Proterra announced Gareth Joyce as president of its Proterra Powered and Energy business units.
As president of Proterra Powered and Energy, Joyce will lead Proterra's growing business as a provider of its electric vehicle technology to commercial manufacturers and charging infrastructure solutions for heavy-duty electric fleets. In his role, he will report directly to Proterra's CEO Jack Allen.
"Proterra is on the leading edge of the technologies that will address our environmental sustainability challenges and climate change by helping businesses and fleet operators electrify their commercial vehicles. I'm excited to join the Proterra team as we work to deliver even greater impact for our customers and the environment," Joyce said.
Joyce brings 20 years of experience in the automotive and airline industries. He joins Proterra after most recently serving as Delta Air Lines' first chief sustainability officer where he was responsible for overseeing Delta's efforts toward becoming carbon neutral and a responsible steward of the environment. Prior to joining Delta, Joyce held a variety of senior leadership positions with Mercedes-Benz throughout South Africa, Europe, and North America — having served as VP, customer service, for Mercedes-Benz North America and finally as president/CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada.
Proterra Powered leverages Proterra's electric vehicle technology and expertise to help commercial vehicle manufacturers electrify their vehicles. Proterra battery systems are utilized by world-class OEMs to introduce 100% battery-electric vehicles, including electric school buses, coach buses, delivery vans, and low-floor cutaway shuttle buses. To date, Proterra Powered has helped world-class OEMs like Thomas Built Bus, Van Hool, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., Bustech, and Optimal-EV introduce 100% battery-electric vehicles that are powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology.
Proterra Energy™ fleet solutions offers a turnkey approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for heavy-duty electric fleets including charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance, and energy optimization. Proterra recently unveiled its new, high-powered charging solution designed to enable the electrification of large-scale vehicle fleets.