HOW THE INNOVATION IS HAPPENING...
Zero Nox, Inc. is headquartered in the San Joaquin Valley and specializes in the development, manufacture and sale of battery technology and its integration into electric vehicles. Our main focus as an organization is to consistently develop and improve our battery systems and management software to outperform the standard lithium battery industry.
We serve three areas of the electric Vehicle Market:
BATTERY UPGRADES & SALES
We provide batteries to dealers and large retail customers to optimize vehicle performance.
VEHICLE ASSEMBLY & SALES
We launch national sales teams and dealer distribution channels to share our innovations with the world supporting our manufacturing partners and providing great electric vehicles to the market.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE DESIGN & RETROFITS
We work with existing vehicle manufacturers (OEM's) and assist them in their transition to an electric future and support their execution in bringing electric vehicles to market. We also help major port tanants convert existing expensive super heavy duty equipment to electric and develop conversion kits to save operators money during their transition to an electric fleet.
We exist to give power back to the individual
through great battery technology.
We guarantee endurance, reliability, and resilience for years to come.
WHAT WE DO TO OPTIMIZE BATTERIES AND THEIR CAPABILITY TO OUTPERFORM THE INDUSTRY...
It's all we care about, it's all we think about, and it's why vehicle manufacturers are choosing us to launch their next generation electric vehicle programs. The success of our battery is due to a combination of our battery technology and our battery management system. The vehicles infused with our ZeroNox Batteries last longer, charge faster, are more efficient, and require no maintenance.
A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others.
WHO IS LEADING THE CHARGE
INTO THE FUTURE...
VONN R. CHRISTENSON
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Vonn R. Christenson is a founding director and the Chief Executive Officer of ZeroNox. Mr. Christenson obtained a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 2006, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics magna cum laude with Honors from Brigham Young University in 2003. Mr. Christenson was born and raised in Porterville, California, where ZeroNox's headquarters are located. Having a passion for his local community, Mr. Christenson returned to Porterville to help support his hometown community, and ZeroNox is an important part of that effort. Mr. Christenson is married with five young boys, and he enjoys playing basketball and piano.
Robert Cruess is an original Founder and the President of ZeroNox. Mr. Cruess is an Entrepreneur and Businessman, having obtained a Business degree from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2009, and also holds a Real Estate License and Mortgage License. Mr. Cruess’ experience and expertise include starting and running several businesses, sales, product development, real estate, loans, youth outreach, and community growth. Mr. Cruess’ Business contributions include patents for products he has designed, starting multiple local business’, and doing Multi-Million Dollars in Real Estate transactions through his Real Estate Investment Companies: Rico Property Group, Invia Investments, and HCS Investments. Mr. Cruess was born in Spokane, Washington but has lived most of his life in Porterville, California and the San Joaquin Valley, is married and enjoys time with his wife and 5 children, volunteering in the local community, and is an avid sports fan.
CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
John has been with ZeroNox since before its first seed funding round. As an initial investor and the first team member, he built out the company's digital presence and launched its subsidiary brands shaping the strategic position of the company. John helped raise capital to fund and bolster company growth and now develops and launches new products to market. As CPO he directs all matters regarding brand and product design, development, strategy and marketing. John has launched over 15 businesses since the age of 18 and has sold direct to consumer millions of dollars of retail product. Over his career, John has been featured by just about every major news agency in the country and has vast connections in the startup and agriculture industry. He serves ZeroNox through Arise Venture Studio and serves as a board member for two non-profits that uphold the dignity of human life. He has a beautiful wife, two children and has deep admiration for great wine, American values and strong whisky.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Jason Eggett is the Vice President of U.S. Sales for ZeroNox. Jason is focused on driving growth and revenue for the company and is passionate about helping customers find the best solutions to fit their business challenges. Jason has several years of enterprise sales experience with Microsoft where he worked with Fortune 500 companies across many different industries including retail, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and oil and gas. During his time at Microsoft he owned multimillion dollar quotas and consistently exceeded his revenue targets. Jason’s business background includes product management for a technology company, product marketing and strategy for Dell, and sales consulting for Adobe. Jason has a BS degree in business strategy and an MBA with an emphasis in marketing and sales from Brigham Young University. Jason, his wife, and their three children currently reside near the ZeroNox headquarters in Porterville, California.
VP OF CORPORATE FINANCE
Patrick Cole has been President of Armada Mercantile Ltd. since 1991. Mr. Cole is a seasoned merchant banker, past FINRA Broker/Dealer, venture capitalist and financier who has participated and raised capital on behalf of private and public companies worldwide. Mr. Cole has cultivated relationships over the past 30 years with European banks, merchant banks, private equity firms, institutional investors and broker-dealers worldwide. Mr. Cole has an extensive and successful background in raising capital, merchant banking, mergers and acquisitions, negotiating and structuring funding transactions on behalf of private and public company clients. Mr. Cole invests a substantial amount of time with client companies, investors and shareholder contacts, which Mr. Cole feels is key to future success.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER & ENGINEERING CONSULTANT
Mr. Phillip W. Oldridge is an Advisory Board Director and engineering consultant for ZeroNox, bringing over three decades of experience in the transportation sector, and in launching manufacturing business ventures. He has built several private companies from scratch that resulted in significant value to both owners and shareholders. He is a recognized leading entrepreneur in the transportation industry. Mr. Oldridge brings ZeroNox his expertise in green energy technology and a wealth of relationships in the green energy industry. Mr. Oldridge received an MBA in Business from Richmond University in London, England and is married with two children.
VP OF CANADIAN SALES
Mr. Philip Skinder is the Vice President of Canadian Sales for ZeroNox. He is the Founder and President of Skinder Financial Services, a financial advisory firm specializing in private capital and investment management. The firm has assisted early stage companies raise over $100M in funding over the last 20 years. Mr. Skinder has been quoted in the Financial Post and is a noted expert in using registered funds and government incentive programs to finance start-ups. Skinder Financial has been instrumental in starting, managing and financing dozens of private companies over the last 20 years.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER & LOGISTICS CONSULTANT
Mr. Peter Lo is an Advisory Board Director and logistics consultant for ZeroNox, bringing a decade of experience in overseas manufacturing and import/export expertise in the Asian marketplace. He and his team oversee the implementation of “segregated” manufacturing facilities in China. This approach offers significant cost competitiveness and high-quality standards, with “industry leading” short delivery schedules, which is something other competition struggles to achieve.