Meet the team
Miles Rubin, Chairman and Founder
In early 2004, concerned by growing environmental problems linked to micro-carbon emissions, Miles Rubin set out to make a difference – by developing a line of safe, affordable, all electric vehicles that produce zero emissions. He centered the company's activities in Tianjin, China, where the battery industry had expert manufacturing experience. Since then, Miles Electric Vehicles has begun importing low speed vehicles and is working to develop a highway speed, all electric, midsize sedan.
Miles Electric Vehicles is a major achievement in a lifetime marked by business success, philanthropy and activism. Rubin graduated from Stanford University Law School in 1952 and practiced both trial and corporate law before entering business. He has remained active in the Law School, serving in the past as Chairman of its Board of Visitors, and together with his wife Nancy, a former U.S. Ambassador, established the Stanford Loan Repayment Fund for law graduates entering public service.
He has served as chief executive of a number of public and private industrial corporations. During the 1970s, along with Paul Newman and others, he helped to create Energy Action, an advocacy group dedicated to American energy independence, and he continues to be active in organizations working for energy conservation.
He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Italy, as well as a presidential appointee to the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
Kevin Czinger, President & CEO
Kevin Czinger serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Miles Electric Vehicles. He has extensive operating experience and a proven track record of performance in start-up and emerging growth companies.
Czinger has served as a senior executive with Goldman Sachs, Bertelsmann AG, the Webvan Group and Global Signal. He has also been active at Benchmark Capital and as a senior Managing Director of Fortress Private Equity Funds. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School where he remains active, and is a leader in the charter school initiative for inner cities through his sponsorship of Achievement First Schools.
Kevin Kiley, President
Having joined Miles Electric Vehicles at its inception, Kevin Kiley established working relationships with the company’s OEM partners and key Chinese sources of supply. Kiley continues to oversee production, quality control, and product development.
Kiley has also served as president of S. Shamash & Sons, an international textile, apparel, and home products importer and distributor with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Cologne.
Previously he served as managing director of S. Shamash & Sons HK, where he restructured the company after a buyout from Jardine Matheson. Prior to that, Kiley was involved in Chinese trading as an executive at Wellman, Inc., an international fiber manufacturer and trading company.