Global Electric Transportation is an innovative mobility solutions company that aims to provide a complete transportation ecosystem designed to deliver sustainable, comprehensive and integrated mobility solutions for the movement of people and goods. GET provides proprietary electric vehicle technology, an in-house dispatch and vehicle management system, and a comprehensive business model which allows for practical and economically viable public and private fleet operations.
GET believes in creating smarter and more equitable communities by delivering comprehensive and integrated mobility solutions that are fit for urban environments.
The GET team is led by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ken Montler, who is a pioneer of the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) industry and the creative force behind Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), a company bought by DaimlerChrysler and more recently acquired by Polaris. GEM became the first company to sell over 40,000 on-road all-electric vehicles, after reaching single-day production volumes of over 150 cars. After leaving GEM, Mr. Montler founded Porteon and then Pangea, the next generation e-vehicle company. While his competitors were focused primarily on modifying gas vehicles or beefing up golf carts to create medium speed vehicles, Mr. Montler’s cars were designed to be a fully electric from their very inception.
GET is the latest iteration of this approach. GET has an exclusive supply arrangement with Pangea, which unlike its competitors, designs vehicles to be fully electric from the beginning – instead of modifying gas vehicles or golf carts to create a low speed vehicle. Taking into account the weaknesses and strengths, the requirements and constraints, the challenges and advantages of a true electric vehicle, GET’s vehicles outperforms all others in its class. The patent pending modular chassis and fully interchangeable parts gives GET a full family of vehicles using the same platform. The modular and uncomplicated design is also the key to providing a low cost, versatile, reliable vehicle that can be built in minimal time with minimal parts and no heavy manufacturing equipment. These advantages allow GET the ability to achieve low assembly costs, reduce shipping costs, utilize local labor, increase barriers to new entrants, and maximize incentive programs.
GET takes the electric vehicle solution a step further by building the entire electric vehicle ecosystem to take advantage of the vehicle’s strengths and ensure its success; the electronic ticket platform it uses, the fleet management system, the terminals, the charging technology and of course, the vehicle.
Ken has over 30 years of executive management experience in automotive and other industries. He served as President/COO of Global Electric Motors (GEM), driving the Company’s growth from a start-up company in 1998 to becoming the world leader in LSVs by the end of 2000. After Daimler Chrysler purchased GEM in December 2000, Ken continued with GEM as its President/COO until 2003. In 2005, he was recruited by Porteon Electric Vehicles as CEO. The idea of creating a complete ecosystem for the electric vehicle led to the creation of both PANGEA and GET, and their primary vehicle - the COMET.
Mr. Tinga brings with him a unique and varied skillset stemming from over 25 years in both the private sector and in government. He has worked in technology with SGV and Andersen Consulting, as well as with Nixdorf Philippines; in finance with Citibank and he also served as Vice President for Business Development in First Pacific/Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, the Philippine’s largest urban development project. He then co-founded and served as Managing Director of K2 Interactive, a regional consulting, business solutions and digital design provider. Mr. Tinga also served as Mayor of the City of Taguig for nine years, making it the fastest growing city in the country. Mr. Tinga was then elected to the House of Representatives in 2010, where he served as Chairman of the Committee on Information & Communications Technology. Mr. Tinga earned an Economics degree from the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.
Anthony oversees the operations of the Philippine office. He oversees all the elements of business from the assembly of the vehicles, to their sale and all the way to their operations. Anthony also screens all potential business deals by analyzing market strategies and financials; as well as evaluating options, resolving internal priorities and recommending equity investments.
Anthony brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience to the table. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management, established as a partner school of the Harvard Business School; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Asia and the Pacific. Mr. Dy also holds an Associate Degree in Interior Design. His portfolio of companies ranges from Telecommunications to Education. As a founding partner at Meridian International College in Manila, Anthony also chairs the Environmental Management and Sustainability Department, which also serves as a developmental partner to GET and the COMET.
David has 25 years experience in product, vehicle, interior and furniture design, and prototype development, starting his career at Honda R&D North America in 1986. He has been involved in several startup companies, including Trans2, which was sold and renamed GEM, and Contour Inc., which grew into one of the largest prototype design shops in Silicon Valley. He is currently the President of Alloy, an interior and product design and fabrication company in Portland, OR. He has extensive knowledge in design, fabrication, prototype development, and manufacturing technologies. He studied Fine Arts and Functional Design at Murray State University in Murray, KY, and Transportation Design at the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, CA.
Aurora is in charge of identifying sales leads and marketing GET’s products and services to new clients and maintaining a good working relationship with existing accounts. Aurora and her team follow up on business opportunities and communicate new product developments and services to clients. Aurora also oversees how GET’s products integrate with the needs and operations of prospective partners, as well as finding new markets for these products. Aurora is responsible for the successful management of the company's customers and in managing the sales team to meet sales targets and objectives. She and her team also make sure that the company is up to date with market and industry trends and competitor analysis.
Aurora received her higher education, training and work experience in California. She has been an environmental consultant for nearly 10 years. She has extensive training in environmental protection, health and safety, as well as field and project management experience. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University in California. She also completed a certificate program in Hazardous Materials Management from the University of California at Santa Cruz Extension.
Ronnette's position is a direct result of GET’s unique take on stakeholder administration. Ronnette oversees all people related functions of GET from shareholders to employees. Ronette is responsible for handling contracts and communicating between GET and its investors. Ronette also directs the Human Resource/Personnel function of the company, overseeing the development and implementation of company guidelines and benefits administration.
Ronnette’s strategic role requires knowledge of finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance. Ronnette’s unique skillset allows her to function perfectly in this capacity. She is a corporate lawyer by training, having graduated with a law degree from San Beda College. She is also a former city councilor, with the necessary people skills to work with employees in large corporations as well as with community organizations.
Jay and his team work with drivers, operators and transport organizations to make sure that the COMET appeals to the entire jeepney community. Jay's primary mission is to make sure that GET’s deployment in the community is inclusive in nature. Jay leads his caretaker team to develop programs for hard and soft skills training and then implements them to make sure that the drivers and other relevant stakeholders are well trained and empowered. To make this transformation easier, the caretaker teams are also involved in promoting environmental responsibility and social equity to the masses.
Jay has extensive experience in social entrepreneurship, being one of Gawad Kalinga’s pioneers. Jay has worked as a youth community organizer, developing leadership programs for juvenile youth. He has worked with disadvantaged communities all over the country and has been instrumental in the growth of Gawad Kalinga into the country’s largest and most respected NGO. Jay and his team will be GET’s evangelists on the ground, changing lives and changing the world in the process.
Frankie oversees the route planning for GET's transportation network. Frankie's team does the research and information gathering, examines travel data, models traffic flows, does cost/benefit analysis, participates in public consultation initiatives, and forms potential solutions to transport problems using GET vehicles and the GET fleet management system. Frankie also works with government agencies in the area of policy and advocacy. Finally Frankie’s team makes sure that the GET transport system has all the necessary licenses, permits and franchises needed to operate.
Frankie graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific with a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurial Management. Frankie is uniquely qualified for this role having worked extensively both in the private sector and in government. He has worked as a management consultant for global technology companies and regional digital startups and is a founding partner of Meridian International College in Manila. He is also well versed in urban planning and design, having served as the City Assessor of the fastest growing city in the country.
Joanne serves as the backbone of the organization. Joanne keeps the office up and running and oversees accounting, budgeting, and administrative services. She is responsible for facilities management, purchasing, shipping and receiving. Joanne ensures that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to, and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
Joanne has worked in various multinational organizations as an Operations Manager, Environmental Management Representative, Document Control Officer, Safety Officer and Environmental Consultant. Joanne has more than 11 years of professional experience in the environment, health and safety sector combining operations, consultancy expertise, research and marketing. Joanne received her Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of the Philippines, Diliman and completed additional course work and her master’s thesis at Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Tainan City, Taiwan. She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos.
Bart and his team have built and continue to refine the GET fleet management, fare management and media management systems. Bart makes sure that the GET systems are secure and provide the needed data and information to its various users. Bart also makes recommendations on acquiring and adapting existing technologies as well as overseeing development of new technologies for the company.
Bart has over 17 years experience in software development, enterprise architecture and project management working with his own start-ups as well as large multinationals. He is knowledgeable in a whole slew of development languages, and is very familiar with Windows and Linux platforms. Bart has also taught and managed technology programs in various colleges in Manila. He has been instrumental in the courseware development of programs related to information technology, digital arts, computer science, animation, as well as game design, development and production. Bart has a BS in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos; an MS in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and is finishing up his thesis for his PhD in Computer Science at De La Salle University, Manila.
