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An Interview with Desmond Wheatley, Beam Global

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What’s it all about?

The mobility transition, and the electrification of transport! If that doesn’t get you excited perhaps you’ve found the wrong podcast!!  Desmond Wheatley, a Scotsman in San Diego has a passion for this transition, and a great story to tell of the evolution of a cleantech business, he has lead for nearly ten years. Who saw the emobility transition ten years ago? Well, Desmond was one of a handful of hardy, optimistic souls that did, and has built this company to accelerate that transition. A great listen.

About Desmond Wheatley: 

Wheatley joined BEAM as a consultant in 2010 when it was Envision Solar and has served as the Company’s CEO since 2011 and as Chairman of the Board since 2016. He has two decades of senior international management experience in technology systems integration, energy management, communications and renewable energy. He was a founding partner in the international consulting practice Crichton Hill LLC. Prior to Crichton Hill, Wheatley was CEO of iAxis FZ LLC, a Dubai based alternative energy and technology systems integration company. From 2000 to 2007, he held a variety of senior management positions at San Diego based Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, fka Wireless Facilities with the last five years as President of ENS, the largest independent security and energy management systems integrator in the USA. Prior to ENS, Wheatley held senior management positions in the cellular and broadband wireless industries, deploying infrastructure and lobbying in Washington DC on behalf of major wireless service providers. Wheatley has founded, funded and operated four profitable start-up companies and was previously engaged in M&A activities. Wheatley evaluated acquisition opportunities, conducted due diligence, and raised commitments of $500M in debt and equity.

About Beam:

Founded in 2006, Beam Global, formerly Envision Solar, is a CleanTech leader that produces patented infrastructure products for the electrification of transportation. Beam is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the ticker BEEM. Our mission is to lead the world to clean mobility. We believe that every person deserves access to clean sustainable transportation. That every community is safer with a resilient microgrid. That every state can build energized roads rapidly and cost-effectively. That every nation can provide an abundance of free energy to mobilize its goods, services, and citizens.

Beam exists at the nexus of clean energy and transportation.

Based in San Diego California, Beam produces sustainable Made in America patented products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media. We proudly employ combat veterans, disabled workers and other highly motivated individuals. At Beam we are laser-focused on fueling the future with clean 100% renewable energy for every form of transportation.



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