Proterra announced staffing updates, including the appointment of Mike Hennessy as VP of sales, where he will oversee U.S. and Canadian sales of electric transit buses and charging systems.
Hennessy is in his ninth year with Proterra and has more than 40 years of experience in the transit industry, formerly serving as GM, bus operations, at the Chicago Transit Authority. He is an active member of APTA and has held several leadership positions on various committees, including chair of the International Bus Roadeo committee.
Meanwhile, Lauren Cochran Scoville has been promoted to sr. director of sales for the Southwest U.S., where she has helped transit agencies implement battery-electric buses for the past three years.
Previously, Cochran Scoville served as director of innovation for Houston METRO, and prior to that was Foothill Transit’s director of maintenance and vehicle technology. She is also a Leadership APTA graduate and secretary of APTA’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Committee.
Finally, Proterra named Josh Helm as its new regional sales director of the Southeast U.S.
Helm brings over 12 years of sales experience to Proterra and has been in the transportation industry for eight years. Most recently, he was a regional sales manager at American Seating, and prior to that he sold fleet management solutions as a sales executive at Fortress Mobile.