Bus zero-emission repower start-up Kleanbus has appointed former Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) President Terry Spall as Chairman.
Mr Spall is a chartered mechanical engineer and he has over 30 years’ experience in the automotive sphere. He will provide “strategic counsel” to help further develop the Kleanbus battery-electric powertrain and commercial repower offering.
Having completed his tenure as 135th IMechE President, Mr Spall brings additional experience from Horiba MIRA, including 10 years as Commercial Director responsible for the MIRA Technology Park development and many years leading vehicle programmes and heading international market development for MIRA. He has also worked in vehicle manufacturing.
Speaking on the appointment, Kleanbus Co-Founder and CEO Joe Tighe says: “We are delighted to be welcoming Terry Spall to the company as Chairman. Terry’s experience gained over more than three decades in the industry and world-leading engineering institutions and service providers alike will bring invaluable knowledge and expertise into the business.
“I am very much looking forward to working with Terry as we continue to accelerate the development of our repower technologies and commercial offering.”
Adds Mr Spall: “I have been really impressed by Kleanbus and its mission to positively impact the sustainability of bus fleets worldwide. It is a very dynamic start-up that it already gaining strong market interest.
“I look forward to working with the Kleanbus team to deliver on its mission and help it to achieve commercial success.”