Proterra Gets New COO (from Tesla), Announces Tripling Of Production
Proterra announced a strengthening of its management team by adding Josh Ensign as chief operating officer COO.
Josh Ensign is Tesla Motors former Vice President of Manufacturing. Josh was responsible for all manufacturing activities at Tesla’s Fremont, California production site (including Model S, dual-motor Model S and Model X production lines).
Josh Ensign A military veteran and former executive of Honeywell International and Tesla Motors, Ensign’s track record includes leading global operations for 42 factories in 15 countries and managing the supporting supply chains.
Proterra says it will rely on Josh’s knowledge to triple production at its Greenville, S.C. facility, and also initiate production in Southern California in 2017.
Josh Ensign, now Chief Operating Officer at Proterra made a statement saying:
“Mass transit in North America represents a $3 billion market opportunity, and my top priority will be to help Proterra establish a competitive U.S. manufacturing presence to meet market demand and to support the industry’s transition to an all-electric future.”
Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra added:
“Keeping pace with mounting customer demand is a tall order, but we are confident in Ensign’s ability to lead Proterra’s operations through this high-growth period. We are very pleased to have him at the helm of Catalyst vehicle production. His operational expertise is exactly what Proterra needs to bring the Catalyst mainstream and to maintain our pursuit of a clean, diesel-free future.”