Blue Bird appointed veteran engineering and operations leader Mike Boggess to vice president of product development.  -  Image: Canva/Blue Bird

Blue Bird appointed veteran engineering and operations leader Mike Boggess to vice president of product development.

Image: Canva/Blue Bird

Blue Bird Corporation has welcomed Mike Boggess back to the company as vice president of the clean student transportation product portfolio.

Boggess, once Blue Bird's chief engineer for powertrain, chassis, and electrical systems, returns in a leadership role after nearly five years as Proterra's vice president of engineering. While at Proterra, Boggess developed and launched a new electric vehicle architecture for transit buses while optimizing its bus engineering organization.

Before Blue Bird and Proterra, he led various system engineering roles of increasing responsibility with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for more than 20 years. He owns six patents for innovative technologies, including battery charging, electronic ignition hardware and software, and sensing.

“I am delighted to welcome Mike Boggess back to the Blue Bird team,” said Britton Smith, president of Blue Bird Corporation. “Mike is an outstanding engineering leader who consistently drives operational excellence and product innovation. We count on him and his team to expand Blue Bird’s safety leadership in the student transportation industry and further modernize our full range of ultra-low- and zero-emission school buses.”

Boggess holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Oakland University.

 

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