- 1 March 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Jörg Sommer is to be CEO of Deutsche Post DHL’s electric delivery vehicle manufacturer StreetScooter. He moves from a role at US EV delivery vehicle makers Chanje.
Former CEO Schim Kampker is to concentrate on developing new e-mobility concepts and technologies, as well as research and cooperation with the scientific community. Sommer is to focus on growth, extending production and internationalisation of the company.
Other members of the StreetScooter GmbH management team remain unchanged.
Thomas Ogilvie, Board Member for Corporate Incubations at Deutsche Post DHL Group, whose responsibilities include StreetScooter, underlines: “StreetScooter is a great success. At this stage we are preparing for the future by combining Achim Kampker’s research orientation with Jörg Sommer’s strong international e-mobility knowhow. This sets the stage for research and practice to come together to explore great potential for the future of StreetScooter.”
Achim Kampker, new Chief Innovation Officer at StreetScooter, adds: “We have achieved a great deal in recent years and have developed from being a start-up to becoming Germany’s leading manufacturer of electric utility vehicles. Above all, our recipe for success has always been our unconventional approach to our customers’ needs, innovative mobility concepts and a close exchange of ideas with the scientific community. To make sure that continues to be the case, I will focus entirely on these issues in future.”
Jörg Sommer, CEO StreetScooter GmbH, says: “After years in California working for startups and given my German OEM experience, joining StreetScooter is a homecoming for me. StreetScooter is a success story of innovation, dreaming big, entrepreneurship and making the world a better place. I am honoured to be joining this daring team in Germany as we get ready to expand access to zero emission transportation.”