Proterra appoints Chairman Jack Allen to additional executive role of CEO

– USA, CA –  Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty vehicle electrification, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed current Chairman Jack Allen as Chairman and CEO.

Ryan Popple, Proterra’s CEO since 2014, was named Co-Founder and Executive Director.

In his new role, Mr. Popple will focus his attention on Proterra’s innovative and industry-leading technology. He will report directly to Mr. Allen.

“Only six years ago, the idea that transit could completely eliminate its dependency on fossil fuels was revolutionary,” said Ryan Popple. “We proved to the world that transit vehicles could be high-performance, zero-emission electric vehicles and that the future of the mass transit industry was indeed clean, quiet transportation for all. Now it’s time for Proterra to focus on the next chapter, significantly growing our manufacturing capabilities and the extension of our technology to other vehicle segments. I have worked with Jack for three years on our Board and I know that his leadership and experience is exactly what we need to continue meeting EV demand with a highly efficient manufacturing operation, creating reliable, high-quality transit vehicles that exceed the capabilities of legacy diesel fleets.”

“Through Ryan’s leadership, Proterra transformed mass transit and became an industry leader in heavy-duty electric transportation,” said Jack Allen. “I am honored to lead this new chapter for Proterra and committed to delivering the highest quality heavy-duty electric vehicles to our customers and providing Proterra’s innovative technology to other vehicle segments. Through my work on our Board, I am fully aware of the very talented and dedicated team at Proterra and I cannot wait to work with them to help meet the growing demand for our heavy-duty electric vehicles.”

About Jack Allen

Before joining Proterra as Chairman in 2017, Allen spent more than 30 years at Navistar International, the global truck and bus company, where he most recently served as COO. As CEO, Mr. Allen will use his extensive operational experience to guide Proterra’s continuing growth, including scaling operations, and supply chain and manufacturing capability to meet the growing demand for zero-emission vehicles. He will also continue Proterra’s legacy of delivering groundbreaking EV technology to the market.

About Proterra

Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric transit vehicles and EV technology solutions for commercial applications. Proterra provides a suite of products, services and financing options for a seamless transition to clean, quiet, battery-electric fleets. Designed for durability, safety and energy efficiency and validated by rigorous U.S. independent testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley, South Carolina, and Los Angeles.

For more information: https://www.proterra.com

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