LIVONIA, Mich. — Alternative-fuel technology supplier Roush CleanTech recently promoted a handful of staff members in key leadership positions to support company growth.
Joe Thompson, the former president of Roush CleanTech, has been promoted to group president of Roush Products Group. He has taken on more responsibility within the corporate structure at Roush and now oversees Roush CleanTech and Roush Performance Products.
Meanwhile, Todd Mouw, the former vice president of sales and marketing, has been promoted to president of Roush CleanTech. Mouw has played a key role in taking the company from startup to a sustainable and profitable business with more than 18,000 product sales, according to Roush. As president, Mouw now guides and directs the matrix of all Roush CleanTech activities.
Brian Carney, the former executive director of school bus business for Roush CleanTech, is the new executive director of the customer success department, which is focused on supporting customers and minimizing vehicle downtime. The department includes regionalized field service technicians, customer training team members, a dedicated hotline team, and technical content developers.
Chelsea Jenkins, the former business development manager, has moved to the new position of executive director of government affairs. Jenkins focuses on the regulatory side of the business and leads the company’s efforts related to the Volkswagen settlement funding.
Additionally, Ryan Zic has been hired as Roush CleanTech’s sales director for school bus sales. Zic manages the company's alternative-fuel school bus segment. He previously worked for Blue Bird, whose alt-fuel buses use fuel systems supplied by Roush CleanTech.
“We serve more than 1,200 fleet customers who have deployed more than 18,000 propane autogas vehicles,” Mouw said. “These personnel changes reflect our continued commitment to today and tomorrow’s customers who choose vehicles fueled by clean, economical, domestically produced propane.”
Mouw recently noted that alternative-fuel tax credit extensions for 2017 are “good news” for propane fleets, but that there is a need for a more long-term approach.
Last year, the company developed a propane autogas engine that is certified to the optional low nitrogen oxide (NOx) level of 0.05 g/bhp-hr, available in Blue Bird Type C buses and class 4 to 7 vehicles.