LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xos, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOS), a leading manufacturer of Class 5-8 battery-electric vehicles and powertrains, and infrastructure provider of charging and fleet management software, Announcement today announced that Jessica Ramirez has joined the company as Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Ramirez will lead the human resources department and be responsible for standardizing and scaling the company’s human resource management processes. Ms. Ramirez will report to CEO and co-founder Dakota Semler.
“I am thrilled to join Xos at an exciting and transformative time for the business,” said Ms. Ramirez. “The diversity of backgrounds and experiences of the talented people at Xos is really what sets us apart from the rest: it’s our competitive advantage. We will only grow in the months and years to come and I am excited to be part of that growth. The future is bright at Xos.
Ms. Ramirez has over 15 years of human resources experience in distribution, e-commerce and manufacturing companies. Prior to Xos, Ms. Ramirez led human resources at Whiplash, a 3PL company acquired by Ryder shortly before his departure. Previously, she was head of human resources at Royal Truck Body, a coachbuilder for commercial and passenger vehicles.
“Jessica brings extensive HR experience and expertise to Xos and is a fantastic addition to the team,” said Dakota Semler, CEO of Xos. “Under his leadership, we look forward to strengthening our HR processes, continuing to recruit the best and brightest talent, and expanding our employee development and leadership training offerings.”
About Xos, Inc.
Xos is a leading OEM manufacturer of Class 5-8 Battery Electric Vehicles and the tools to adopt them. Xos vehicles and fleet management software are specifically designed for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that cover last mile, return-to-base routes of 200 miles or less per day. The company leverages its proprietary technologies to provide commercial fleets with zero-emission vehicles that are easier to maintain and more cost effective on a total cost of ownership (TCO) basis than their internal combustion engine counterparts. For more information, please visit www.xostrucks.com.
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