Executive Team

Our leadership — driven to deliver a better EV experience

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 oversees strategic and long-term planning.


The Plugless Executive Team

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.

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