Odyne CEO Elected VP of Green Truck Association

Joe Dalum, president and CEO of Odyne Systems LLC, Waukesha, Wis., has been named vice president of the Green Truck Association (GTA). The GTA was established as an affiliate division of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) in 2010 in response to a growing interest and demand for more green products and information in the work truck industry. The GTA’s objectives are to continue the progression of green work trucks by showcasing green trucks and technology developments; serving as the resource for relevant regulatory and funding initiatives; supplying market data and technical resources; and sharing relevant timely news.

“The work truck industry is taking a strong turn toward the development of green technologies and applications, and we see a significant future for green truck products,” said Doyle Sumrall, managing director of GTA. “The GTA is dedicated to becoming a vital resource in promoting these products, providing technical support, and helping build market awareness and knowledge.”

Overall, GTA’s goal is to help green companies expand their business and thrive in this progressive industry. The GTA Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy and developing strategies for the organization, developing programs, and additional services.

“It’s been a privilege to serve on the GTA board of directors during its inaugural year,” said Dalum. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute now in a leadership role in this important organization in the early stages of its development.  I believe that improved vehicle efficiency, emissions reductions and other benefits of clean technology will strongly influence the work truck market.”

As vice president of the Board, Dalum will serve the GTA and assist the organization in fulfilling its purpose of developing, expanding, and improving the market for green truck applications that focus on increasing productivity of work trucks, increasing fuel economy, and increasing productivity technologies. He will be a featured speaker on a panel addressing “Game Changing Technologies” at the Electric Drive Transportation Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C. on April 20.