Founded Odyne in 2009. Leader in efficiency technology and hybrid systems for medium and heavy-duty trucks. Over 30 years of experience in automotive and truck industries. Extensive experience in managing projects and bringing new technology from initial concept into high volume production. 18 U.S. patents in the area of vehicle electrification and automotive technology. Provided testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives in support of expanded use of hybrid systems. Board of Directors for the Green Truck Association (GTA; 2010-2014); President of the GTA (2013-2014). Board of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (2012-2016). MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Leads and coordinates efforts with project partners to reach industry leading levels of increased vehicle efficiency, cost effectiveness and reliability, while complying with financial and organizational objectives. Assists in forming industry partnerships and achieving funding goals. Over 35 years of engineering and program management experience in automotive, marine and manufacturing industries. Extensive experience in managing engineering departments, product development processes and bringing new technology from initial concept into high volume production. MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at University of Michigan and BS in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Focused on developing strong enduring customer relationships. Leads efforts to grow sales and expand Odyne’s service network and field service personnel. Supports and drives focus on customer satisfaction and long-term mutual benefit. Committed to providing customer focused cost-effective solutions. Over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and service, high tech systems and leading cross-functional teams. Prior to joining Odyne, Marketing Manager for Owens Corning and Sales Engineer for TLX Technologies selling to OEM’s worldwide. President of L&L Packaging Company for over ten years. B.S. in Engineering from Michigan State University.
Prior to joining Odyne, held senior management positions at PPM America, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., Corporate Financial Advisors, Telkonet, Steelwind and Water Tower Capital, LLC. Served as a Director at AET Films, American Restaurant Group, Bucyrus International, Carolina Steel, Cherrydale Farms, Coldwater Portfolio Partners, Crescent Communications, IPM Automotive, LePages, NCH NuWorld Marketing, Orius Telecommunications, Peebles, PPM America and Yunker Industries. Began career as associate attorney at Briggs and Morgan in Minneapolis, MN and later joined Washington Square Capital as an analyst. AB from Wabash College and JD from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
Jason Beson is the Director of Operations for Odyne Systems. Beson has joined Odyne to assure outstanding product performance for advanced hybrid electric medium and heavy duty trucks.
Beson came to Odyne from Volvo Bus N/A and Azure Dynamics where he developed and implemented support solutions for the commercial vehicle and transit industries, with extensive experience in hybrid and electric powertrain systems. He has extensive experience in the development of service organizations, warranty systems and leading cross-functional teams. He is committed to providing customer focused cost-effective solutions. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
• 15+ years of experience in service support solutions and customer service for hybrid and electric vehicles
• Mechanical Engineering Degree
Barb Maloney started her career with the audit group of Arthur Young and Company. She later joined Utility Equipment Holding Company, a family owned group of companies that manufactured, serviced and provided rental / lease options for aerial platform and digger-derrick trucks used by the utility industry and other customers requiring access to elevated work heights. Over her thirty plus years there she was responsible for Treasury related functions including finance, risk management, human resources and I/T. For the past three years prior to joining Odyne, Barb has done assignment work for a number of local manufacturing companies, filling in for short term needs in their finance departments.