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Kleanbus appoints Terry Spall as company Chairman

  • Industry veteran of more than 30 years and former President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers joins as Chairman of Kleanbus
  • Terry will provide strategic counsel to further develop Kleanbus’ state-of-the-art e-powertrain and expand commercial repower offering
  • Kleanbus’ technology is capable of repurposing single or double-decker diesel buses into zero-emission vehicles
  • Electric repowered buses from Kleanbus cost one fifth of a new electric bus with a third of the operating costs of diesel buses

Monday August 22nd, 2022: Expert bus repower company Kleanbus is delighted to announce the appointment of Terry Spall as Chairman of the company. Further strengthening the depth of expertise and knowledge of Kleanbus’ senior leadership team, Terry brings over 30 years of industry experience.

Terry, a chartered mechanical engineer, joins Kleanbus having recently completed his tenure as the 135th President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, in 2021. Terry has also held senior positions at HORIBA MIRA, including ten 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 also brings extensive vehicle development knowledge and experience from working in vehicle manufacturers.

Joe Tighe, Co-Founder and CEO of Kleanbus, said: “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 intuitions and service providers alike will bring invaluable knowledge and expertise into the business. I’m very much looking forward to working with Terry as we continue to accelerate the development of our ‘repower’ technologies and commercial offering.” 

Terry Spall, Chairman of Kleanbus, commented: “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 is already gaining strong market interest.  I look forward to working with the Kleanbus team to deliver on their mission and help them achieve commercial success.”

Kleanbus can deliver a unique ‘repower’ solution to transform diesel-powered single or double-decker buses into zero-emission, electrically powered vehicles and extending the life of the embedded carbon expended in creating the base vehicle. For one-fifth of the cost of a new electric bus, Kleanbus’ environmentally friendly solution is based upon state-of-the-art e-powertrain technology developed in-house by Kleanbus, designed specifically for use in buses.

Positioning itself as the partner of choice for rapid, low-cost transition to zero emissions, Kleanbus can help commercial operators meet stringent new environmental targets as the industry transitions toward electrification.

About Kleanbus
Kleanbus’ unique repower programme provides a fast, affordable, and the most environmentally friendly solution to electrify bus fleets. The company is committed to using innovative British engineering expertise, quality locally sourced components and UK-based manufacturing. Its drivetrain has no rare earth elements, and its battery systems are specifically designed for bus system operations. By providing the best available technology with the most reliable supply chain and excellent customer service, Kleanbus is the partner of choice for rapid, low-cost transition to zero emissions.

Kleanbus’ senior team is made up of subject matter experts with a combined eighty years in powertrain development. Led by serial entrepreneur CEO Joe Tighe, other senior members of the team include Chairman, Terry Spall, 135th  President of the IMECHE with 25 years’ senior experience at HORIBA MIRA, alongside Rob Gretton, an engineer with over 30 years’ experience working in drivetrain and power systems, and former TfL and GLA air quality specialist Lucy Parkin, who is the company’s first Director of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

Underlining its commitment to being a force for good, Kleanbus has also achieved pending B-Corporation® status.

James Quincey

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

James Quincey is Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Quincey, who first joined the company in 1996, has held a number of leadership roles around the world. He became CEO in 2017 and Chairman of the Board in 2019.

Quincey is leading Coca-Cola in its continuing evolution as a total beverage company. Coca-Cola is a growth company that provides brands and beverages that make life’s everyday moments more enjoyable, all while doing business the right way. The result is shared opportunity for communities, customers, employees and shareowners.

Before becoming CEO, Quincey served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company from 2015 to 2017.

From 2013 to 2015, he was President of the company’s Europe Group. Under his leadership, the group expanded its brand portfolio and improved market share. Quincey also played a key role in the creation of Coca-Cola European Partners, one of the largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers in the world. Quincey served as President of the Northwest Europe and Nordics business unit from 2008 to 2012. This role included leading the acquisition of innocent juice in 2009.

Quincey joined the company in Atlanta in 1996 as director of learning strategy for the Latin America Group. He went on to serve in a series of operational roles in Latin America, eventually leading to his appointment as President of the South Latin division in 2003. He was President of the company’s Mexico division from 2005 to 2008, where he led the acquisition of Jugos del Valle.

“We’re building this business for the next century, not just the next quarter.”

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Quincey was a partner in strategy consulting at The Kalchas Group, a spinoff of Bain & Company and McKinsey.

Quincey serves as vice co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum and is a founding member of the New York Stock Exchange Board Advisory Council. He is also a director of Pfizer Inc.

Quincey, who speaks English and Spanish, received a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Liverpool. He is a native of Britain.

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“You’ll usually spot me with a Coke Zero with meals or sparkling smartwater.”