Electric bike manufacturers such as Zero Motorcycles are just revving up on their ascendant market path and it order for them to achieve high standards, demands head towards highly experienced engineers with innovative ideas to make their green bikes stand out from all points of view.
What we’re talking about here is a happy case as Abe Askenazi, who worked as Vice President of Engineering for Buell in the last 14 years and who was free of contract after Harley-Davidson annihilated Buells from the production line, is now seeing his way towards Zero Motorcycles.
It is great to see the American company investing in know-how because this is the only way they’ll make it on the short and long run. Hit the jump to read the full press release.
Santa Cruz, CA (Feb. 25) – Zero Motorcycles today announced that Abe Askenazi has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Askenazi, who comes to Zero from Buell Motorcycle Company will lead Zero’s engineering and design teams. Askenazi has more than 14 years of product and technology experience in the motorcycle industry, and was previously Senior Director of Analysis, Test and Engineering Process at Buell Motorcycle Co.
"Abe is a seasoned leader and engineer and is an excellent addition to our management team," said Gene Banman, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. "He impressed us with his vast experience and many successes at Buell and we are looking forward to working with Abe in his new capacity at Zero Motorcycles."
Askenazi has a Master’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and often shared his knowledge of motorcycles and design in technical articles as part of his regular "Ask Abe" column in "Fuell Magazine." During his tenure at Buell, Askenazi led his team to develop 26 motorcycle models from concept to production across four different platforms, which attributed to more than one billion dollars in sales. Other notable accomplishments credited to Askenazi include patents for front brake rotor mounting, lightweight wheels, spoke arrangement, and an integral fuel storage unit with a breakaway steering head currently featured on several Buell motorcycles.
You can find out more about Zero Motorcycles product line and general information on Zero Motorcycles’ website, www.zeromotorcycles.com.