POLAR is a division of Chargemaster plc, the UK and Europe's leading provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Chargemaster is just three years old but the company’s directors have over 100 years of very specific automotive experience in setting up national networks and working with car manufacturers and their dealers.
David Martell is the Chief Executive and founder of Chargemaster, the parent company of POLAR. David has over 30 years of experience in the successful establishment of national-coverage businesses. In 1989 he set up Trafficmaster, the traffic monitoring system operating through a nationwide network of bridge-mounted sensors. The traffic information supplied by Trafficmaster, either directly through in-car screen-based products or via motoring organisations such as the RAC, allows motorists to avoid jams in real time. POLAR is his passion and he will not rest until every parking space has an EV charging post in it.
Jeff Solomon is Technical Director of POLAR and Chargemaster. For 15 years at Trafficmaster, Jeff developed and built the products and services conceived by himself and David. Together they laid down the ground rules on the marriage of high tech and street robustness, physically and commercially mobilising what is still the most extensive and successful telematics network in the automotive world. His priority is POLAR’s class-leading technology and its reliable deployment.
Simon Daukes is the Chief Operating Officer of POLAR and Chargemaster. He has 30 years’ experience in automotive publishing, principally as Managing Director of Autocar and What Car? magazines. Simon has worked successfully with OEMs and dealers, satisfying millions of customers.
Neil Sharpe is Sales Director for POLAR and Chargemaster. He brings 11 years experience within high growth, Sunday Times ‘Fast Track 100’ businesses and 3 years experience of EV charging projects. He is focused on the POLAR ecosystem and on creating rewarding and exciting partnerships with businesses that have an interest in making EVs a viable choice for the consumer.