Tesla co-founder joins Clearpath’s board of advisors

Marc Tarpenning will provide support to self-driving vehicle development.

Marc TarpenningKITCHENER, Ont. — One of Tesla Motors’ co-founder has joined Clearpath Robotics as a member of its advisory board to provide entrepreneurial and technical insight.

“We’re thrilled to have Marc on our advisory board and work with him on a regular basis,” said Matt Rendall, chief executive officer at Clearpath Robotics. “Marc brings experience and insight that will help to guide our team as we accelerate the growth of our business and enter new markets.”

Tarpenning co-founded NuvoMedia in 1998, developer of the Rocket ebook – one of the first handheld devices for digital books.

In 2003 he co-founded Tesla Motors to build electrical cars and led the development of the Tesla Roadster, which was the first production automobile to use lithium-ion battery cells.

Tarpenning is now an active board member and advisor with numerous esteemed organizations and resides in Portola Valley, Calif.

Clearpath Robotics, based in Kitchener, Ont., is a developer of self-driving vehicles for industrial applications. It provides hardware, software and services to enable self-driving deployment and fleet operations, serving industrial markets including materials handling, mining, military, agriculture and aerospace.

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