and day to day operational management. LaSorda was a former CEO, president and vice chairman of the Chrysler Group and also held a number of executive positions at General Motors over a 23 year career.