We design and produce battery-electric power trains for our improved Workhorse chassis.

AMP Electric Vehicles was established in 2007 as a developmental-stage vehicle electrification company. We first experimented with adding battery-electric power to two-seat roadsters.

In 2009/2010, Progressive Insurance sponsored a rigorous nation-wide competition for clean, “production-capable” vehicles. Our 100% electric GM Sky was the only mass-produced vehicle in the competition. All other vehicles were primarily prototypes or concept vehicles not suitable for driving on public roads. We were one of eight finalists in the Side-by-Side seating category. Our Sky achieved four times the fuel efficiency of an internal combustion equivalent with zero emissions (96 MPGe vs.19/24 city/highway for ICE version).

We followed the electrification of the Sky Roadster with the design and implementation of systems capable of powering larger vehicles. This led to the creation of electrification packages for the Chevrolet Equinox SUV, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Mercedes Benz ML350. These development activities resulted in the successful execution of the concept for SUVs.

AMP Electric Vehicles went public in 2010 trading on the OTC market under the AMPD symbol. When the economic benefits of conversion became less certain, we pivoted away from passenger vehicles and began to focus on electrifying commercial vehicles. This led to a development agreement with Navistar, a major U.S. truck OEM. Under the development agreement, the initial project was to re-power a 1,000 cubic foot delivery van.

The first vehicle was delivered to them in August of 2012 and successfully passed Navistar’s requirements and performance test. Navistar’s top management changed at precisely the same time the project vehicle passed its performance test and Navistar tabled the electrification project. They did however, introduce us to their client and AMP began to work directly with the end-user. As part of the end-user’s requirement, the battery-electric test truck successfully passed a 4,000-mile durability test at TRC, Inc.’s automotive test facility in East Liberty, OH.

AMP acquired the Workhorse brand and the Workhorse Custom Chassis assembly plant in Union City, IN in March of 2015. The asset acquisition made the company an OEM and enables the company to manufacture new, medium-duty truck chassis in the 14,500 to 23,500 GVW class.

In addition to the plant assets, our exclusive arrangement with UpTime Parts, Inc. for logistical and spare parts support and our 400+ network of dealers provides AMP with unequaled nationwide support for our vehicles.

In March of 2015, AMP formally changed its name to Workhorse Group Incorporated (NASDAQ: WKHS).

Facilities


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The Workhorse Group designs and produces battery-electric power trains in its 50,000 sq. ft. facility in Loveland, OH for its new Workhorse chassis. Workhorse’s approach to building its battery electric power trains uses proven, automotive-grade, mass-produced parts coupled with its custom designed, proprietary control software.

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Workhorse Group Inc. is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of Class 3-6 Workhorse brand medium-duty truck chassis. Its 200,000 sq. ft. assembly plant enables it to build the tried and true W62 chassis and the new, narrower-track W88 chassis at price points and performance specifications sure to be attractive to fleet purchasers.

Management Team


Stephen

Stephen Burns

Founder & CEO

Mr. Burns is a Co-Founder and equity investor in Amp Electric Vehicles and serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. He has founded several companies, most recently iTookThisOnMyPhone.com, a leading mobile photo and video-sharing technology company, MobileVoiceControl, Inc. a developer of high-end speech recognition software for smartphones sold to Nuance Communications, Inc. in 2006, AskMeNow [OTCC:AKMN] a mobile search and information delivery system sold to Ocean West Holdings in 2005, PocketScript, the leading mobile electronic prescription system in the world which was sold to ZixCorp[NASDAQ:ZIXI] in 2002, Over The Line/AdLink, sold to Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) in 1994 and the design and development of Suspension Parameter Measurement Machines.

Duane

Duane Hughes

President/Workhorse Commercial Trucks

Mr. Hughes is a senior-level executive with more than 20 years experience including direct business relationships in the automotive, advertising, and technology segments. Prior to joining Workhorse/AMP Electric Vehicles, Duane served as Chief Operating Officer for Cumulus Interactive Technologies Group. As COO, Duane was responsible for managing the company’s day-to-day sales and operations. He was responsible for all operations of the business unit. Prior to Cumulus ITG, Duane spent nearly fifteen years in senior management positions with Gannett Co., Inc., including his duties as Vice President of Sales and Operations for Gannett Media Technologies International.

