At T3 Motion, Inc., through creative solutions and refined engineering, we endeavor to produce personal mobility vehicles that meet the stringent performance standards and image of the professional.
Noel Cherowbrier – Chief Executive Officer, Director
Was appointed Chief Executive Officer of T3 Motion at the end of July 2015. Mr. Cherowbrier has a lengthy and highly successful track record in the Automotive, Security and Electronics industries, with decades of experience building companies operations domestically and internationally.
Mr. Cherowbrier was the Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing of T3 Motion from its founding in 2006 to 2012. He was responsible for appointing all of T3 Motion’s International Distribution Network which included contracts with France, Nigeria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Australia, South Korea, Mexico, Argentina, Aruba, Chile, Canada …… as well as overseeing the development of the reseller and distribution base in the USA. Mr. Cherowbrier was also responsible for the development of other unique Law Enforcement technologies and applications, which T3 Motion is now looking to continue and develop further.
Prior to Mr. Cherowbrier’s involvement in T3 Motion, he has held an Executive Board Level Position for over 10 years with Tecan Inc. a High Tech Micro/Nano engineering company in Europe and successfully expanded their business into the USA and Asia markets.
After leaving T3 Motion in 2012 Mr Cherowbrier spent a period of time working with contractors for the US Government and Federal US Law Enforcement Agencies in Virginia for Forensic DNA analysis as well as providing training and product solutions for Overseas Government Agencies.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Nam has served on the T3 Motion Board of Directors since he founded the Company in March 2006. Mr. Nam co-founded Graphion Technology USA LLC (’Graphion’) in 2005, and is currently Chairman of the Board and a majority owner.
Mr. Nam founded Paradigm Wireless Company, a supplier of quality wireless equipment to the telecom industry in 1999, Aircept, a leading developer, manufacturer, and service provider in the Global Positioning System (GPS) marketplace, in 2000 and Evolutionary Electric Vehicles (EEV), a provider of high performance motor-controller packages to the hybrid and electric vehicle market, in 2001. Mr. Nam sold Paradigm Wireless Company in 2001 and Aircept in 2005. In 1989, Mr. Nam co-founded Powerwave Technologies, Inc., where he held the position of Executive Vice President, Business Development, until November 1998.
We believe Mr. Nam is qualified to serve as a director as a result of his insight, detailed understanding of electric vehicles and our technologies, and information related to our strategy, operations, and business. As founder of T3 Motion, his vision and know-how have been instrumental in the development of our products and business. His prior experience as the Chief Executive Officer of EEV and his experience at Powerwave Technologies, Inc. also have afforded him with strong leadership skills and a broad technology background.
Mr. Snowden has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2007. Mr. Snowden has been the Chief of Police of Beverly Hills, California since January 2004 and has over 40 years of professional experience in law enforcement. We believe Mr. Snowden is suited to serve as a director of T3 Motion due to his deep experience in and understanding of police departments and municipalities, as well as his contacts within the law enforcement industry.
CODE OF ETHICS AND BUSINESS CONDUCT
I. INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL POLICY
T3 Motion, Inc. (the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to the highest standards of legal and ethical business conduct, and seeks to foster an environment of awareness where the prompt reporting of any unethical or illegal behavior or any violations of our corporate policies is encouraged and dealt with fairly. Ethical conduct is an inherent obligation of our directors, officers and employees. Accordingly, we have adopted this Code of Ethics and Business Conduct (the “Code”) to promote the high standards of ethical conduct we value.
This Code does not cover every issue that may arise, but is intended to provide a basic summary of the legal, ethical and regulatory principles that should guide the conduct of all our directors, officers and employees.
We expect each of our directors, officers and employees to read and become familiar with and agree to follow the ethical standards described in this Code in conjunction with our other policies. A director’s, officer’s or employee’s failure to fulfill his or her responsibilities under this Code may result in disciplinary action, up to and possibly including immediate termination.
This Code requires at a minimum:
- Honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships;
- Full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosures in reports and documents that we file with, or submit to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”);
- Compliance with (a) our other corporate policies, (b) applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations and (c) the rules and regulations of the NYSE Amex or such other national securities exchange on which the Company’s securities are then listed (the “Exchange”);
- The prompt internal reporting of violations of this Code, including any illegal activity, to the appropriate person or persons identified in this Code; and
- Accountability for adherence to this Code.
II. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES
Our directors, officers and employees should not be involved in any activity that creates or gives the appearance of a conflict of interest. A “conflict of interest” exists when a person’s private interest interferes in any way with the interests of the Company. A conflict situation can arise when a director, officer or employee takes actions or has interests that may make it difficult to perform his or her work for the Company objectively and effectively. Accordingly, directors, officers and employees are prohibited from taking for their own personal gain opportunities that are discovered through the use of the Company’s property, information or position, without the written consent of our Board of Directors.
