Cake appoints Krister Thour as CTO
Ex CTO Northstar-SiteTel, advisor to Scania/Volvo and battery technologies and electrification specialist to lead the engineering team at Swedish maker of electric motorcycles
Cake the Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorcycles, today announced the appointment of Krister Thour, as Chief Technology Officer. Coming from a long entrepreneurial background in electrical engineering, Krister brings valuable experience and perspectives from within both technology and growing organizations.
“I have always chosen electrification over other opportunities. I’m excited about joining Cake, which allows me to both build new organizations, learn from skilled colleagues, and secure the handover to a sustainable production”, says Krister Thour, CTO at Cake.
“Engineering is where innovation comes to life. Krister will lead the very core of Cake, and take it to the next level. We’re particularly excited about his entrepreneurial attitude and drive, which is a perfect match with our company culture”, says Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO at Cake.
On his journey, Krister has led design and engineering teams, and also started several companies within electric areas. In recent years, Krister has worked as an advisor for Scania, Volvo, and Huawei, and acted as CTO for 13 years with industrial battery solution maker Northstar-SiteTel.
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Cake is a Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorcycles and mopeds, with a clear mission to inspire towards a zero-emission society, by combining excitement and responsibility.
The model range currently consists of three different platforms – the versatile offroader Kalk, the modular utility bike Ösa, and the urban commuter Makka. Thanks to an extensive range of accessories and configurations, Cake is addressing a wide matrix of users and applications, including commercial use for last-mile delivery and other short-haul urban transportation.
Along with numerous awards and recognitions for its design and innovative approach to mobility and other societal challenges, Cake was identified as one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company in both 2020 and 2021, and received the Time Magazine 100 most important inventions award in 2021.
Learn more about Cake at: www.ridecake.com