Leadership | EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

Leadership

Taking charge of the electric vehicle revolution demands a team of uniquely talented individuals. We’re working in concert to cover the nation with a vast, accessible, and environmentally responsible EV charging network.

David C. Schembri, CEO

David C. Schembri

CEO

David C. Schembri is the CEO of EVgo, a company that owns and operates the largest public Electric Vehicle (EV) fast charging network in the United States. Just prior to joining EVgo in November 2016, Schembri was the CEO for the Active Aero Group, an asset-backed provider of “on demand” transportation of cargo. The company consisted of two major divisions: USA Jet Airlines, a FAA certified Airline which provides Air Cargo Charter Services; and Roadrunner Expedite Trucking, a provider of ground expedited freight services. During his tenure as the AAG CEO, the Active Aero Group has been awarded the prestigious GM Supplier of the Year award for four consecutive years and the Ford World Excellence Award for the past two years. Additionally, revenues increased over 100% under his leadership.

Schembri joined EVgo with nearly 40 years of automotive experience. The majority of his career was realized in various executive positions at Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen of America.  At Mercedes Benz, Dave served as both the Vice President of Sales and the Vice President of Marketing. During his tenure, Schembri was responsible for several successful product launches while the company recorded 11 consecutive record years in new vehicle sales.

Most notably, Schembri was the President of Smart USA, a Penske Automotive Group company, and CEO of the Vehicle Production Group. He was responsible for the successful launch of the Smart brand as the President of Smart USA, and the MV-1 as CEO of the Vehicle Production Group. The launch of these two products and companies included establishing and maintaining a retail network, supply chain, customer relations, advertising, marketing, PR, and all sales, service, and parts functions.

Schembri is also a Member of the Board of Directors for Elio Motors

In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Schembri served on the Board of Directors for the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) from 1997-2011, and remains active as an Advisor, in BEF’s effort to raise funds for research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Schembri also serves as a Board Member for the Chandler Park Conservancy.

Schembri was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the University of Detroit, where earned both his Bachelor’s degree and his MBA.

Terry O’Day, Vice President, Product Strategy and Market Development

Terry O’Day

Vice President, Product Strategy and Market Development

Terry O’Day is responsible for developing and leading EVgo’s product strategy and market development. 

O’Day began his career in electric vehicle charging infrastructure with Edison International. He went on to co-found EV Rental Cars, which was the first rental company in the United States to offer only environmental vehicles, such as hybrid, natural gas, and electric cars serving fifteen airports in six states and more than 500,000 customers, with over 700 cars.

When O’Day was first elected as Council member for the City of Santa Monica in November 2010, he led the City’s General Plan: successfully reducing the 25-year projected per capita greenhouse gas emissions from California land use by 31 percent. His other community contributions include the Waterkeeper Alliance, Coro Southern California; The USC Center for Sustainable Cities, Environmental Entrepreneurs and as the Board Chair of the Coalition for Clean Air. He holds an MBA from The UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA with honors in Public Policy at Stanford University, with a thesis addressing public finance and demand management of electricity.

Rob Barrosa, Vice President OEM Strategy & Business Development

Rob Barrosa

Vice President OEM Strategy & Business Development

Rob Barrosa joined NRG EVgo in July of 2013 to lead the group’s business development efforts. Prior to joining, Barrosa was with AeroVironment Inc. (AV), where he held several roles in product development, engineering, program management, and business development. While there, he helped start the EV Solutions group that provided charging products and services for the latest generation of electric vehicles. He was primarily responsible for leading the business and product development of AV’s charging products and services. There he worked closely with automakers and infrastructure companies to develop the right set of solutions for their business needs. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA from the University of California Irvine.