EO Charging, a European provider of software, maintenance services, and turnkey design and construction for depot-based van, truck, and bus fleets, named John Walsh chief commercial officer (CCO) of its Americas business.
Walsh brings more than three decades of experience in the transportation industry to the company, with expertise in transit and school bus electrification solutions. Walsh will lead all commercial aspects of EO’s Americas business to support the company’s recently announced expansion into the U.S. market.
“The North American market is witnessing unprecedented heavy-duty vehicle electrification amplified by sustainability targets and widespread funding availability. Today, the industry lacks a solution that can enable the growth of electric fleets without sacrificing reliability,” said Charlie Jardine, CEO and founder of EO Charging. “Combining EO's dedication to delivering maximum uptime for mission-critical fleets with John's decades of industry experience, we believe that EO can be a dominant player in electrifying North American depots."
Bringing Experience to the EO Charging Team
Walsh began advising EO in March of 2023. Prior to that, he served as the CCO of Proterra Inc., where he led the Powered, Transit, and Energy divisions’ growth efforts.
Previously, Walsh held the titles of president and COO at Davey Coach Sales Inc., and president of the REV Group. He has also served as VP, sales and marketing, at ARBOC Specialty Vehicles and CEO of VPG Autos. He spent over two decades at National Bus & Sales Leasing Inc., where, as president, he grew the business from a local dealership into a national entity.
“EO Charging continues to serve some of the most complex fleets in the European market with over 99% uptime, and fleet operators across North America have a strong desire to increase their fleets’ reliability,” said Walsh. “I feel confident that EO Charging’s complete transportation electrification ecosystem can uniquely address this gap in the market and look forward to working with the team to expand our Americas presence.”
The Growing EO Charging American Team
Walsh joins a growing EO Charging Americas team led by President Austin Hausmann, formerly of Chanje and Smith Electric Vehicles, who brings over 13 years of dedicated commercial EV OEM leadership to the company. Other recent additions to the EO Charging Americas team include:
- VP, Construction Richard Gershman, formerly of Shell Recharge Solutions and Electrify America.
- Director, Fleet Sales, Michelle Downing, formerly of Mike Albert Fleet Solutions and Mercedes-Benz Vans.
- Director, eBus Sales, Michael Hennessy, formerly of Proterra and Chicago Transit Authority.
- Proposal Director Ethan Carbaugh, formerly of Proterra and Gulfstream Aerospace.
- Director, Marketing, Jessie Peters, formerly of Generac Grid Services and Guidehouse.
Alongside Walsh, the Americas team brings decades of industry knowledge to EO’s Americas business. Paired with the company’s solutions, currently serving customers including, but not limited to, Amazon, DHL, and UPS in Europe, the Americas team will leverage EO’s global experience to meet commercial and transit fleet operators’ evolving needs with pace and scale.