Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. producer of all-electric commercial vehicles, announced the appointment of John F. Smith to its board of directors. The company also announced Robin Mackie's appointment to president.

Smith brings more than five decades of experience in the auto and energy technology industries, including a 42-year career with General Motors. He led the successful turnarounds of Allison Transmission and Cadillac Motor Car, and he served for 10 years as group vice president with responsibilities for sales and marketing and product and business development.

Mackie is a founder and director of Smith U.S. and has served as Smith's chief technology officer and a member of the board of directors since January 2009. He will continue in his role as CTO while assuming new responsibilities as president.