Thomas B. Okray named chief financial officer of Nikola Corporation

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Thomas B. Okray named chief financial officer of Nikola Corporation
Thomas B. Okray named chief financial officer of Nikola Corporation

Experienced CFO primed to take on new opportunities with zero-emissions trucking and hydrogen infrastructure solutions

I have traveled the globe over the past 40 years and worked with cutting-edge technologies across various vehicles. Scaling the zero-emissions technology at Nikola is something I want to be a part of,” said Okray

PHOENIXMarch 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/: Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation, energy supply, and infrastructure solutions via the HYLA brand, today announced the appointment of an accomplished and highly regarded financial executive, Thomas “Tom” B. Okray, who has joined the company’s executive team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

“We are proud to welcome Tom as our CFO. Attracting someone of his caliber is a testament to the exciting journey Nikola is on,” said President and CEO Stephen Girsky. “Tom’s depth of financial expertise, cultivated over four decades, will play a crucial role as we expand our supply base and profitably scale our business. Tom will not only complete our executive team but also help to solidify our foundation for success as we continue to reshape the trucking industry and drive decarbonization forward.”

This marks Okray’s fourth tenure as CFO of a public company. Previously, Okray served as Executive Vice President (EVP) and CFO at Eaton Corporation, an intelligent power management company that provides solutions across the propulsion spectrum; Senior Vice President (SVP) and CFO at Grainger; and EVP and CFO at Advance Auto Parts. Okray also held various executive and CFO roles at General Motors over a 14-plus-year period, including extensive time in product development. His expansive career has taken him around the world, with stints in GermanyItalyPoland, and Korea and considerable time spent in ChinaIndia, and Brazil.

“I have traveled the globe over the past 40 years and worked with cutting-edge technologies across various vehicles. Scaling the zero-emissions technology at Nikola is something I want to be a part of,” said Okray. “My connection with some of Nikola’s leadership, spanning decades, made the decision even more natural. I believe in Nikola’s mission and what they are working to do in the trucking and energy sectors, and I am excited to join the company and contribute in any way possible.”

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