Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Samra has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Balqon California from May 2005 to the present. Prior to that, Mr. Samra was president and chief executive officer of EVI, a leading manufacturer of electric buses, trucks and trailers. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Samra was Corporate Vice President of Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of electric industrial vehicles and tow tractors. At Taylor-Dunn, Mr. Samra was responsible for worldwide marketing, dealer sales and operations. Prior to Taylor-Dunn manufacturing Mr. Samra worked for Flextronics, Micropolis and Wangtek in Operations and Quality management positions. Mr. Samra holds a B. S. degree in Chemistry from Punjab University, India.
Vice President Engineering, Director
From October 2008 to the present, Mr. Velasquez has been Vice President, Engineering and a member of the board of directors of Balqon California. From January 2007 to August 2008 Mr. Velasquez was a Senior Engineer at Honda Access America. From October 2000 to January 2007, Mr. Velasquez was an Engineer at Snugtop. Mr. Velasquez has over 10 years of experience in designing mechanical components, chassis and suspension systems for trucks, buses, trailers and utility vehicles. Mr. Velasquez has been awarded one United States patent related to composite body designs for pickup trucks. Mr. Velasquez holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California.