Michael Perschke appointed CEO of Quantron AG

Former founder-CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, Senior Director at Audi AG and MD at Audi India to drive German brand’s future growth in both electric and fuel cell propulsion.

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German company Quantron, a system provider of clean battery and hydrogen-powered e-mobility for commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses and vans, has appointed automotive manager and EV pioneer Michael Perschke as CEO and board member. This is in line to bring further international EV expertise on board on its way to becoming an independent manufacturer for EV, FCEV buses and trucks.

Through his previous roles as founder-CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, Senior Director at Audi AG, Managing Director, Audi India and Director Steering of NSCs in the Volkswagen Group, Perschke brings many years of global automotive and EV experience as well as start-up experience to Quantron. 

Perschke has several years of successful work experience across numerous functions along the automotive value chain: in central functions at Audi AG including responsibility for the strategic sales launch of the Audi eTron brand, as Sales Director for Mitsubishi in Europe and Mercedes-Benz in India, and in the areas of finance, IT and organization for Mercedes-Benz in China. As founder-CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, Perschke also launched a zero-emission luxury car brand, bringing more than 8 years of electric experience in leading roles. Over the past 18 months, he has gained further experience as an EV investor, where he was involved in investments at RIMAC (Croatia) Formula E (UK) and QEV Tech (Spain), among others, as CEO of NAD Capital.

Andreas Haller, founder, CEO and majority shareholder of Quantron AG: "Michael Perschke brings many years of international expertise from leading automotive and EV companies to Quantron. His main focus will be, among other things, the development of Quantron into a manufacturer brand, the international market development with a focus on North America and Asia and the expansion of the investor network up to a possible stock market listing."

Commenting on his joining Quantron, Michael Perschke said: "I am proud to be a member of the motivated and competent Quantron team and to be able to contribute my expertise. My goal is to make the Quantron brand synonymous with zero emission transportation solutions worldwide – both electric and fuel cell propulsion. I see great potential to develop Quantron AG into the European champion in this segment."

In addition to new EV, Quantron offers a wide range of services including electrification of used and existing vehicles, the creation of individual overall concepts including the appropriate charging infrastructure as well as rental, financing and leasing offers and driver training. Quantron also sells batteries and integrated customised electrification concepts to manufacturers of commercial vehicles, machinery and intralogistics vehicles.

The German company from Augsburg in Bavaria is a pioneer and innovation driver for e-mobility in passenger, transport and freight traffic. It has a network of 700 service partners and the comprehensive knowledge of qualified experts in the fields of power electronics and battery technology, through its cooperation with CATL, the world's largest battery producer. Quantron, as a high-tech spin-off of the renowned Haller GmbH, combines 138 years of commercial vehicle experience with state-of-the-art e-mobility know-how.

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