Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> August 30, 1999

Ray A. Geddes – Unique Mobility Inc (uqm)

RAY A. GEDDES is Chairman and CEO of Unique Mobility, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan. Dr. Geddes served as a Research Assistant to the Michigan Supreme Court from 1956 to 1958. He was a co-founder and General Manager of a recreational equipment division of King-Seely-Thermos Company from 1958 to 1960. Dr. Geddes joined Ford Motor Company in 1961 and served in a variety of financial, marketing and operating management positions. As Ford's GT and Sports Car Manager, Dr. Geddes worked closely with Lee Iacocca and had program responsibility for several product, marketing and track competition programs, including the Shelby Cobra, Mustang GT350 and the mid-engine Ford GT LeMans racer. Dr. Geddes was also Executive Vice President of Ford's Italian product development group, which included the Ghia Studios, Carrozzeria Vignale and DeTomaso Automobili, manufacturer of the mid-engine Pantera sports car. In 1973, Dr. Geddes became President of Gran Turismo, Inc., a supplier of automotive components. He also served as a product and marketing consultant to Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Corporation and Officine Alfieri Maserati S.p.A. Dr. Geddes joined Unique Mobility, Inc. in 1982 as Chairman of the Board of Directors and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Geddes is also Treasurer and a Director of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas and EVS Production, Inc. He is a member of the Advisory Board of EV Global Motors Company, an electric vehicle marketing firm founded by Lee Iacocca, and is a Director of the International Institute for Electric Transportation, a Washington, D.C.- based organization, which provides advisory services to countries in economic transition who wish to establish an electric vehicle industry. Profile
TWST: Let's start out by your giving us a brief overview of Unique

Mobility: the company's history, products, services, customers, those

kinds of things, please.

Dr. Geddes: Unique Mobility