Martin Hofmann joins Volta Trucks as Chief Technology and Information Officer

Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive all-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has appointed Dr Martin Hofmann as its Chief Technology and Information Officer, effective from May 1.

Hofmann brings a wealth of experience to Volta Trucks, most recently as Senior Vice President at Salesforce, with previous roles at the Volkswagen Group as its Group Chief Information Officer. Under Martin’s leadership, the Volkswagen Group started its digital transformation into the cloud, connecting vehicles and factories through the internet. 

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Martin set up several software development and technology centres for Volkswagen in Portugal, Spain, India, and Silicon Valley. Under his leadership, Volkswagen was the first entity to obtain three US patents in applied Quantum Computing, with one in mobility optimisation.

In his role as Chief Technology and Information Officer, Hofmann will report to Volta Trucks’ Chief Executive Officer, Essa Al-Saleh. His responsibilities will include the strategic leadership of the company’s vision for customer digital services and IT operations.

Essa Al-Saleh, Volta Trucks CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Martin to the Executive Management Team of Volta Trucks at this pivotal time in the development of the company. Building a new all-electric truck from the ground up gives us a unique opportunity to create a digital ecosystem around the vehicle, built specifically for our customer’s needs, much like Apple did with the launch of the original iPhone. 

“Martin’s extensive industry knowledge and experience with digital transformations will be invaluable for Volta Trucks to support our vision for an industry-leading digital customer experience.”

Martin Hofmann, Volta Trucks new Chief Technology and Information Officer

Martin Hofmann, Volta Trucks Chief Technology and Information Officer, said: “I am excited to join the Volta Trucks team that has accomplished so much in such a short time – making mobility in our cities safer and tailpipe emission-free. 

“Being passionate about automotive and advanced information technology, I am thrilled to drive the creation of Volta Trucks’ Digital Platform – a benchmark in customer experiences, software-defined vehicle services and efficient ecosystem processes.”

This latest appointment follows the announcement from Volta Trucks that the company had welcomed Claes Nilsson to its Board of Directors.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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