Čezeta's restored 'Wikov' factory in Prostějov, Czech Republic.
MEET THE TEAM
You'll find contacts below to the experienced management team responsible for relaunching this scooter icon. All production takes place in the historic Wikov factory in the Czech Republic - a recognised centre for world-class engineering and high-quality electronics. We also have a sales showroom and office in the centre of Prague in Panska Pasaz, Na Prikope 23 and are building a network of service partners throughout Europe (map below).
Running Čezeta is more or less realising my childhood dream. My first business was restoring old bicycles when I was 12 and I restored my first vintage car (the amazing Morris Minor!) when I was 17. Scooter rallies were a feature of summers where I grew up in Morecambe and I dearly wanted a job at TVR in nearby Blackpool designing their amazing sports cars. Life took another direction for a while after gaining a degree in Economics at York University and I subsequently spent 10 years in London and travelling the world learning how international businesses operate. My interest in technology led to founding a string of successful technology companies in Prague that allowed me the time to indulge my old hobbies. I sold my Vespa after I saw my first Čezeta and have spent many subsequent years renovating vintage scooters and doing conversions to electric power. I'm truly honoured to have the chance to continue the development of Čezeta and to work with some amazingly talented people who share my love of this wonderful country and its iconic scooter.
Matej manages the strategy for production. Together we will successfully deliver the Type 506. He has 10 years experience in the motorcycle industry and his expert knowledge enables us to find the best suppliers and develop industry-best solutions. His favourite English word is Whisky.
Honza has 35 years experience in engineering and inventing. He has designed the frame, brakes, wheel of the Type 506 and fittings of the shell. Seems like he can build anything. With Matej and me, we work with component developers from Czech engineering companies and PhD students. This is the work of the future and we plan to continue to invest into developing new ideas.
Martin is like my Scotty from Star Trek, holding the engine room together as we expand production in 2017. Currently he has a team of 7 people that together can handbuild a new 506 every 2 days. He's a great patriot, owns his own kilt and I bought him bagpipe lessons for Christmas.
Keith looks after running the international marketing strategy and managing sales. He has a long career in advertising in London and Hong Kong and subsequently he made his name selling over 1,000 G-Wiz making it the best selling electric car in the UK.... he's so good, he could have even saved the Sinclair C5. He is a true pioneer in the electric vehicle industry. I invited him to the company despite his love of Chelsea FC.
An American Media Relations graduate and a true glutton for punishment, Jacy has worked for me for many, many years using her media relations and social media skills. She's one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Get in touch and you'll see for yourself.
Čezeta Authorised Service Partners
We provide mobile 'at home' service as well as through the following experienced EV partners.