SEA Electric welcomes new president for Asia Pacific

In News3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 21, 2023

SEA Electric has named Daniel Scarpino de Castro as the new president for the company’s Asia Pacific division.

Scarpino de Castro comes to SEA Electric with a wealth of executive-level experience to his credit, following roles within the automotive industry, including bus and coach manufacturing, transport electrification, and zero emissions solutions.

Having previously worked within Oceania, Southeast Asia, South America and the USA, he joins SEA Electric from the position of president of Irizar USA, which focuses on passenger transport and electromobility.

He was also on the Board of Directors for Irizar Asia Pacific (Australia) since 2013, and he has earned an MBA from the Melbourne Business School.

For Scarpino de Castro, joining the SEA Electric team allows him to further his work in the eMobility field.

“It’s an honour to be joining the SEA Electric team, and play a part in taking the company to the next level throughout the Asia Pacific region,” he said.

“SEA Electric’s technology has an enviable reputation throughout the industry, with its credentials leading the way for what is possible in the space since the company was first commercially launched in 2017.

“As we have seen with the many major wins for SEA Electric in recent times, plus our existing portfolio of industry collaborations, people want to work with us, as we take the next steps adding fresh innovations to the electric transportation marketplace.”

For SEA Electric, Scarpino de Castro adds to the extensive talent pool already assembled at the company’s base in Melbourne, Australia.

“The EV segment is gaining genuine momentum in the Asia Pacific region, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome Daniel on board, with his extensive specialist knowledge of the sector, set to assist us in further growing the business,” said Tony Fairweather, SEA Electric CEO and founder.

“Globally, SEA Electric’s technology is gaining significant traction with leading OEMs and other major collaborations.

“In Australia, our locally assembled, electric trucks are showing what is possible in the zero-emissions logistics space, across a wide range of industries and application types,” he said.

“There are massive opportunities across the region, and with Daniel at the helm, the future is incredibly exciting for SEA Electric.”

Scarpino de Castro will commence in his new role effective, Monday 24 April 2023.