• Jan 18, 2011
Richard Canny (right)

Just a few months ago, in September 2010, the CEO of Think, Richard Canny, stepped aside to become vice chairman of Think's North American operations and focus on promoting sales of the all-electric city car in the U.S. This week, Canny announced he is moving away from this position at the end of January. In an email to AutoblogGreen, Canny said:
It's been an exciting 2-and-a-half years to be sure – but it's time for me to move on to another new adventure and challenge. It's certainly been a rewarding period to be in the electric vehicle business and I'm glad that I'm leaving the company closer to its vision.
We've spoken with Canny many times in the past as we watched the company go from bankruptcy to reemergence and to the start of production in the U.S. Canny started working with Think in August 2008. He told Automotive News (sub. req.) that he still has "significant equity" in Think, "so I wish them every success and will be cheering them on from the sidelines."

[Source: Richard Canny, Automotive News]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Jumping off a sinking ship.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It is my personal opinion that Think's window of opportunity is disappearing. I think Think would have a much better chance if they brought the car to the U.S. market sooner, or had a price that's significantly lower than a Leaf. But at this point, I can't see how they can expect to compete with the Leaf. And that is unfortunate because, of all the startups, Think seems to be the smartest, I just feel they were too slow.
        • 3 Years Ago
        ? What?

        Did you read the article?

        a) Think is now a well funded car operation with facilities in the USA, and not a near bankruptcy operation when this guy joined in;
        b) the guy is heading the USA sales operation for..... Think.

        So, not jumping, not sinking, not ship:Think, Evan, think.