Premium electric superbike maker Verge, has added two more names to its list of top brass. Alan Foster has been appointed chief operating officer of Verge Motorcycles and will be responsible for the company’s vehicle production and operations. He previously worked at McLaren Automotive for more than 15 years and has been working as an industry consultant over the past few years. He will be working on increasing Verge’s production capacity, quality control and operations.
Meanwhile, Haydn Baker has been appointed as Verge’s new chief programme officer and will be responsible for scaling up the company’s engineering and product development processes. In addition to a decade-long career in senior roles at McLaren Automotive, Baker has also worked for US manufacturer Rivian, where he gained significant technical experience in electric vehicles. Baker will be looking after Verge Motorcycles’ product development programme, engineering processes and standards bringing scalability to the product portfolio.
The appointments are part of Verge’s international growth strategy, which aims to put the company in a leading position in electric motorcycling.
“To be successful, growth requires, above all, the right people, and it is an honour to have industry veterans like Alan and Haydn as part of our team. The experience and expertise they bring with them is truly invaluable to us,” said Verge CEO Tuomo Lehtimäki.