Management

William Trainer
Chief Executive Officer, President, 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.

Dan Buckle
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Buckle joined Vicinity Motor Corp. in 2018 and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with more than 20 years of diversified experience and leadership in finance. Mr. Buckle has mainly worked as a finance executive with high growth public companies in the manufacturing sector with roles in corporate finance, M&A, and financial oversight and reporting. Mr. Buckle also worked in the assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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.

Manuel Achadinha
Chief Operating Officer

For over 25 years, Mr. Achadinha has built a reputation within the transportation industry for his strong work ethic, results-oriented drive, and exceptional ability to forge and maintain strategic alliances. Prior to joining Vicinity Motor Corp., Mr. Achadinha was President and CEO of BC Transit where he led the development and implementation of BC Transit’s evolving business strategy which resulted in higher revenues and ridership.

Marion McGrath
Corporate Secretary

Ms. McGrath has been actively engaged in the securities industry for over 30 years specializing in corporate governance and compliance of publicly traded issuers listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Securities Exchange. Prior to her current role, Ms. McGrath was a senior paralegal with a Vancouver-based securities law firm.