Richard Canny resigns as Think North America’s Vice Chairman

Article by Christian A., on January 19, 2011

By the end of January 2011, Richard Canny’s resignation will take effect and he will no longer be Think North America’s Vice Chairman. In September 2010, Canny transitioned to vice chairman of the company's North American operations from CEO of Think Global SA.

The 49-year-old Canny arrived at Think in August 2008 to be its chief operating officer and in less than three months, he was promoted to CEO. Barry Engle will succeed Canny as Think's top executive and he will take over Canny's duties at the company.

Both Engle and Canny are former Ford Motor Co. executives. During Canny's time with the company, Think was saved from collapse; shut its plant in Aurskog, near Oslo, Norway; started production for Europe in Finland with contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive; resumed sales in Europe; refurbished a U.S. plant in Elkhart, Indiana; started producing for the North American market; and made plans to open new product development and engineering facilities in Oslo.

In an e-mail exchange with Automotive News Europe, Canny said that the past two and a half years were “exciting” but that he believes the time has come for him to “move on to a new adventure and challenge.”

He also said that it has been a rewarding period to be in the electric vehicle business. He also expressed his gladness at leaving at a time when the company has been brought closer to its vision. [via autonews - sub. required]

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