Epic charging announces appointment of Michael Bakunin as CEO

Epic Charging appoints Michael Bakunin as CEO to lead the next stage of company growth
Michael Bakunin joins Epic Charging as CEO to lead the next stage of company growth
Epic Charging announces appointment of Michael Bakunin as Chief Executive Officer

Redwood City, California - April 17, 2023 - Epic Charging, a technology startup that provides epic service and the best value for fleets, public agencies and small business owners, today announced that Michael Bakunin has joined as Chief Executive Officer. Ilya Marin will become the Chief Operating Officer and will also become a member of the Board of Directors.

Under Ilya Marin’s leadership, Epic Charging validated product market fit, developed a software platform that increases revenue and reduces costs for fleets and EV charging station operators, and became a certified vendor in leading utility and state rebate programs (including offered by Southern California Edison, LADWP, CALeVIP and others).

“We are very proud of the accomplishments of our global engineering team and are excited about the future of our business under Michael’s leadership. He is an e-mobility expert with extensive experience in the EV charging industry. Michael joins us at the best time to take our company growth to the next stage; we have significantly expanded our reseller network, and recently accepted an invitation to Plug and Play’s accelerator in Silicon Valley”, said Ilya.

Michael Bakunin, PhD, brings over 20 years of experience in the e-mobility industry, including almost a decade at Nissan, with a focus on smart charging, V2G technology, and medium and heavy-duty electric vehicle fleet operations. Dr. Bakunin most recently served as Managing Director of FTI Consulting in the Power, Renewables & Utilities practice. He will build on Epic Charging’s mission to deliver epic service and epic value for fleets and EV charging station owners.

“I am honored to lead Epic Charging and look forward to evolving Ilya’s vision for more accessible EV charging solutions that are reliable, offered with great service, and compliant with SB454 credit card payments for an affordable price,” said Dr. Bakunin. “I look forward to working with Ilya and other team members to shape the next evolution of the company”.