MARTY

MARTY RUCIDLO

President/Workhorse Aerospace

Marty has over 25 years of experience in a multitude of positions in a variety of industries ranging from VP Sales & Marketing to General Manager in the Aerospace, Packaging, Software, Medical Technology, and Automotive industries. Most recently he has held executive level positions in leading edge technology companies in such industries as Medical Technology: Zix Corporation, Managed Healthcare: Comprehensive Care, as well as, Software Technology: Nuance Communications. The combination of over 15 years of experience with large fortune 500 companies such as ALCOA, PCC Airfoils and a similar amount of time with small to medium size companies ranging from start-up to a $ 100 million is the mix of experience needed and is an asset to ensure the organization has the ability to move to the next level and continue to grow.

JULIO

JULIO RODRIGUEZ

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rodriguez has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience in the automotive and food industries most recently at Genuine Parts Company, a distributor of automotive aftermarket parts and at Federal Mogul an OEM parts manufacturer. Mr. Rodriguez has held multiple executive positions including CFO, VP of Finance, Director of Finance, Controller and Audit Manager at corporate headquarters and subsidiary levels, and brings extensive experience managing the financial process including budgeting, strategic and operational planning, forecasting, strategic projects, financial statement preparation, manufacturing and cost accounting as well as in continuous process improvement for achieving operational efficiencies. Mr. Rodriguez has worked extensively in M&A, international environments, and started his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen.

DON

DON WIRES

Director of Engineering

Mr. Wires joined Amp Electric Vehicles after retiring from Procter and Gamble after 35 years. Mr. Wires was the first Technology Associated Director for Power, Control, & Information Systems at P&G. While at P&G Mr. Wires focused on advanced manufacturing processes across most of the company’s brands, with particular emphasis on high speed converting machine processes. Mr. Wires was responsible for the machine control direction for converting operations on a global basis, is co-author of several patents on machine automation and safety systems, and an early leader in developing a mechatronics approach to complex machine design at P&G. Mr. Wires was responsible for setting the automation direction on projects as large as one billion dollars across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, He was instrumental in applying servo technology to high speed converting processes. He is the first Engineering Technology Distinguished Alumni Graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science.

DANIEL

DANIEL ZITO

Executive Vice President

Mr. Zito served as Chief Business Development Officer for Cumulus Interactive Technologies Group before rejoining AMP Electric Vehicles. Prior to Cumulus Interactive, he held executive positions with iTookThisOnMyPhone, and Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc. He also served as Global Sales Overlay at Nuance Communications Inc., after Nuance acquired MobileVoiceControl, a software company that he helped launch. He is the former President/CEO of Gannett Media Technologies International, a division of Gannett Co. and the former VicePresident/General Manager of Software Consulting Services. Mr. Zito holds an MBA from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Board


Stephen

Stephen Burns

Founder & CEO

Mr. Burns is a Co-Founder and equity investor in Amp Electric Vehicles and serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. He has founded several companies, most recently iTookThisOnMyPhone.com, a leading mobile photo and video-sharing technology company, MobileVoiceControl, Inc. a developer of high-end speech recognition software for smartphones sold to Nuance Communications, Inc. in 2006, AskMeNow [OTCC:AKMN] a mobile search and information delivery system sold to Ocean West Holdings in 2005, PocketScript, the leading mobile electronic prescription system in the world which was sold to ZixCorp[NASDAQ:ZIXI] in 2002, Over The Line/AdLink, sold to Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) in 1994 and the design and development of Suspension Parameter Measurement Machines.

Raymond

Raymond Chess

Board Chairman

Mr. Chess spent 37 years at General Motors. In his most recent assignment, Mr. Chess had global product responsibility for all Crossover Vehicles. Prior to that, he was responsible for General Motors Commercial Vehicles, Class 3 through 8 including the mid and full size vans and the medium-duty product line, Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC Top Kick. Prior to 16 years in various product development assignments, he spent 21 years in manufacturing, starting his career at Indianapolis Metal Fabricating in 1975. His last assignment at the plant level was Superintendent of Manufacturing Engineering where he lead the engineering for body-in-whites. He transferred to Pontiac Michigan in 1992 to lead the consolidation of the Metal Fabrication plant manufacturing engineering activities. Before moving onto product development, Ray was responsible for all die, fabrication and body shop engineering for the General Motors Truck Group.

