Zipp Mobility appoints new COO, accelerates e-scooter trial plans

Zipp Mobility has appointed Peter McGannon-Gomez as COO as part of plans to accelerate its shared e-scooter trial operations across the UK.

McGannon-Gomez previously served as vice president of operations a Blue Duck Scooters, a San Antonio-based company operating e-scooters in seven cities across Texas and the south-east.

Zipp was recently been approved by the DfT for use in shared e-scooter trials, in co-operation with local councils, across the UK. The company, founded by Charlie Gleeson in 2019, has secured over €1 million in funding during the last four months to fund the trials.

Gleeson said: “I am delighted to welcome Peter to the Zipp team at this very exciting time for the company. There are few industry experts out there with Peter’s level of experience and success in launching thousands of e-scooters in multiple cities. He is an ideal addition to our ambitious team as we gear up to launch our e-scooters in multiple cities across the UK and in time across Ireland.”

McGannon-Gomez added: “I am incredibly pleased to be on board with Charlie and the Zipp team. Their energy and meticulous commitment to do micromobility right is refreshing. As someone who has long stood in the industry, it was very soon apparent how bright the future is for Zipp. I had to join. I hold Irish citizenship which made my decision to come on board that much easier!”

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