A conflict situation may arise when a director, officer or employee has a financial interest, including significant stock ownership, in any entity with which we do business, or provides service. Conflicts of interest also may arise when a director, officer or employee, or members of his or her family, receives improper personal benefits as a result of his or her position in the Company. Loans to, or guarantees of obligations of, directors, officers or employees, or their family members, by the Company or any entity with which we do business, may create conflicts of interest.
It is almost always a conflict of interest for an officer or employee to have other duties, responsibilities or obligations that run counter to his or her duty to the Company, such as working or providing service simultaneously for a competitor, customer or supplier of the Company. The best policy is to avoid any direct or indirect business connection with the Company’s competitors, customers or suppliers, except on behalf of the Company.
Directors, officers and employees should notify in writing the appropriate person or persons identified in Section VII of this Code of the existence of any actual or potential conflict of interest.
III. FAIR DEALING
We require our directors, officers and employees to deal honestly and fairly with, and respect the rights of, our customers, suppliers, competitors and other third parties. Stealing proprietary information, possessing trade secret information that was obtained without the owner’s consent or inducing such disclosures by past or present employees of other companies is prohibited. Each director, officer and employee should endeavor to make our contracts, advertising, literature and other public statements clear and precise and to eliminate any misstatement of fact or misleading impressions. No director, officer or employee should take unfair advantage of anyone through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts or any other unfair-dealing practice.
No bribes, kickbacks or any other form of improper payment, direct or indirect, should ever be offered, given, provided or accepted by any director, officer or employee, their family members or agents. In addition, no gifts, favors or business entertainment should ever be offered, given, provided or accepted by any director, officer or employee, their family members or agents, unless it: (1) is not a cash gift; (2) is consistent with customary business practices; (3) is of nominal value; (4) cannot be construed as a bribe or payoff; and (5) does not otherwise violate our corporate policies or any laws or regulations.
IV. RECORD-KEEPING AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURES
We require honest and accurate recording and reporting of information. All of our books, records, accounts and financial statements must be maintained in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect our transactions, not contain false or misleading entries, comply with generally accepted accounting principles at all times and conform both to applicable legal requirements and to our system of internal accounting controls. Unrecorded or “off the books” funds, work or assets should not be maintained unless permitted by applicable law or regulation.
We maintain a system of internal accounting controls that will provide reasonable assurances to our management that all transactions are properly recorded and that material information about the Company is made known to management, particularly during the periods in which our periodic reports are being prepared. We expect our directors, officers and employees to notify [our Chief Financial Officer] in writing of any: (1) material information or unreported transactions that affect the disclosures made in our public filings; (2) information concerning significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of our internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect our ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and (3) fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in our internal control over financial reporting.
Directors, officers and employees should avoid exaggeration, derogatory remarks, guesswork, and inappropriate characterizations of people and companies in their e-mail, correspondence, internal memos, reports and other records and communications, as these things often become public and can be easily misunderstood. Records always should be retained or destroyed according to our record retention policies. No director, officer or employee should communicate to the public any nonpublic information except through [our Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer].
V. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND CORPORATE POLICIES
Our corporate policies have been created to ensure that our directors, officers and employees comply with applicable laws and governmental regulations. We expect our directors, officers and employees to respect and obey the law, both in letter and spirit. Reading and understanding our general corporate policies is a good start to learning some of the laws, rules and regulations that govern our lives.
By following our corporate policies, our directors, officers and employees can fulfill our commitments to, among other things: (1) maintaining a safe and healthy work environment; (2) promoting a workplace that is free from discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or other factors that are unrelated to our business interests; (3) supporting fair competition and laws prohibiting restraints of trade and other unfair trade practices; (4) conducting our activities in full compliance with all applicable environmental laws; (5) keeping the political activities of our directors, officers and employees separate from our business; (6) prohibiting any direct or indirect illegal payments, gifts, favors or gratuities to any government officials, candidates or political parties; (7) prohibiting the unauthorized use, reproduction, or distribution of any third party’s trade secrets, copyrighted information or confidential information; (8) prohibiting the sale or export, either directly or through our representatives, of our products to countries where technology related goods such as ours may not be sold; and (9) complying with all applicable state and federal securities laws.
Our directors, officers and employees are prohibited from trading our securities while in possession of material, nonpublic information about the Company. [Our Insider Trading Policy describes the nature of such information and the related restrictions on trading.]
