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Portable Electric announces Scott Hardy as new CEO

Hardy joins Portable Electric after a tenure as CEO of DDS Wireless International where he helped drive growth by transitioning the technology firm to a SaaS-based business model.

December 7, 2021  by CM Staff

Scott Hardy, Portable Electric’s new CEO (CNW Group/Portable Electric Ltd.)

VANCOUVER — Portable Electric, a Vancouver-based cleantech company, announces the appointment of Scott Hardy as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective November 24, 2021. Mark Rabin, Portable Electric’s founder, will transition from the role of CEO and will take on the new role of Founder and Chief Visionary Officer.

A technology industry executive with experience, Hardy joins Portable Electric after a tenure as CEO of DDS Wireless International where he helped drive growth by transitioning the technology firm to a SaaS-based business model, and moving away from a traditional enterprise software business. Prior to DDS, Hardy spent 30 years with IBM, where he held several senior executive positions while managing a portfolio worth over $650 million. Hardy joins Portable Electric not only as its CEO and Board Director but also as an investor and shareholder.

“Over the last six years, we’ve made meaningful progress, become an industry leader and have paved the way to solve real-world power needs,” said Mark Rabin. “The Board and I are confident that Scott is the right individual to build upon this momentum.”

“As we transition into our next phase of exponential growth, we’d like to thank Mark for his vision and perseverance in getting us this far. Mr. Hardy comes to Portable Electric at an exciting inflection point in the company’s growth,” noted Rick Fitzgerald, Chairman of Portable Electric. “His understanding of technology, as well as his ability to enable recurring revenue business models for software, hardware and services, will be one of our biggest value drivers in the coming years.”

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“I am honoured to be joining Portable Electric at this exciting time in the clean energy movement,” said Scott Hardy. “I’m eager to guide Portable Electric’s transition towards mobile power as a service (P’aaS). This dynamic shift in our business model will help us grow our business to benefit all our stakeholders and, more importantly, it will help us continue to be a global leader in clean, sustainable mobile power.”