Broadens role as leader in heavy duty electric market
KANSAS CITY, MO, January 26, 2021 – In support of strong core business growth and planned heavy duty EV business development initiatives, Orange EV announced the following leadership appointments:
Phil Guys – Vice President of Engineering. Phil leads Orange EV’s engineering design and development effort for current and future heavy duty electric trucks.
Phil joins Orange EV after 35+ years of experience within the transportation sector at the OEM and tier-1 level including Ford Motor Company, McLaren Performance Technologies, Linamar, and American Axle & Manufacturing. In these roles, Phil had leadership responsibility for product development and advanced engineering, including roles as President of McLaren Performance Technologies, CTO of American Axle & Manufacturing, and Chief Engineer for trucks at Ford. At Orange EV, Phil leads product design and development for both its industry leading EV terminal trucks and planned new products and services.
Jim Voeffray – Vice President of Business Development. Jim will lead Orange EV’s growth strategy and portfolio expansion as a leader in heavy duty electric trucks.
Jim joins Orange EV after 30+ years of experience within the transportation sector at the OEM and tier-1 level including Ford Motor Company, Magna International, GKN plc, and American Axle & Manufacturing. At these companies, Jim had leadership responsibility for sales, business development, strategy and program management, and led the eDrive Business Unit for GKN. At Orange EV, Jim will lead business strategy and development of growth initiatives.
“We are extremely pleased to announce these leadership positions and welcome Phil and Jim to the Orange EV team,” said Wayne Mathisen, Orange EV Chief Executive Officer. “These appointments strengthen Orange EV’s leadership team as we continue our growth as a leader in heavy duty electric trucks.”
These leadership roles are announced amid tremendous growth and customer acceptance of Orange EV’s industry leading EV terminal trucks, where over 80 fleets now benefit from the efficiency, safety, and reliability of all-electric solutions. Development continues to fuel growth, including the introduction of a tandem axle solution in 2020 and, for 2021, the introduction of autonomous-capable features.
The company has also begun the work to broaden its reach past the container handling market into other heavy duty applications, leveraging its customer and supplier relationships and deep understanding of EV technology to further its mission of advancing commercial EV adoption.
About Orange EV
Kansas City based Orange EV is the leading OEM providing industrial fleets with heavy duty electric vehicle solutions that are proven to save money while being safer, more reliable, and preferred by drivers and management alike. Orange EV trucks meet the most rigorous duty cycles and 24×7 shift schedules while eliminating diesel fuel and emissions. Building both new and re-powered terminal trucks, Orange EV was the first manufacturer offering 100% electric Class 8 vehicles to be commercially deployed and re-ordered into container handling operations. Orange EV’s commercially deployed trucks, chosen by more than 80 fleets across 16 states, Canada, and the Caribbean, have surpassed a combined 700,000 key-on hours and 2.2 million miles of operation.