Swedish electric truck manufacturer Volta Trucks appointed Steve Dichter as new Chief Strategy Officer. Mr Dichter replaces Casper Norden, who’s been appointed as Chief Fleet Solutions Officer, responsible for the implementation of the company’s Truck as a Service offer.
«I’m delighted to welcome Steve to the leadership team of Volta Trucks. His decades of experience strategically developing people and processes will help accelerate our growth, while remaining a nimble and agile company. We’ve expanded exponentially over 2021, from a handful of people at the start of the year to over 200 employees by year-end, and we aim to triple that again during 2022. As we transition from a start-up to a manufacturer of vehicles later this year, we are tackling a range of large strategic projects and it’s great to have somebody of Steve’s experience supporting our journey», stated Essa Al-Saleh, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks.
Who’s Steve Dichter, Volta Trucks’ new addition
Steve Dichter brings over 40 years’ experience in building high performing businesses and cultures. Most of his career was with McKinsey & Company where he was a senior partner and a leader of their worldwide organization performance practice. Latterly, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Agility Logistics, focused on integrating over 40 acquisitions and achieving consistent profitability and growth.
«Volta Trucks recognises that creating exceptional products requires exceptional capabilities and culture. The scale of Volta Trucks’ ambition, as well as its clear people focus in terms of safety and sustainability, resonates with my personal values and beliefs, so this opportunity was a natural fit», commented Steve Dichter.
Volta Trucks is fully committed to the launch of the Volta Zero electric truck to the market. Prototype production has already started, while serial production will be carried out in Steyr, Austria. DB Schenker has already pre-ordered 1,500 Volta Zero trucks, to be used within the Group’s European terminals to transport goods from distribution hubs to the city centres and urban areas.