EVgo has appointed Dennis Kish as Chief Operating Officer, effective January, 2022.

Kish will oversee all charger installation activities related to contractual commitments and public and fleet network expansion, including site development, engineering and construction, as well as contract management.

Kish will also lead EVgo’s asset management, field operations and customer care functions.

Prior to joining EVgo, Kish served in numerous leadership roles including president of Google Fiber, where he oversaw the development of distributed fibre optic networks across the US.

In addition, he previously held positions as SVP and GM at Qualcomm and NXP, delivering billions of semiconductor chips to the wireless market segment throughout his tenure.

A graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Kish has lived and worked in North America, Europe and Asia, holding several roles which focused on operational responsibilities including infrastructure engineering and construction, manufacturing, supply chain management, quality and programme management.

“Having a dedicated executive with Dennis Kish’s experience in infrastructure and technology will bolster EVgo’s leadership in scaling operations, deploying larger sites for our public network and fleet customers and in maintaining uptime and reliability,” said EVgo CEO, Cathy Zoi.

“Dennis has been in the trenches and in the C-suites: he understands the challenges of high growth, capital-intensive technology infrastructure businesses and has a track record of creatively addressing ecosystem friction to speed deployments and deliver customer satisfaction.”

As COO, Kish will leverage his experience to strengthen EVgo’s charging network, focusing on streamlining installation and further enhancing reliability.

“I look forward to applying my experience to help scale and extend EVgo’s infrastructure footprint and enhance its reputation for reliability,” added Kish.

“The rapid growth in the EV space requires coordination and collaboration between a variety of stakeholders – internal and external.”