FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michael Poirier Joins Aptera Motors as Vice President of Finance & Technology
–Passionate EV Enthusiast and Illumina Alumni Will Drive Growth and Revenue–
San Diego, October 12, 2021– Aptera Motors announced today that Michael Poirier, CMA has joined the solar electric vehicle manufacturer as Vice President of Finance and Technology. His top priority is positioning Aptera for swift revenue growth and a future IPO as he’s done successfully in his past career.
A fan of Aptera from its inception, Michael is a passionate advocate for green tech and environmental sustainability. He believes it’s imperative to do good for the planet while also doing well financially. “This is my dream,” said Michael. “It’s where I can personally have the greatest positive impact on the world. There’s no other company I’d rather work for.”
Most recently, Michael was VP of Financial Planning & Analysis at Talis Biomedical, where he participated in finance and investor relations activities to support an IPO leading to over $250 million in equity financing.
He also spent 13 years at Illumina in various roles including Director of Product Finance. During his time there, the genomics leader skyrocketed from $200 million in revenue to $3.2 billion and grew from 900 to over 7,000 employees. Critical to the R&D business operations, Michael was responsible for driving a $500 million annual budget, product portfolio planning and executive decision-support.
According to co-CEO Steve Fambro, who left Illumina to start Aptera, “Michael shares our belief in making products that will improve the health of the planet. His ability to help grow and scale Illumina to a multi-billion dollar company gives him tremendous insight into the current path we are traveling at Aptera.”
Seeking to do more for the planet, Michael was one of the first 50 contributors to join Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. He was a registered equities broker dealer with Citigroup Capital Strategies, is currently a board member at eco-startup Upcycle, and an investor and advisor with Tech Coast Angels. He holds an MBA from University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Michael lives in San Diego with his wife and three sons who are all certified scuba divers and enjoy sailing, skiing, being outdoors and appreciating nature.
About Aptera Motors
Aptera Motors delivers the world’s most technologically advanced solar electric vehicles (sEVs), made possible by breakthroughs in battery efficiency, aerodynamics, material science, and manufacturing. A lightweight three-wheeler, Aptera is the first in a series of eco-friendly vehicles that will be offered for consumer and commercial use. It has the longest range of any production vehicle with 1,000 miles per charge and the ability to travel up to 40 miles a day on free power from its integrated solar panels. With only six key structural parts, Aptera’s unique body shape allows it to slip through the air using far less energy than other electric and hybrid vehicles on the road today. Learn more and join over 12,000 Aptera reservation holders at www.aptera.us.
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