Proterra, heavy-duty electric transportation manufacturer, announced that Matt Horton has been named the chief commercial officer.
In his new role, Horton will oversee the end-to-end customer lifecycle for the rapidly growing number of municipal, university and commercial transit agencies deploying Proterra’s zero-emission, battery-electric buses throughout North America.
Expanding upon his former role as senior VP, sales and marketing, Horton will manage the overall customer experience, facilitate product development needs, drive sales and fleet deployments, spearhead marketing initiatives and ensure that Proterra’s customers from coast to coast achieve the maximum benefits of clean, quiet, battery-electric transit.
Since joining Proterra in 2014, Horton has helped establish the company as the leading innovator in the electric mass transportation industry. In 2016 alone, Horton helped Proterra achieve more than 225% sales growth, a number that is expected to continue to grow in 2017 as the company expands in different infrastructure categories like airports, universities, corporate enterprises, national parks, and ski resorts. Prior to joining Proterra, he was the CEO of Propel Fuels, a distributor of alternative fuels, which provided him with a wealth of experience and expertise in energy technology.
“As we continue to build momentum toward a future of zero-emission transit technology, Matt will play an indispensable role in supporting our customers, driving additional growth and ensuring the procurement process continues to move seamlessly from sales to deployment," said Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra.