CEO Tim  Krauskopf at Motiv Power Systems  Portrait

Tim Krauskopf


Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Tim Krauskopf has been named CEO of Motiv Power Systems. The search was led by Mark Lonergan.

About Tim

Tim Krauskopf is a visionary, experienced, and entrepreneurial executive. Most recently, Tim was the Global Executive Director at AREPA, a global equipment restoration company. Before that, he held multiple C-Suite positions with Arrington Performance, Magnuson Products, Freight Zone, Gemini Traffic Sales, and Round Lake Freight. Tim's most significant success was co-founding Spyglass, Inc., where he also served as CTO and Vice President of Research & Development. His team built the foundation for the original Internet Explorer and licensed it to Microsoft. Spyglass offered an IPO (NASDAQ: SPYG) in 1995, becoming the first Internet software company to go public. Tim holds a BA degree in Integrated Science from Northwestern University, an MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management. He is also a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

About Motiv Power Systems

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Motiv Power Systems is a leading sustainable technology company delivering proven electric truck and bus chassis and charging infrastructure offerings. Its commitment to freeing fleets from fossil fuels provides fleets a seamless pathway to electrification. Motiv’s EPIC chassis-based trucks operate at over 98 percent uptime today and use high-performance Lithium-ion batteries. The California Air Resource Board (CARB)-certified proprietary EV technology is available for many configurations, including step vans, box trucks, work trucks, shuttle buses, school buses, trolleys, and more. Motiv has delivered over 120 vehicles that have traveled more than 1.3 million miles across North America. The company’s solutions not only offer fleets up to 85 percent operation and maintenance cost savings but also provide operators and riders a healthier and more comfortable experience without polluting the communities they serve.

Matt O'Leary Portrait

“With a strong background in automotive manufacturing, trucking, and software, Tim Krauskopf is ideally suited to take Motiv to the next phase of its growth. I am thrilled to have him leading the charge and building on the momentum we’ve created to free fleets from fossil fuels.”

Matt O'Leary, Executive Chairman and Outgoing CEO, Motiv Power Systems
Tim Krauskopf Portrait

“I am deeply honored to apply my background to help Motiv go faster and farther in the dynamic, commercial all-electric truck and bus market. Since my early days of founding software and trucking companies, and then working with different manufacturing and restoration technologies, I have a special appreciation for the power of software and leading-edge technologies to make a difference in the physical world. But mostly, I look forward to working with the Motiv team – a great group of people who make the trucks and buses that go the distance.”

Tim Krauskopf, CEO, Motiv Power Systems
Mark Lonergan Portrait

Motiv Power is positioned to change the world of trucking and transportation, and Tim is an ideal leader for that global effort.

Mark Lonergan, Founder and Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners