Proterra Inc. named Julian Soell as president of its Proterra Transit business unit effective May 2.
As president of Proterra Transit, Soell will oversee Proterra’s growing business as the leading manufacturer of electric transit buses in North America. In his role, he will report directly to Proterra’s CEO Gareth Joyce.
Soell brings nearly 30 years of automotive and operational experience to Proterra and joins the company after most recently serving as COO at Repairify, a high-growth global leader in automotive service, technology, and business insights solutions. Previously, he held engineering leadership roles at automotive companies including Mercedes Benz USA and Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Outside of the automotive industry, Soell has also held large operational and customer service roles at Delta Air Lines.
“Julian brings a wealth of operational and customer service experience to Proterra, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team. Public transit is at the forefront of electrification. Under Julian’s leadership, we look forward to building on Proterra Transit’s strong foundation to further scale our production and deliver industry-leading EV fleet solutions to help transit agencies achieve their zero-emission goals,” said Joyce.