CarCharging Names Andrew Shapiro to Board of Directors [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Car Charging Group, Inc., a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced that Andrew L. Shapiro has been appointed to the firm's Board of Directors.
According to a release, Andrew L. Shapiro, who was recently described as "green business's go-to-guy" by Fortune's Marc Gunther, has spent the last two decades connecting new technologies and introducing change. Over the last twelve years, Shapiro has specialized in energy and environmental innovation with a previous focus on information technology and globalization.
Shapiro founded and currently leads Broadscale Group, a new model of investment firm working with energy corporations to invest in and commercialize the industry's most promising market-ready innovations. Prior to Broadscale, Shapiro founded GreenOrder, a strategic advisory firm that worked with more than 100 enterprises to create energy and environmental innovation as a competitive advantage. In this capacity, Shapiro and his team worked with General Electric's leadership on the creation and execution of its multi-billion dollar "ecomagination" initiative, provided strategic counsel to General Motors on the launch of the Chevrolet Volt, and served as the green advisor for 7 World Trade Center, New York City's first LEED-certified office tower. GreenOrder's client list included Alcan, Allianz, Bloomberg, BP, Bunge, Citi, Coca-Cola, Dell, Disney, Duke Energy, DuPont, eBay, Hines, HP, JPMorganChase, KKR, McDonald's, Morgan Stanley, NASDAQ OMX, National Grid, NBC Universal, NRG, Office Depot, Pfizer, Polo Ralph Lauren, Simon Property Group, Staples, Target, Tishman Speyer, TXU, and Waste Management. Shapiro and GreenOrder also co-founded the US Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (US PREF), and created GO Ventures, a subsidiary to incubate and invest in environmentally innovative businesses, which cofounded and financed California Bioenergy, Class Green Capital, and GreenYour.com Shapiro also led the sale of GreenYour.com to Recyclebank and joined Recyclebank's Sustainability Advisory Council.
"Over the past year, CarCharging has made immense strides in growing our business and we are delighted that Andrew L. Shapiro has joined our Board of Directors," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. "Andrew's extensive experience in the energy and technology sectors is an exceptional combination for the EV charging industry and we look forward to working with him in continuing to move our business forward."
"EVs are one of the most exciting innovations of our time, benefiting our economy, environment, and energy security - while improving the experience of driving," said Andrew L. Shapiro. "I am delighted to work with CarCharging, a pioneer in this industry, to accelerate the EV revolution."
"We are so pleased to add Mr. Shapiro to CarCharging's Board of Directors," said Governor Bill Richardson, CarCharging's Chairman of the Board. "Andrew's accomplishments in the energy industry are unparalleled and we are confident that he will be a tremendous asset to CarCharging's Board."
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