Proterra Introduces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Proterra, a maker of zero-emission commercial transit solutions, announced the appointment of Ian Shackleton as its new vice president of sales and marketing.

“I am joining Proterra at a very exciting time for the organization,” said Shackleton. “Having already introduced innovative, game-changing technology to the transit world, Proterra is now ready to take the next step and ramp up production and sales in 2012. With increasingly stringent emissions standards and growing demand to reduce operating costs, Proterra provides a solution that can meet the ever evolving needs of transit agencies in the U.S. and abroad.”

Shackleton joins Proterra with over 20 years of experience in the bus and trucking industry. Prior to joining Proterra, Shackleton spent 22 years at Navistar. He earned his degree in Motive Power Diesel Technology from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and began his career in Canada — where he worked until transferring to the United States in 1998. His most recent role at Navistar was vice president Global Bus Sales at IC Bus LLC.

As vice president of Marketing and Sales, Shackleton will lead Proterra’s sales and marketing teams to aggressively increase sales and grow market share throughout the United States and Canada. Proterra’s EcoRide is the world’s first battery electric bus that can charge in under 10 minutes, replacing conventional diesel buses on a one-for-one basis operating 24/7.