Joe Dalum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Odyne Systems LLC, a leading manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, has been appointed to the Board of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), which works with policymakers and the public to advance electric drive transportation.
Dalum has been active with the EDTA for several years and has been a speaker at several EDTA conferences regarding new directions in hybrid technology for medium- and heavy-duty trucks that reduce emissions, increase efficiency and tap cost-efficient energy from the grid.
Brian Wynne, President of the EDTA comments, “We are excited to have Joe Dalum’s participation and unique perspective on this guiding body of the association and the industry." Dalum notes, “I look forward to serving on the Board of Directors of the Electric Drive Transportation Association during this time of accelerated industry growth and rapid advancements in technology. Greater electrification of vehicle systems can help the country meet energy security and environmental goals, while providing operational savings and benefits. I strongly support the EDTA and share their goal of promoting electric drive, especially in the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle segment.”
Dalum currently serves as president of the Green Truck Association, an affiliate of the NTEA. Prior to founding Odyne Systems in 2009, Dalum worked for DUECO Inc., a large final-stage manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, as Engineering Manager, Vice President and Executive Vice President. Earlier, he developed automotive products and systems for GM and Delphi. He has worked on a variety of domestic and international programs with vehicle manufacturers, including General Motors, Suzuki, Isuzu and Fiat. He has extensive experience in managing projects and bringing new technology from initial concept into high volume production. Dalum has been granted nine U.S. patents in the area of automotive and hybrid technology. He has been an active voice in the industry, providing 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 plug-in hybrid medium- and heavy-duty truck technology.
Dalum has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and over 20 years of experience in the automotive and truck industries. Dalum notes, “The EDTA supports the commercialization of more energy efficient vehicles and technologies, reducing dependency on foreign oil and contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment. I look forward to helping the organization meet those objectives.”