JAMES

JAMES TAYLOR

Board Member

Mr. Taylor has three decades of automotive experience in three countries. Most recently, Mr. Taylor served as CEO of Hummer during the divesture. Prior to that, he was general manager of Cadillac, responsible for the product planning, marketing, promotional and sales activities that significantly contributed to Cadillac’s global renaissance. Prior to his role as Cadillac general manager, Mr. Taylor was a vehicle line executive for Cadillac, directing the planning, engineering and manufacturing of the award-winning ground up Cadillac CTS, SRX and the STS models, which contributed significantly to the resurgence of Cadillac. Mr. Taylor began his GM career in 1980 with GM of Canada as an industrial engineer and held numerous production and purchasing positions during his tenure at GM.

GERALD

GERALD BUDDE

Board Member

As chief financial officer (CFO) of Assured Neace Lukens, Mr. Budde is primarily responsible for financial planning, reporting and analyzing Assured Neace Lukens financial information. In addition to being responsible for the finance and accounting functions, Gerald also oversees the human resources function and the integration of acquisitions. Gerald has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and finance, and has served as Assured Neace Lukens CFO since 2003. Prior to his current position, Gerald worked for UNOVA Industrial Automation Systems (IAS), who acquired the Machine Tool Group of Cincinnati Milacron, Inc. in 1998, leaving his final role there as vice president of finance for the machine tool group. He has been an inactive Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since he left public accounting in 1994 after almost eleven years with Ernst & Young, a multi-national professional services firm, leaving his final role there as an Audit Senior Manager. Gerald is currently a member of the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee of Mt. Notre Dame high school and is also a member of the Finance Commission of St. Margaret of York parish and school. Gerald earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Dayton in 1983.

H.

H. Benjamin Samuels

Board Member

Benjamin “Ben” Samuels is the Co-President of Victory Packaging, a North American packaging distributor wholly owned by KapStone Paper and Packaging. He joined Victory Packaging in 1995 as regional operating manager of Texas. In 1997, Samuels began his role as Vice Chairman and leader of the national accounts group, real estate, finance and legal departments, achieving a period of unprecedented growth in sales and revenues. After the retirement of his father in May 2007, Ben was named CEO and leader of an executive team that currently manages more than 1,500 employees. In 2015, Victory Packaging was purchased by KapStone. Samuels is an active member in the community, where he served as the Chairman of the Houston Food Bank and is the Chair of the Leo Baeck Education Center Foundation. He was also the President of the Houston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee before joining their National Board of Governors. In addition, Ben currently serves on the board of Children at Risk, Brighter Bites, Move for Hunger, and Congregation Shma Koleinu. He also served on the boards of and held leadership positions with J-Street, American Leadership Forum, Serve Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, and Jewish Family Service. Samuels received a bachelor’s degree in American studies and economics from Amherst College in Massachusetts, as well as an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He and his wife, Marci Rosenberg, reside in Houston and have a son, Ethan, and a daughter, Mimi.

Advisors


Bill

Bill Richardson

As Governor, Mr. Richardson’s bold governing style moved New Mexico forward in several important areas, including clean energy, education, public safety, environment, transportation, healthcare and $1 billion in tax cuts. His accomplishments include making New Mexico the “Clean Energy State” by requiring utilities to meet 20% of New Mexico’s electrical demand from renewable sources; and established a Renewable Energy Transmission Authority to deliver New Mexico’s world-class renewable resources to market. Bill served for 15 years in northern New Mexico representing the 3rd Congressional District, and in 1997 served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Clinton. In 1998, he was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Larry

Larry Lyons

Mr. Lyons retired from Chrysler January 1, 2010, after 44 years in the automobile industry. Most recently Larry was VP of Core Components, Process, and International Engineering. His first assignment at Chrysler was Product Team Vice President, responsible for product development of small cars, and Performance Vehicle Operations, which included Viper and Prowler. During the 9+ years as Product Team VP, responsibilities expanded to include midsize and large cars, minivans and crossover vehicles. Larry’s automotive career began with GM in Flint, Michigan, at Buick Motor Division in 1965. He worked in various test and product design positions, becoming Assistant Chief Engineer in 1986. Transferring to Oldsmobile Division in 1998, he was responsible for the engineering and planning of all Oldsmobile products, plus the divisions Motor Sports activities. He then joined Cadillac Luxury Car Division, where he ultimately became Director of Engineering, overseeing the design, build, and development of GM’s large and luxury models. In 1997, the Director position was expanded to include midsize cars, sports vehicles, and minivans. Larry joined Chrysler in 1999, where he spent his final 10 years in the industry.

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