Electrify America has tapped Robert Barrosa, who leads the charging company's infrastructure development and product planning, as its next president and CEO.
Current president and CEO Giovanni Palazzo will become chairman of Electrify America's board and global senior vice president of charging and energy for parent company Volkswagen Group.
Palazzo, 48, will take his chairman post Feb. 15 and begin his job at Volkswagen July 1. Barrosa, 48, will assume his role as Electrify America president and CEO June 1, the company said in a statement Monday.
Barrosa is the senior director of sales, business development and marketing for Electrify America. He leads business and infrastructure development, product planning, business partnerships, marketing and e-commerce.
Barrosa also manages Electrify America's home, commercial and energy services. He has been with the company since 2018, focusing on technology, energy management, product planning and infrastructure development. Barrosa has been in the EV infrastructure space for more than 16 years, with posts at EVgo, NRG Energy and AeroVironment.