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Zipp Mobility appoints US e-scooter executive

The company’s e-scooter model has recently been approved by the UK Department for Transport for use in shared e-scooter trials, in co-operation with local councils, across the UK.

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The Zipp Mobility e-scooter. Picture: Saiful Haque
The Zipp Mobility e-scooter. Picture: Saiful Haque

Zipp Mobility, the Irish micro-mobility start-up, has appointed Peter McGannon-Gomez, a senior US e-scooter executive, as the company’s chief operations officer (COO). The appointment was announced as the Dublin-based company accelerates plans to operate multiple shared e-scooter trials across the UK.

Prior to joining Zipp Mobility, Peter McGannon-Gomez was vice-president of operations at Blue Duck Scooters, a San Antonio-based company operating electric scooters in seven cities across Texas and the Southeastern US.

 

Approval for trials

 

Zipp Mobility’s e-scooter model has recently been approved by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) for use in shared e-scooter trials, in co-operation with local councils, across the UK. The company, founded by Charlie Gleeson in 2019, has secured over €1m in funding during the last four months to fund these trials.

 

Zipp Mobility, headquartered at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin (UCD), is an Enterprise Ireland High-Potential Start-Up (HPSU) company.

“There are few industry experts out there with Peter’s level of experience and success in launching thousands of e-scooters in multiple cities”

Before joining Blue Duck Scooters, Peter McGannon-Gomez specialised in the management and organisational consulting to non-standard insurance companies, as well as managing more than 500 retail outlets in four states.

 

“I am delighted to welcome Peter to the Zipp team at this very exciting time for the company. There are few industry experts out there with Peter’s level of experience and success in launching thousands of e-scooters in multiple cities,” said Charlie Gleeson, CEO, Zipp Mobility. “He is an ideal addition to our ambitious team as we gear up to launch our e-scooters in multiple cities across the UK and in time across Ireland.”

 

“I am incredibly pleased to be on board with the Charlie and the Zipp team,” said McGannon-Gomez. “Their energy and meticulous commitment to do micro-mobility right is refreshing.”

 

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