William Trainer CEO, President & Director

Mr. William Trainer is a key founder of Vicinity Motor Corp and has served as President and Director since its inception in 2008.  Mr. Trainer has over 25 years experience importing and exporting heavy machinery, and has successfully pioneered and brought several new products to the Canadian market.  William has also owned and managed heavy construction equipment dealerships throughout Western Canada.

Dan Buckle Chief Financial Officer

Dan Buckle joined Vicinity Motor Corp in 2018 and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with more than 20 years of diversified experience and leadership in finance. Dan has mainly worked as a finance executive with high growth public companies in the manufacturing sector with roles in corporate finance, M&A, and financial oversight and reporting. Dan also worked in the assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

John LaGourgue VP, Corporate Development, Director

John LaGourgue joined Vicinity Motor Corp in June, 2016 and brings with him over 20 years of management, sales, financial and investment experience in public and private companies. John has served in senior management and directors’ roles for public companies since 2009. Mr. Lagourgue manages the Company’s capital markets strategies and corporate communications.

Manual Achadihna Chief Operating Officer

For over 25 years, Mr. Achadinha has built a reputation within the transportation industry for his strong work ethic, results-oriented drive and exceptional ability to forge and maintain strategic alliances. Mr. Achadinha was previously President and CEO of BC Transit from 2008 to 2018, where he led the development and implementation of BC Transit’s evolving business strategy. During his ten years as CEO, annual revenue and ridership grew to over $261 million and 51 million passengers, respectively. He represented BC Transit with riders around the province, as well as partners, businesses, government leaders and other key external groups.

Marion McGrath Corporate Secretary

Marion McGrath has been actively engaged in the securities industry for over 30 years specializing in corporate governance and compliance of publicly traded issuers listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Canadian Securities Exchange. Prior her current role, Ms. McGrath was a senior paralegal with a Vancouver-based securities law firm.