Zero Motorcycles announced that award-winning product development veteran Brian Wismann has joined the company as the new vice president of Product Development. He will report to Zero’s Chief Technology Officer, Abe Askenazi.
“Brian’s addition to the team further establishes Zero Motorcycles position as the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry,” said Askenazi. “Few would argue with Brian’s credentials and accolades, having led development of award and race-winning e-powered machines.”
Wismann’s hire boosts Zero Motorcycles unmatched global leadership in design and development, and his knowledge and expertise will complement Zero’s engineering and executive teams. He spent the last 13 years at Brammo, Inc. where he was responsible for development of the company’s electric motorcycle and racing programs. His experience in the industry aligns with Zero’s strategy to provide consumers with a full range of performance motorcycles.
During his career, Wismann has designed electric motorcycles that have received praise from leading motorcycle and lifestyle enthusiast media outlets. Brian holds several patents in battery and electric motorcycle technology. In addition, he played an instrumental role in product development and program management that led to numerous racing championships and technical excellence awards.
“Electric motorcycles have been my passion for over a decade and I’m happy to have the opportunity to continue the work with the world leader in electric motorcycle production. Zero’s commitment to the market, EV performance, and a talented team that is 100 percent committed to delivering the best product to our customer is ultimately what convinced me to join. I’m looking forward to the ride!” said Wismann about the new role.