Proterra welcomes new regional sales director
Proterra, maker of zero-emission commercial transit solutions, welcomes Michael Hennessy as its new regional sales director.
Hennessy joins Proterra with 40 years of experience in the transportation industry. With time spent in both public and private sectors, he brings extensive knowledge in bus operations, maintenance and sales. Hennessy spent 29 years at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) where he held a number of senior level positions including superintendent of maintenance and general manager of bus garage operations. He most recently worked as the vice president of government sales for The Vehicle Production Group.
“We believe that Michael’s many years of experience the transit industry, coupled with his vision for moving the industry forward make him an excellent candidate for Proterra,” said David Bennett, chief executive officer. “We know that our customers and prospects will value working with someone with his level of knowledge and know-how.”
Hennessy is heavily engaged in industry organizations as an active member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). He has held a number of leadership positions on various APTA committees and currently serves as the chairman of its International Bus Roadeo committee.