Watertown, Mass. – Jan. 16, 2017 – WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced Stephen Girsky will serve as a formal advisor to the company effective immediately. Girsky is a veteran in the automotive sector and will bring his extensive expertise to WiTricity as the company continues to expand its footprint in the electric (EV) and autonomous vehicle (AV) space.
WiTricity’s wireless charging systems are catalyzing EV adoption through flexible park-and-charge experiences. Having just announced a collaboration with General Motors to test WiTricity’s high-power EV wireless charging system, and counting Toyota as a licensee and investor, the company is emerging as a key player in the automotive sector, especially as it relates to an autonomous, all-electric future.
A long time auto analyst at Morgan Stanley, Girsky was part of General Motors (GM) post-bankruptcy rebuild, taking on a number of operational roles as well as serving on the company’s Board of Directors. Girsky is currently Managing Partner of VectoIQ, a firm that manages large and small technology companies in the field of smart transportation. His unique background will help WiTricity shape go-to-market strategy.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time for the automotive space and I look forward to working with WiTricity to help automakers and Tier 1s transform EV charging for the better,” said Girsky. “Wireless power is critical for mass EV adoption, and eventual autonomous adoption. The work WiTricity has done to develop, test and help standardize wireless charging for the industry is impressive, and I am honored to work with the company as it catalyzes the industry to a wire-free future.”
“We are thrilled to have Steve’s advice and counsel as we continue to advance our automotive business,” said WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen. “The EV and AV markets are moving quickly to wireless and we’re excited to be helping global automakers set a new standard and deliver more convenient charging for drivers. With the advent of autonomous vehicles, wireless charging becomes a necessity.”
WiTricity works with major automakers and Tier 1 suppliers, bringing the next generation of wireless EV charging to a commercial reality. Agreements have been announced with Toyota, Delphi, TDK, IHI and BRUSA. The company is also collaborating directly with leading carmakers to drive global standards for wireless charging systems. Standards initiatives where WiTricity is playing a prominent role include the SAE International, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), STILLE and China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC).
WiTricity Corporation provides technology to enable wireless power transfer over distance using magnetic resonance. Through deep domain expertise, semiconductor offerings, a strong IP portfolio and an extensive reference design library, WiTricity works with innovative companies to incorporate WiTricity technology in their products and solutions. With a growing list of global customers in the consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices and industrial markets, the company has emerged as the leader in wireless power transfer over distance. For more information, visit www.witricity.com, or follow WiTricity on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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