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NovaCHARGE Appoints Entrepreneurial Leader, Frank Plastina, to its Board

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Seasoned C-suite executive will leverage experience in leading and investing in early-stage, high-growth technology companies
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ORLANDO, Fla., January 18, 2023 – NovaCHARGE, Inc., today announced the addition of Frank Plastina as an independent member of its Board of Directors.

Mr. Plastina is a highly successful C-level leader in technology firms, including Wolfspeed, a leader in Silicon Carbide and GaN-on-Silicon Carbide energy optimizing semiconductors. In addition, Plastina helmed Tekelec as President and CEO from 2006 to 2011, leading the telecommunications software company in its international growth to more than 40 countries.   

Currently, he is the Founder and President of Arc&Company, a provider of advisory services to C-suite executives in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, organizational design, and strategic planning. His firm also evaluates and makes investments in early-stage companies. 

Despite his undeniable legacy as a leader and operator of two NASDAQ-listed firms, Plastina maintains his entrepreneurial commitments. Most recently he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He held this role from 2017 to 2022 under the auspices of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development. Plastina is also currently a member of the Executive Council at American Securities (a New-York-based private equity firm that has committed $26 billion in capital over the past 28 years) and the Advisory Board of Bull City Ventures, a Durham-NC-based venture fund.

Upon his election to the NovaCHARGE board, Oscar Rodriguez, Chairman and CEO, commented, “Having Frank Plastina join our board at this time is a milestone event in our growth. His experience serving on multiple boards, as well as being a strategic leader and investor in early-stage companies cements our position as a leader in the EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) industry.”

About NovaCHARGE, Inc.:

NovaCHARGE, Inc., founded in 2008, is a nationally recognized technology manufacturer and turnkey systems integrator of electric vehicle (EV) hardware and cloud software. NovaCHARGE offers innovative EV charging solutions and boasts open standards in both its next generation ChargeUP Network and NC7000 and NC8000 Level 2 hardware lines. As a leading provider of EV networked charging solutions, NovaCHARGE has architected successful deployments for thousands of businesses across the United States. NovaCHARGE is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. ChargeUP is a trademark property of NovaCHARGE, Inc. For more information, visit www.NovaCHARGE.net.

CONTACT:

Tami Timperio, VP Marketing, NovaCHARGE

tamitimperio@novacharge.net

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