Marc Tarpenning joins Clearpath’s Board of Advisors to support self-driving vehicle development
(Kitchener, ON, Canada – March 8, 2016) Clearpath Robotics is proud to announce Marc Tarpenning, co-founder of Tesla Motors, as a member of its advisory board effective today. Tarpenning will provide the Clearpath leadership team with entrepreneurial and technical insight.
“We’re thrilled to have Marc on our advisory board and work with him on a regular basis,” said Matt Rendall, chief executive officer at Clearpath Robotics. “Marc brings experience and insight that will help to guide our team as we accelerate the growth of our business and enter new markets with self-driving vehicle technology.”
Tarpenning co-founded NuvoMedia in 1998, developer of the Rocket ebook – one of the first handheld devices for digital books. In 2003 he co-founded Tesla Motors to build electric cars and led the development of the Tesla Roadster – the first production automobile to use lithium-ion battery cells. Tarpenning is now an active board member and advisor with numerous esteemed organizations and resides in Portola Valley, California.
“Self-driving technology is clearly on the cusp of a major breakthrough. I’m happy to offer my assistance to Clearpath who, much like Tesla, has ambitious goals for making a meaningful impact on society,” said Tarpenning.
About Clearpath Robotics
Clearpath Robotics Inc. develops self-driving vehicles for industry. The company provides hardware, software and services to enable self-driving vehicle development, deployment and fleet operation. Clearpath works with over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands in over 40 countries, serving markets that span industrial materials handling, mining, military, agriculture, aerospace and academia. Clearpath is an award-winning company with recent awards, including Robotics Business Review Top 50 Company, Edison Award for Innovation, Business Insider Top 40 under 40, and Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Visit Clearpath Robotics at clearpathrobotics.com.
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