Pierre Lahutte joins the Supervisory Board of Forsee Power, a French battery supplier chosen, for example, by Heuliez – Iveco for the electric bus range and Alstom for the Aptis (as well as the Portuguese CaetanoBus, both for the battery-electric vehicle and for the hydrogen one). Lahutte’s role on the company’s upper floors will help to increase Forsee Power’s focus on the electrification of off-highway applications.
Pierre Lahutte joins Forsee Power
Aged 48 and with more than 20 years of experience in agricultural vehicles, buses, trucks within the companies CNH, IVECO and New Holland, Pierre Lahutte was President of the IVECO brand was until 2019, responsible for bus & trucks activities (9 billion euros turnover). For this same entity, he participated in the development of alternative engines, but also for New Holland, the famous brand of agricultural equipment.
Pierre Lahutte sat on the Board of Directors of ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) from 2014 to 2019 and since May 2020, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of FRIEM SpA, the Italian leader in high power converters power for stationary storage and mobility, with ambitious projects in the field of electric mobility.
In June 2020, he was also appointed Chief Strategy & Development Officer of Navya, French leader in autonomous driving systems, before joining the Supervisory Board of Forsee Power on 8 October 2020.
Forsee Power with Lahutte, focus on electrification in agriculture
“It is with great pleasure that I join the Supervisory Board of Forsee Power, which, in recent years, has established itself as the European leader in battery systems for vehicles other than cars, particularly for commercial and rail vehicles. Today, public works and agricultural equipment are electrifying rapidly, and I will endeavor to support the development of Forsee Power in these new, very promising sectors” said Pierre Lahutte.
“I am delighted with the appointment of Pierre Lahutte to the Supervisory Board. In recent years, Forsee Power has become a benchmark in the bus and light mobility markets and our ambition is now to accelerate our development in the so-called “off highway” mobilities. Pierre’s expertise and experience in industrial, agricultural and construction vehicles will be real assets in conquering these new markets whose growth promises to be exceptional ” said Christophe Gurtner, Chairman and CEO of Forsee Power.