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Power Sports Industry Legend and Special Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Hall of Famer Nate Shelton has joined the Tropos Technologies’ Board.


MORGAN HILL, CALIF. (December 12, 2017) – Power Sports Industry Legend and Special Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Hall of Famer Nate Shelton has joined the Tropos Technologies’ Board of Directors. Shelton brings a long history of leadership and excellence in corporate development having played crucial roles in the growth of companies, such as Hooker Headers, Cam Dynamics, Koni Shocks and VDO. He is well-known for the major contribution he made to grow K&N Engineering, helping guide this small motorcycle air filter aftermarket start-up into one of the largest automotive aftermarket companies in the U.S. When Shelton served as CEO at K & N Engineering, company turnover grew to over $100 million annually, leading K & N Engineering to four Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Manufacturer of the Year Awards. More recently, Shelton has served as Chairman of the B&M Automotive Group, owner of popular brands B&M, Hurst, Flowmaster, Dinan Engineering and others.



“Tropos Technologies has many markers for future success, that I’ve seen in other companies I’ve been associated with,” stated Shelton. “At this stage of my career my goal is to give back as much as I can to help others realize their dreams, and I am particularly interested in the mission of the Tropos team. I am eager to help in anyway possible, specifically in corporate development.”

Among its own products, Tropos is the marquee dealer for the electric low-speed vehicle (E-LSV) from Cenntro Automotive Corporation called the METRO. Tropos supported the development and design of this compact utility vehicle (CUV), which is already widely available in Europe and Asia. The all-electric vehicle is a highly flexible and modular CUV ideally suited for local delivery, maintenance crew transportation, parking enforcement, and people transport on campuses or in communities.

“With his reputable track record and background, we are very proud to have Nate joining the Tropos Board of Directors,” said Tropos CEO John Bautista. “His knowledge, experience and, most especially, the lifetime of relationships he has developed will help tremendously as we grow our business. We look forward to benefiting from Nate’s experience in building world class organizations for years to come,” concluded Bautista.

About Tropos Technologies, Inc.

Tropos Technologies, Inc. is a multi-discipline service provider focused on alternative transportation. Tropos’ expertise includes, but is not limited to, Engineering, Manufacturing and Distribution of components and complete vehicles. Tropos also assisted Cenntro in the development of the Metro as well as its US Homologation and CARB certification.

About Cenntro Automotive Corporation –

Cenntro Automotive Corporation designs and manufactures all-electric utility vehicles for sale in the United States, Europe and China. Cenntro Automotive is positioned to become the global leader in production of emission-free vehicles that reach 200+ MPGe, including the versatile METRO, an All-Electric Compact Utility Vehicle. Cenntro Automotive is dedicated to developing utility vehicles that are characterized by groundbreaking design, safety, efficiency and practicality. The combination of Cenntro’s expertise and its ability to work with strategic partners worldwide allows it to develop vehicles that set new standards for functionality, size, safety and affordability.

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Technica Communications
Lisa Ann Pinkerton

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Tropos Technologies
Scot Harden



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