Aptera Hires Marketing Exec

Carlsbad-based Aptera Motors, the Idealab-backed hybrid-electric vehicle maker, said today that it has hired on Tony Kirton as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Aptera said that Kirton joins the firm after serving as an independent marketing and brand consultant; he has previously served at Audi of America, Volkswagen & Audi, and Chief Marketing Officer of BMW's South African marketing and manufacturing subsidiary.