Rebecca Hough, CEO and Co-Founder
The daughter of two engineers, Rebecca practically grew up in her father’s workshop. So it’s little surprise that even a job at a high-profile management consulting firm in New York couldn’t overpower the call to return home to help her father, Tom, spin off Evatran from its parent company to develop Plugless. Her first role was leading the new company’s sales and marketing efforts, a job that included creating strategic partnerships with Google, Hertz, and Bosch. In late 2012, Rebecca moved into the CEO role to oversee operations. Recently, she was named to Inc. magazine’s Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30.
Thomas Hough, Chairman and Co-Founder
Tom is a serial entrepreneur with two prior successful exits from companies he purchased, built, and sold over the past 15 years. Educated as an industrial engineer, Tom spent most of his career in sales and management positions with companies in the electrical equipment space including GE, Virginia Transformer, and Tampa Armature Works. Tom is currently Evatran’s Chairman of the Board, and in this capacity overseas strategic and long-term planning.
Joe Freeman, Director of Manufacturing
Responsible for all aspects of the manufacturing process, Joe brings over 30 years of experience to Evatran’s management team. A seasoned veteran in management and manufacturing, Joe uses his experience in accounting, quality, and engineering to provide continuous improvement to the manufacturing process while promoting a strong value system and community involvement.
Brian Normann, VP Technology and New Product Development
Brian has over 20 years of experience bringing innovative technology products to market. He managed engineering teams at Caterpillar and Schilling Robotics where he successfully led the engineering and development of construction equipment and subsea remotely controlled systems.
Nathan Richards, Controller
Nathan has over 13 years of experience in public and corporate accounting, specializing in the organization and management of operational accounting, financial analysis and regulatory compliance. A proud father of three, Nathan enjoys playing guitar and restoring anything that is rusty.
Chuck Vernon, Director of Quality and Strategic Sourcing
Chuck has nearly 30 years of experience in quality planning, process optimization, supply chain development and leadership. Chuck holds degrees in Industrial Instrumentation, Electrical Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, and an MS in Quality Assurance. In addition, Chuck is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and has held multiple board positions for the American Society for Quality.
Chris Yahnker, P.E., Program Manager
Chris is an experienced engineering leader and program manager with over 17 years of experience designing and developing products with companies such as Black & Decker and iRobot. Chris oversees the planning and execution of Evatran’s internal development programs. He also coordinates and leads Evatran’s involvement as a sub-contractor to Oak Ridge National Labs in the furthering of wireless charging technology.