Mr. Schneider has been the Director and Chief Executive Officer of ZAP since October 2002. Currently the Co-CEO of ZAP Jonway. Has more than 30-years career in the automotive industry and a long-time interest in fun, fuel-efficient cars.
In 2001 founded Voltage Vehicles, a fuel vehicle distributor specializing in electric vehicles and full-performance alternative fuel vehicles such as automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles. He also founded Auto Distributors, Inc., which is the promotion and distribution division of Voltage Vehicles.
Mr. Schneider also founded the RAP Group, an automotive liquidator and reseller, which ZAP also acquired. He serves on the board of directors of Apollo Energy Systems, a developer of fuel cells and advanced batteries. He also serves as a director of Rotoblock Corporation, a public company focused on the continued development of the oscillating piston engine; is an active member with various industry groups, including the Electric Drive Transportation Association in Washington, DC, and is a member of the Bay Area Alliance of CEOs.
Lectures frequently on industry topics at universities and other organizations. He was recently appointed as the Vice Chairman of Samyang Optics Co. Ltd. of South Korea and is also a Senior Advisor for Economic Development in China. In this position assists the Administration Committee of Yuhang Zutan (Innovation Sone) for Yuhang District, Hangzhou, P.R. China.
Mr. Schneider possesses particular knowledge and experience in automobile industry that strengthens the Board of Director’s collective qualifications, skills, and experience.