FreeWire Technologies announced today that Dr. Carolin Funk has joined the company as the VP of Growth. She brings a wealth of expertise of the energy industry as well as energy policy from her time at Siemens and her doctorate research in new energy systems. As VP of Growth, Dr. Funk will hone in on scalability by aligning strategic partnerships and streamlining the production process.
From the early days, Dr. Funk had been a supporter of FreeWire Technologies. CEO, Arcady Sosinov, met Dr. Funk in early 2014, when he first incorporated FreeWire Technologies. Both believed battery-supported mobile chargers brought enormous potential to change the face of electric vehicle (EV) charging. Dr. Funk orchestrated the strategic partnership between Siemens and FreeWire. Siemens’ “eCar Operation Center”, the EV management platform developed out of Milan, Italy, was already established as a standard across Europe but had not taken stage in the United States. The pilot deployment of the product across the first set of FreeWire Mobi Chargers marked the first in the US. The product since then has made headways in the US, with the FreeWire’s first commercial site still running strong today.