Jeff handles all matters related to cards, payments and online payments of the GET ecosystem. Jeff’s team, working with the GET technology group, supports the secure deployment of near field communication (NFC) payment, reader and reloading devices. Jeff and his team are focused on growing the GET customer base through channel partners, web based registration services, online loyalty programs, and mobile payments and services. Jeff works with channel partners to manage the circulation of GET smart cards, as well as supporting the management of applets on mobile devices. Jeff works with organizations wishing to launch mobile payment systems, including financial services companies or mobile network operators who would like add the GET payment solution system to their offering. Jeff’s team also provides data preparation and personalization capability for mass card issuance to a variety of partner organizations.
Jeff graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Actuarial Science from De La Salle University. Jeff’s entrepreneurial background led him to put up his own information technology firm, focused on systems integration, GIS solutions, as well as the deployment of RFID technology in a variety of applications and industries. Jeff is also well prepared for this business development role having previously set up companies involved in insurance, real estate and education.
Percy oversees the GET command center operations. Percy and his team handle the dispatching, routing and tracking of GET vehicles. Percy’s team is able to track each and every vehicle, its passenger count, the income it generates, as well as the vehicle telemetry. Percy also manages the media system, which delivers the content to each GET vehicle on the network. The command center also serves as the contact point for all drivers as well as the GET fleet service personnel.
Percy has been involved in the information technology sector since his graduation from De La Salle University. He has worked in system integration, sales and marketing, and business development focusing on enterprise and government clients. Percy is no stranger to BPO operations, having overseen customer service centers and outsourced IT deployments.
Mitch oversees the set-up and operations of the GET media network. Mitch’s responsibilities cover content development and acquisition, programming, and ad sales. Mitch and his team go through show ideas, and help determine the resources needed to turn the idea into a highly marketable, successful program. Mitch and his team are also responsible for programming the content and selling the shows and ad slots to potential advertisers, based on their schedule and rider demographics.
Mitch graduated from Ateneo and quickly created his mark in the media and creative sector. Mitch has worked with top-flight ad agencies and marketing companies providing design and out of home media solutions to a variety of clients. He has line produced concerts and launch events. Mitch has also been on the creative and business development teams of E!, Channel V and the Cartoon Network. As luck would have it Mitch has also spent time doing award winning media coverage of the automobile sector making him very well connected in the Philippine car industry.
Armi is GET’s in-house marketing guru. Armi handles the planning and execution of the branding and marketing plans for GET and the COMET. She monitors market trends and oversees all advertising and marketing activities. Armi is responsible for the entire creative process that produces GET’s marketing campaigns to ensure that a lasting impression is created among consumers, and product sales and market share are positively affected. She makes sure that the company brand values and image are followed to ensure the right message is delivered.
Armi has had extensive work experience with ad agencies and CRM companies, working in Malaysia, Thailand & Philippines. She has been involved in the conceptualization and production of client projects that have gained international creative recognition. Armi has also handled profiling analysis and loyalty program management for a leading telecommunications company, as well as leading the business development team of the country’s largest media network in its expansion activities in Japan and Korea.
Allan oversees the assembly of GET’s vehicles in the Philippines. Allan is tasked to deliver the vehicles on time and on budget. His primary responsibilities include the daily management and coordination of plant operations including production, logistics and maintenance, while ensuring compliance with all labor, safety, environmental and corporate policies and regulations.
An electrical engineer by profession, Allan has worked on various large scale assembly and repair projects for American and European clients. Allan is also the President of his own construction company, which does both large and small horizontal and vertical infrastructure projects.
Mr. Montler brings over 15 years of electric vehicle repair and maintenance experience to GET. He began his electric vehicle career in 1998 at the start up of Global Electric Motorcars (GEM). Mr.Montler began with GEM as the Western US service manager where he developed and implemented a regional mobile service program. After the acquisition of GEM by DaimlerChrysler in 2000, Dana's field service model was enlarged to cover the entire US. While at Chrysler, he worked in supervision, training and sales support. In 2008 Mr. Montler joined MC Electric Vehicles in Seattle, where he had the opportunity to work on a varied array of both low and full speed electric vehicles. At MC Electric Vehicles he developed an expertise in the service and maintenance of advanced battery technologies and systems. Mr. Montler also served six years in the US Navy, two of which were at Cubi Pt. Philippines.