About Us

AYRO, Inc. designs and manufactures purpose-built, all-electric vehicles to enable sustainable fleets. AYRO delivers industry-leading value to a rapidly expanding market where the need for high-quality, cost-effective, zero-emissions vehicles and technology platforms is becoming increasingly important.


AYRO, Inc. is a company built upon a vision of doing things differently

Back in 2017, a group of entrepreneurs, executives and investors first founded Austin Electric Vehicles, which became AEV Technologies, Inc. The concept was to create sustainable electric solutions for campus management, last mile delivery, urban commuting, and closed campus transport. From the beginning, AYRO has made a commitment to commercialize energy efficient solutions, reduce carbon footprints and provide solutions for life cycle sustainability. In May 2019, AEV Technologies, Inc. became AYRO, Inc.

Get In Touch With Our Team:

Leadership Team

Thomas M. Wittenschlaeger


Prior Experience

Areas of Expertise

Rich Perley


Prior Experience

  • VP Business Development, Wistron Corp
  • CMO, Xplore Technologies (now a Zebra Technologies Company)
  • CMO, Augmentix (now part of Dell)

Areas of Expertise

  • Company build-outs
  • Go-to-market strategies
  • Product management
  • Marketing initiatives

Curt Smith


Prior Experience

  • CFO, LAC Group
  • CFO, AgileAssets
  • CPA, Plante Moran (formerly EKS&H)

Areas of Expertise

  • Managing rapid-growth – organic growth, M&A, rollups
  • Investor relations & financing
  • Strategic planning & transaction execution
  • Operations management & IT systems development

Brian Groh

Chief of Business Development

Prior Experience

  • General Manager, Wistron Corp ($23B ODM)
  • CEO, Co-Founder Xplore Technologies
  • CEO, Co-Founder Telular

Areas of Expertise

  • Functional, executive leadership
  • Funding, mergers & acquisitions, accelerated growth
  • Business development – global, high-value accounts
  • Strategic planning & execution
  • Channel strategy & management

Mike Johanns


Prior Experience

  • Executive Director, Operations, Dell
  • Executive Director, World Wide Procurement, Dell
  • VP, Supply Chain, Alienware

Areas of Expertise

  • Volume Manufacturing Management
  • Global Supply Chain & Procurement
  • Global Logistics
  • Quality Systems

Dwayne Lum


Prior Experience

  • VP Technology, Wistron Corp
  • Managing Partner, Kinetex
  • CTO, Xplore Technologies

Areas of Expertise

  • Product development for world markets
  • Experience design
  • Roadmapping for first-mover & market leadership
  • NPI & Product launch

Scott Mellon


Prior Experience

  • Founder & CEO, Franchise Field
  • VP Franchising, Papa Murphy’s
  • Franchise Director, Dunkin’ Brands

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing Entry
  • Sales and Market Entry

Terry Kahl


Prior Experience

  • Territory Sales Manager, Club Car
  • Regional Sales Manager, UpLink Corporation

Areas of Expertise

  • Channel development and support
  • Strategic planning, execution of company and partner objectives
  • Sales Management coordination
  • Collaboration across multiple partners and teams

Doug Fowler


Prior Experience

  • Principal, Fowlco
  • VP Engineering, Entegra Technologies
  • Dir. Engineering, Xplore Technologies

Areas of Expertise

  • Systems definition, design, & development
  • Test, qualification, manufacturing, and regulatory
  • Projects ranged from simple consumer electronics to complex missile systems


AYRO, Inc. is growing all the time. We’re always on the lookout for passionate, talented team members who share our vision of Charging Forward. We do things differently here at AYRO, and that’s what makes us who we are. Our company does it all…from engineering and product development to manufacturing and service.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please send us an email at careers@ayro.com.