We encourage our directors, officers and employees to seek advice regarding the details of the policies, laws, rules and regulations with which they must comply, by submitting a written request to [our Chief Financial Officer or the head of Human Resources].
VI. CONFIDENTIALITY AND CORPORATE ASSETS
Our directors, officers and employees are entrusted with our confidential information and with the confidential information of our suppliers, customers or other business partners. This information may include without limitation: (1) trade secrets, patents, trademarks, copyrights and other proprietary information and ideas; (2) technical or scientific information about current and future products, services or research; (3) business, marketing or service plans or projections; (4) earnings and other internal financial data; (5) personnel information; (6) supply and customer lists; and (7) other non-public information that, if disclosed, might be of use to our competitors, or harmful to our suppliers, customers or other business partners. This information is our property, or the property of our suppliers, customers or business partners, and in many cases was developed at great expense. Our directors, officers and employees must not discuss or disclose confidential information with, in the presence of or to any unauthorized persons, including family members and friends, and must not use confidential information or other Company property or resources for personal gain, for the personal benefit of anyone else or for anything other than our legitimate business purposes.
These obligations are described in our confidential information and invention assignment agreement that we require every director, officer and employee to execute upon commencement of service to the Company.
VII. REPORTING AND CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLATIONS
Reporting Violations and Asking Questions
We hold all directors, officers and employees individually responsible for carrying out and monitoring compliance with this Code. Except as provided in the paragraph below, directors and officers immediately should report in writing any known or suspected illegal or unethical behavior to [the Chairman of our Audit Committee], and employees who are not directors or officers immediately should report in writing any known or suspected illegal or unethical behavior to [the Chairman of our Audit Committee or our Chief Financial Officer or head of Human Resources]. When in doubt, we encourage directors, officers and employees to seek counseling about the best course of action to take in any particular situation.
You may contact any of the above persons by mail addressed to such persons at the Company’s principal executive offices. If anyone feels uncomfortable reporting potential or actual violations to the person or persons identified above, he or she may instead report those matters in writing to any member of our Audit Committee [or Board of Directors]. If your complaint, concern or question pertains to accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters, or financial fraud, securities fraud or other securities law violations, you may also submit the complaint, concern or question, anonymously if you wish, [through our independent and confidential, third-party reporting service / to our Board of Directors or to members of our Audit Committee].
Any questions or reported violations will be addressed immediately and seriously.
Investigations and Non-Retaliation
The person or persons to whom a potential or actual violation is reported or forwarded will promptly investigate any such violation and will oversee an appropriate response, including corrective action and preventative measures. [The Chairman of our Audit Committee or our Chief Executive Officer] will be involved when appropriate. All reports will be treated confidentially to the extent possible.
It is our policy to not allow reprisal or retaliation of any kind against a director, officer or employee who acts in good faith in reporting any known or suspected illegal or unethical behavior, or who asks any questions regarding this Code or appropriate actions in light of the Code. All directors, officers and employees must fully cooperate in internal investigations of misconduct.
Consequences of a Violation
Directors, officers and employees who violate any laws, governmental regulations, or any provisions of this Code will face appropriate, case-specific disciplinary action, which may include demotion or immediate discharge. Any director, officer or employee who engages in illegal activity may be reported to the appropriate governmental authorities.
Our Board of Directors, Audit Committee, and Nominating Committee have established the standards of business conduct contained in this Code and generally oversee compliance with this Code. Our Board of Directors, Audit Committee, and Nominating Committee also are responsible for updating these standards as they deem appropriate to reflect changes in the legal and regulatory framework applicable to the Company, the business practices within our industry, our own business practices and the prevailing ethical standards of the communities in which we operate. Our Audit Committee and Nominating Committee will oversee the procedures designed to implement this Code to ensure that they are operating effectively.
Training on this Code will be included in the orientation of new employees and provided to existing directors, officers and employees on an on-going basis. To ensure familiarity with the Code, directors, officers and employees will be asked to read the Code and sign the Compliance Certificate [annually].
VIII. CHANGES IN OR WAIVERS OF THE CODE
Any change in or waiver of this Code for directors or officers, including the Company’s president, principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions, any vice-president in charge of a principal business unit, division or function, or any other officer who performs a policy-making function (such officers, the “Executive Officers”), must be approved by the Company’s Board of Directors. No waiver shall be granted except where necessary and warranted, and where such waiver is limited and qualified so as to protect the Company to the greatest extent possible. Any waiver of the Code for directors or Executive Officers will be disclosed in a Current Report on Form 8-K, or in another form prescribed or allowed by the SEC and the Exchange, filed with the SEC within four business days after the occurrence of the event.