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.
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.
Vice President Corporate Development
Mr. LaGourgue joined Vicinity Motor Corp. in June 2016 and brings with him over 25 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 assists in business development, partnerships, sales and overseas the Company's capital markets strategies and corporate communications.
Vice President Sales
Mr. Phillips joined Vicinity Motor Corp. in 2021 to lead sales efforts across North America for the Company. He brings over three decades of broad experience in the commercial vehicle industry, focused mainly on commercial bus and truck applications. His operational background and grassroots knowledge from manufacturing to dealer sales brings a level of expertise and insight always focused on driving results and value in the marketplace.
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.