VIA Motors is strengthening its ranks. CEO John Weber announced earlier this week that Michael Allman, an energy industry leader, has joined VIA’s board of directors.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Allman to the VIA Motors Board,” said Weber. “Michael is a respected industry leader in the energy space and brings to VIA vast leadership skills and experience.”
VIA said prior to this appointment, Allman served as chairman, CEO and president of Southern California Gas Company, the largest natural gas distribution company in the United States. Allman also served as president and CEO of Sempra Generation, a leading electric generation business. Previously, Allman served as vice president, CFO and CAO of Sempra Global Operations. Allman currently serves as Chairman of the Board of OneRoof Energy, a residential solar installation company, and is a Board Member of Blue Earth, Inc., a provider of energy efficiency and alternative energy solutions.
Allman will chair VIA’s audit committee, a role VIA believes he is uniquely qualified to lead. Allman received an MBA with Finance specialization from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Management Accountant, and is certified in Financial Management.