EDTA Announces New President

Brian Wynne Appointed

April 26, 2004—Washington, D.C.—Brian Wynne has been appointed president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA). He becomes just the second president of EDTA in its 14-year history.


Mr. Wynne has an exceptional record of achievements in public policy advocacy, education and public relations, and has spent most of his career promoting transportation and technology solutions. He served as Senior Vice President of Business and Trade at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, and as Chief Executive Officer of Automatic Identification Manufacturers International. Most recently, Mr. Wynne managed a private consulting firm.

Mr. Wynne holds a Masters of Arts degree in Advanced International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne.

EDTA Co-Chairman Edward B. Cohen, Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs for Honda North America, Inc., says, "Brian brings the experience and passion that is necessary for EDTA to serve its membership, and the talent and vision we are seeking for the Association."

Eugene Zeltmann, President & CEO of the New York Power Authority and EDTA Co-Chairman, adds, "I am confident that with Brian Wynne at the helm, EDTA will continue and expand its pivotal role in promoting battery, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles and supporting infrastructure during this critical time in the electric drive industry."

"I am thrilled to join such a well-renowned organization, and represent the exciting industry of electric drive," says Wynne. "EDTA has an impressive record of advocacy on Capitol Hill, unmatched experience organizing conferences and workshops, and serving as the industry's voice for consumers and the media. I'm eager to work with EDTA's board and member companies to further elevate EDTA's activities and objectives."

For more information about EDTA, visit www.electricdrive.org.

EDTA is an international association representing the development, production and use of battery, hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and supporting infrastructure. EDTA serves as the central source of information on all of the technical, market and policy issues surrounding the emergence of electric drive, and serves as the representative of the Americas to the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA). For more information about EDTA, visit www.electricdrive.org or call 202.408.0774.

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