VP, Business Development

Joshua Goldman, VP, Business Development

Joshua Goldman joined TransPower in July 2013. With 13 years of professional experience, he is one of the leading electric vehicle technology experts in the transit industry. In the current position, he is charged with assisting in the development and execution of new business opportunities. His unique blend of technical and business development expertise, along with his lifelong focus on transportation and energy technologies, give him the ideal capability to lead TransPower’s efforts on many important projects, particularly in areas relating to passenger and pupil transportation and Zero Emission drayage operation.

Before joining TransPower, Mr. Goldman was Director of Business Development at Proterra Inc., where he utilized his experience in the areas of engine/vehicle certification, technology validation and hybrid drive train development as well as participating in various marketing and trade related development programs. Mr. Goldman also helped create state and nationwide partnerships among public, private and governmental agencies to develop, test and commercialize zero-emissions fast charge battery and charging technology for heavy duty transportation. His accomplishments include developing a world class electric bus pilot project with Foothill Transit in Pomona, CA., demonstrating an all battery electric bus with 30 mile range and faster than 10 minute automatic charge capabilities.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Goldman worked alongside TransPower’s CEO Michael Simon, its VPs Dr. Paul Scott and Harry Meyer, and several other TransPower personnel for nearly a decade at ISE Corporation from 2000 to 2008. While there, he served in various capacities including Manager of Engine Development for hybrid applications, Manager of Technical Training and Manager of Heavy Duty Certifications. He also took on the roles of lead engineer and project manager on over 12 heavy duty hybrid systems between 8 different OEMs and 22 customer installations.

In September 2009, Mr. Goldman received the Mass Transit Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” Award. He also graduated from the American Public Transit Associations elite 2011 “Leadership APTA” class.

Mr. Goldman studied mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland. While there, he worked on one for the first Georgetown Fuel Cell buses while helping to lead a university hybrid conversion team to win 1st place in the national DOE sponsored Future Truck 2000 competition.

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  1. Joy Williams
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    Hi Josh,

    this is Joy Williams from Environmental Health Coalition. I wanted to let you know that at the March 12 meeting of the Port Commission (1 PM), there will be a discussion of AB 617. Jon Adams of APCD will be presenting to the Port Commissioners about the air monitoring and emission reduction plans that are required under this program, and the potentially significant amounts of grant funding that could be generated for emission reduction projects such as electrification of diesel equipment at the Port terminals, the waterfront industries, and the freight related heavy duty trucks that frequently visit the terminals. We at EHC will be taking the opportunity to advocate for the Port and APCD to develop a formal working relationship and plan for electrifcation of Port related equipment and trucks. It would be an excellent opportunity for you or others from Transpower to come and provide a brief update on the state of the technology for heavy duty trucks. The Port’s latest air emissions inventory has estimated that 56% of truck trips to Port terminals are head for destinations within the region. A number of others are headed to other destinations within Southern California. It would be good for the commissioners to get current and accurate information on the truck technology that is currently available as well as what you anticipate will be ready for the market in the near future. Please consider coming to the March 12 Port meeting to provide testimony on this item. Thank you! Joy

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