About Us

AYRO, Inc. is a U.S-based designer and manufacturer of purpose-built, automotive-grade, all-electric vehicles. 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

Rod Keller

CEO, Board Member

Prior EV Experience

  • President, Segway, Inc.
  • President & CEO, T3 Motion
  • Executive: Toshiba, Dell, Cisco

Areas of Expertise

  • Domestic & International Executive Leadership.
  • Facilitated successful sale Segway
  • Sales Success at Segway driving 300% revenue growth

Bruce Riggs


Prior Electronics Experience

  • SVP & COO, Compal Electronics, Smart Device Group
  • SVP & GM Quanta

Areas of Expertise

  • Tier 1 Domestic & International Electronics Manufacturing Ops
  • Volume Manufacturing Mgmt. in US, China, Europe and Brazil
  • Product Development Leadership
  • Past Chairman IEEE1625 Battery Standard

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

VP of business development

Prior Experience

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

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

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


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.