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Board of Directors

William Trainer
Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. Trainer is a key founder of Vicinity Motor Corp. and has served as President and Director since its inception in 2008. Mr. Trainer has over 25 years experience importing and exporting heavy machinery and has successfully pioneered and brought several new products to the Canadian market. William has also owned and managed heavy construction equipment dealerships throughout Western Canada.

Joseph Miller
Chairman, Director

Mr. Miller has been a director of Vicinity Motor Corp. since December 4, 2012. Mr. Miller has over 30 years experience in the construction field and manages a BC-based, construction company with projects across North America and the South Pacific. Mr. Miller specializes in ground improvement, bringing new technologies to use around the world. Mr. Miller brings a vast knowledge in negotiation skills and customer relationship building to the Corporation. Mr. Miller is also a Director on several other boards and brings a broad base of experience in management and innovation skills.

John LaGourgue
Vice President, Corporate Development, Director

Mr. LaGourgue joined Vicinity Motor Corp. in June 2016 and brings with him over 20 years of management, sales, financial, and investment experience in public and private companies. Mr. LaGourgue has served in senior management and directors’ roles for public companies since 2009. Mr. LaGourgue manages the Company's capital markets strategies and corporate communications.

Andrew Imanse

Mr. Imanse joined Vicinity Motor Corp. as a director in October 2015. Mr. Imanse is a retired President of the Thor Bus Group and was instrumental in developing the bus market for Thor Industries. Mr. Imanse has been a prominent figure in the bus industry for over 20 years. Prior to his role in the bus industry, Mr. Imanse worked in the recreational vehicle sector as a senior executive for several companies, including Vice President of Canadian Recreational Vehicles and Housing Division of the Bendix Corporation.

Christopher Strong

Mr. Strong is a senior executive with over thirty years of experience with startups, acquisitions, IPOs, turnarounds, and sales. In addition to previous roles as CEO, he has also served as audit committee chair, CFO, and numerous other finance-related positions earlier in his career. Mr. Strong is a former U.S. Navy Officer and received his MBA in finance from the Wharton School of Business.

James White

Mr. White has extensive experience as a corporate director for public companies and is currently serving as Managing Partner with Baynes & White, a Toronto, Ontario based benefits and pension actuarial consulting firm.