Rick is an advisor to XL Hybrids, along with being a very active board member and advisor to many businesses and educational institutions. Rick had a 32-year career with General Motors before working with XL Hybrids, starting on the company’s financial staff in New York and ending as President and Chief Executive Officer of GM. He was instrumental in the establishment and building of GM’s largest global business, GM China, and in the creation and growth of GM’s OnStar business. After retiring from GM in 2009, he has been actively involved with a number of auto/technology startup businesses, as well as serving as board member and advisor to many businesses and institutions. Rick also works with not-for-profit activities like the Duke Kushan University Advisory Board. Rick earned his BA, summa cum laude, from Duke University and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Scott leads Constellation Technology Ventures, the venture capital investing arm of Exelon Corp, overseeing the CTV investing strategy the management of the CTV portfolio and the commercialization of new energy technologies within Exelon. Prior to working with CTV, Scott was part of the Strategic Systems and Business Operations group where he led a team responsible for market data management, IT governance, and integration projects. He worked within the Constellation wholesale commercial organization prior to that, holding several different jobs. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fairfield University and an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Richard Canny has been a Director of XL Hybrids since 2011. He is also co-owner of Ultimation Industries, LLC, a Michigan based automation company. Prior to working with XL Hybrids, Richard had a 25-year career at Ford Motor Company, holding roles such as Director of Corporate Strategy, President and CEO of Ford South America, and President of Ford Argentina. After leaving Ford in 2008, he became CEO of THINK, a Norwegian electric vehicle company. Richard holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Ed Tekeian serves as a Member of Technical Advisory Board at XL Hybrids Inc. Previously, Ed has been leading technical teams in startups for over 20 years, including interests in computer vison, 3D printing and medical devices. He was Chief Technology Officer at Kuvee, and led development of engineering viruses used as speed pathogen sensors at Sample6. He also worked on the development of 3D scanning and patient positioning systems for dentistry and cancer therapy as Vice President of Engineering at Brontes Technologies and Zmed. He is currently Director of Software at Formlabs, while also serving as a board member for XL Hybrids. He holds a BS from Columbia University and an MS in Computer Science from Tufts University.
Bill Aulet is the managing director for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT, and Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining MIT, Bill had a 25-year record of success in business with IBM, Viisage, Cambridge Decision Dynamics and SensAble Technologies, which became a two-time Inc. Magazine 500 Fastest-Growing Private Company. He has directly raised more than $100 million in funding for his companies, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars in market value for those companies. He is a regularly featured speaker at management leadership programs speaking on topics such as entrepreneurship, financial strategies, and operational excellence. A former professional basketball player, Bill also earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harvard University and an SM from the MIT Sloan School of Management.