David is working towards a sustainable future accessible to all by creating a suite of clean-energy, electric vehicles at varied price points. With entirely US based manufacturing and operations, David is also determined to have Mullen Technologies play a role in shaping a self-sustaining local economy by creating more jobs in America.
David manages risks and company expectations as a pathway to success and has personally overseen several businesses that totaled over $1 billion in transactions. His key strength is the ability to be fiscally responsible and lead teams to complete projects on time and within budget. As a seasoned professional in this space, David has demonstrated skill in building businesses from the ground up and into successful entities that subsequently sold for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Jerry Alban has been Mullen's Chief Operations Officer since July 2021. He previously served as Mullen's Chief Financial Officer from April 2018 through July 2021 after consulting with the company since January 2018. During his 35 years of experience in private and public accounting, he has worked in roles ranging from Assistant Controller to CFO in companies with sales of $10 million to $1.2 billion annually. Mr. Alban’s experience ranges from single to multi-state corporations as well as 27 countries worldwide for entities in reporting, merging, and consolidating financial results. Industry experience ranges from Service to Manufacturing with stops along Anchorage, Seattle, and Southern California. Mr. Alban has taken three prior companies public and has the experience and expertise to clean up processes and get through the SEC process. Mr. Alban has two bachelor’s degrees, the first is a Bachelor of Science, Accounting from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA, and the second is a Bachelor of Science, Forestry from Washington State University in Pullman, WA.
Kerri Sadler is the Chief Financial Officer at Mullen. Prior to becoming the CFO in July 2021, she served as the internal consultant and interim CFO while leading the Finance and Accounting team through the annual audit, financial reviews, and ultimately, the Net Element reverse merger in 2021. She is focused on developing a world-class Finance, Accounting, and Operations team, and working to lead the transformation from a private to a public company via cross strategic initiatives. Ms. Sadler is responsible for financial reporting, technical accounting matters, internal controls, consolidations, treasury and risk management, and financial planning and analysis. Kerri has domestic and international experience, which spans commercial and investment banking, automotive, and trading/treasury activities. She has worked with well-known, global companies, including KPMG, Credit Suisse, and Toyota Financial. Most recently, she has worked with emerging growth companies in developing their finance and accounting departments. Her career began with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as a bank examiner/regulator.
Calin has served as President of Mullen Automotive since 2017. Mr. Popa is an energetic automotive executive, with exceptional global manufacturing experience. With over 30 years of international work in all aspects of vehicle development and manufacturing from concept to launch. Mr. Popa has led the engineering management of various MAN, Ford, GM, Chrysler, and Fisker vehicles in the US, Germany, and Mexico. He holds a Master of Engineer-Automotive University of Brasov, Romania 1987
Marian Petrelecan has served as the Vice President of Mechanical Systems at Mullen since 2020. He is an enterprise leader who brings over 28 years of international and domestic, OEM and start-up automotive experience and expertise. Mr. Petrelecan is focused on vehicle product engineering, design, homologation, validation, quality, program management, and electrification. He has successfully built engineering organizations from inception for several EV companies such as Fisker, NIO, and Indi EV. He managed various BMW, Chrysler, Fisker, and NIO teams on several vehicle programs from concept phase through launch in the US, Germany, Great Britain, and Mexico.
Rainer Schulz has served as Vice President of Electrical Systems at Mullen since 2021. He is a proven customer-sensitive executive with broad domestic and international experience in engineering project management, product and process development, new business acquisition, production system, strategic sourcing, supplier management, cost reduction, strategic planning, and budgeting. He has held senior positions with Behr Group, Denso Automotive, Obrist Technologies, and Thermaldynamics International LLC.
Corry Davis is a highly accomplished, results-driven professional with more than 17 years of diverse engineering and management experience. Prior to joining Mullen in 2021 as the Vice President of Vehicle Integration and Homologation, Mr. Davis held roles as Vice President of Engineering, Director of Engineering, and Chief Engineer at multiple small vehicles and specialty manufacturers. Mr. Davis has a focused technical background in electric traction systems and vehicle integration. He has worked as a technical expert in electric vehicle integration and component development for automotive manufacturers in the United States, China, Korea, and India. Mr. Davis brings a large network of industry experts, as well as a vast knowledge of electric drive system technology and full vehicle development, validation, and proven design methodologies.
Jason Putnam has over 20 years of experience working in executive-level sales and marketing positions in the automotive industry. Prior to Mullen, Jason was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Motortrak, where he led the company’s introduction into the U.S. market and oversaw the success of OEM partnerships with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, and McLaren. Mr. Putnam brings a strong background in conceptualizing and executing across all categories of both online and traditional advertising to Mullen’s brand and EV strategy. Mr. Putnam has a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.
Mr. Sung joined Mullen in November of 2019 as the Vice President of Finance. Mr. Sung has 15+ years of finance experience in various industries; he spent four years working for Karma Automotive, nine years for Raytheon, and three years as a financial consultant at Wise Stewart Corporation. During his time at Karma, he was instrumental in developing the accounting system and budgeting framework necessary to measure and plan complex automotive development programs. Mr. Sung served as a Financial Analyst for various programs, the latest being a large-scale $650M international program with accountability for analysis of key financial metrics. He also assumed additional responsibilities as the Risk and Opportunities manager, overseeing risk register tools, chairing risk and opportunity board meetings, and aligning program risk and opportunities with company processes. He also has experience working on various DoD and foreign proposals, which has resulted in contracts worth over $100M. Mr. Sung graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a minor in Business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Peter Prisbrey is a versatile IT professional who has 10 plus years of experience administering IT infrastructure for startups and corporate environments. Mr. Prisbrey gained valuable enterprise experience while working for the 500+ employee electric vehicle manufacturer Coda Automotive. His core competencies include cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructure, Windows Server and VMware administration, and data collection. Mr. Prisbey’s background is solidly based on information technology and business processes. Most recently, he was responsible for the operation of commercial behind-the-meter distributed energy storage systems as well as the collection and presentation of the system’s data. Mr. Prisbey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration & Information Systems degree from California State University, Fullerton.
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