Bus

ROUSH CleanTech hires 37-year Ford veteran

Posted on February 6, 2014

Rob Stevens, who has nearly four decades of experience with Ford Motor Co., has been named the new VP of strategy at ROUSH CleanTech.

Stevens will spearhead future product and customer strategy in his new role at ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech officials said that Stevens brings expertise in engineering, product and business development, alternative-fuel vehicles, and fleet operations.

“I’ve spent years collaborating with customers to find the right vehicle for the right application," Stevens said. "In the alternative-fuels space, ROUSH CleanTech offers an ideal scenario of product, customer and brand integrity. I plan to use my 37 years of engineering and fleet customer knowledge to bring about a greater change in clean vehicle usage.”

As Ford’s chief engineer, Stevens directed strategic planning and product development for Ford commercial vehicles, including the new Transit Connect, E-Series vans, medium duty and Super Duty trucks, and commercial stripped chassis.

Stevens also served as president and chief operating officer of Ford’s TH!NK Mobility LLC. He reportedly influenced government leaders to modify zero emission vehicle requirements to obtainable levels, and he launched three alternative-fuel vehicle product lines. Later, he initiated the reintroduction of alternative fuels in Ford commercial trucks, developing Ford’s qualified vehicle modifier (QVM) program for gaseous prep engines.

ROUSH CleanTech is Ford’s only QVM for propane autogas fuel systems.

“ROUSH CleanTech has experienced exceptional growth since its inception in 2010,” Joe Thompson, president, ROUSH CleanTech, said. “Our investment strategy will continue to accelerate our market share by adding the vision that comes from the type of engineering and customer experience that Rob has. Adding a guy like Rob Stevens further complements the integrity of our growth plans.”

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Albuquerque BRT project exploring full sponsorship

ABQ RIDE is looking to model its plan after the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s HealthLine, which is sponsored through a hospital partnership. Construction on the so-called ART system could begin in May 2016 with an in-service date of September 2017.

New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco

The service, which costs $6 a ride, asks riders to download the Leap app, creating an account, uploading a photo and adding a credit card that enables them to pay via a QR code.

4ONE wins multiple bus seating orders

Agencies ordering the company's products, which are now in at least half of all new U.S. and Canadian transit buses, include L.A. Metro, Chicago Transit Authority and New York City Transit.

New Flyer awarded big Las Vegas CNG bus contract

The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 over the next five years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.

Pierce Transit taps Apollo for video surveillance

The decision comes after the agency conducted an analysis and product review period. Implementation of the project began in February and all work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close