Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada – August 30, 2022 – Worksport Ltd. (Nasdaq: WKSP) (the “Company” or “Worksport”) has appointed as manager veteran manufacturing executive Michael Scolnick. Scolnick has had over 25 years of progressive experience building and leading high-performance teams, developing and implementing world-class manufacturing concepts, and driving business performance. Scolnick will manage the Company’s new 220,000 sq. ft. assembly plant, located in West Seneca, NY.
“The Company will ramp up production of our new advanced products, including all-new hardcover designs and SOLIS, our advanced truck bed tonneau cover with integrated solar panels. We hired Michael, directing him to begin production as soon as possible. This is a turning point in Worksport’s history and one of the most significant hires we have announced,” said Worksport CEO Steven Rossi. “Scolnick’s experience is unequaled, and we are thrilled to have him join our growing team. His experience will bring great value to the Company and its shareholders and demonstrates our strategy to find the best people to achieve Worksport’s ambitious plans for global industry leadership.”
Worksport’s flagship proprietary patented products include its legacy light truck covers, SOLIS, a folding truck bed tonneau cover with integrated solar panels, and COR, a portable energy storage system with modular batteries and advanced hot-swap technology. Together, SOLIS and COR will transform pickup trucks, allowing them to become mobile solar power generation systems capable of forming portable nanogrids, producing and storing power anywhere, anytime.
“Scolnick’s background includes lean manufacturing training and ERP business systems that increase efficiency by managing and improving the use of company resources as well as managing day-to-day business activities like procurement, project and risk management and compliance, and supply chain operations,” Rossi said. He holds an MBA and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Buffalo. He continues to live in the community, where he contributes to Habitat for Humanity, among other local projects.
“The new position takes advantage of my experience, and I am thrilled to join Worksport and eager to get to work helping to create the systems and critical paths that will help Worksport be the leanest, most efficient manufacturer of its groundbreaking SOLIS and COR products,” Scolnick said. “We will be building products not only for the multi-billion-dollar market of light truck owners but also creating custom systems for some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers—and there is no doubt we will be up to the task.”