Velodyne to Register Underlying Shares to Facilitate Warrant Conversion

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As previously disclosed, Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLDR, VLDRW) (“Velodyne” or the “Company”), the global leader in lidar technology, must register shares of Company common stock to allow for warrant holders to convert warrants into shares of common stock within 30 days of the closing of its recent business combination with Graf […]

PPG Appoints Andrea Giunta as Vice President, Science and Technology, Color

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the appointment of Andrea Giunta as vice president, science and technology (S&T), color, effective Oct. 1. Reporting to David Bem, PPG vice president, S&T and chief technology officer, Giunta will lead the company’s corporate color organization and strategic color direction to enable activities such as automated color matching and digital […]

Wolters Kluwer Lien Solutions Experts Present at 2020 Auto Finance Summit

Session to focus on ways auto lenders can better navigate current economic challenges HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#wolterskluwer–Experts with Wolters Kluwer’s Lien Solutions business will share insights, “Three Key Lessons for Auto Lenders from 2020,” at 1:30 EDT on Tuesday, October 20, Auto Finance Summit’s 2020 Virtual Experience, October 20-22. As the COVID pandemic has unfolded, auto lenders […]

Blink and SG Blocks Enter Into Strategic Master Development and Production Agreement to Bring Solar, Off-grid, Modular EV Charging Solutions to Market

– Provides for Cooperative Deployment of Charging Stations with Energy Storage to Support Growing Demand for Electric Vehicles LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SG Blocks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGBX) a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, and Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK), a leading owner and operator of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, today jointly […]

Five Alive: CARSTAR adds five new facilities across Canada

Hamilton, Ontario – CARSTAR Canada has announced the addition of five new facilities this fall. “Our continued commitment to success for our franchise, insurance, and vendor partners is unrelenting,” said Michael Macaluso, paint, collision & glass, group president and EVP, Driven Brands. “Seeing the strength of our franchise family throughout this challenging time has motivated […]

Cleaning Up: PPG earns R&D 100 award for Clean Surface Technology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — PPG has earned itself titles at the 2020 R&D 100 awards for its Clean Surface Technology, which the company says enables stain-resistant, easy-clean interior paint, and the company’s overspray-free application for faster automotive painting. PPG Clean Surface Technology is a combination of  stain-resistant, soft-touch coatings originally developed to make premium electronic devices […]

EV/AV Report: October 19, 2020

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Toronto unveils its first-ever autonomous bus, a Quebec ride-hailing company revives its services and GM nears its Hummer EV reveal in this week’s EV/AV Report. Autonomous Olli The City of Toronto’s first-ever automated, driverless shuttle was unveiled last week. The bus will run a route from a Scarborough neighborhood to the Rouge Hill […]

Global Reach: Quebec-based company creates EV Trucks for Amazon

 Saint-Jérome, Quebec — Lion Electric Co. is a small, Que-based electric school bus manufacturer that is making waves in the electric auto-sphere. Chief executive Marc Bedard spent the last eight years working with EVs before moving onto electric trucks. Bedard was worried he was being too ambitious promising the production of EV trucks in just […]

Committed to Coatings: AkzoNobel named Advanced Auto Parts New Vendor of the Year

Troy, Michigan — On Oct. 14, 2020 AkzoNobel announced it has been named the New Vendor of the year by Advance Auto Parts. “AkzoNobel has shown the highest level of commitment to training, sales support, marketing support and advancing market share than any vendor in their product category in Advance history,” according to the remarks […]