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Oct
25

ROUSH CleanTech Hires Former Clean Cities Executive Director as Region Fleet Sales Manager

Chelsea Jenkins joins expanding outside sales force of alternative fuel vehicle company

LIVONIA, MICH. (October 25, 2011) — ROUSH CleanTech, the industry leader in propane autogas vehicle technology, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Chelsea Jenkins as eastern region fleet sales manager. Based in Virginia Beach, Va., Jenkins will work with East Coast-based public fleets, propane companies, and school districts to market ROUSH CleanTech’s liquid propane autogas technology and educate companies about the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles.

“Due to the increased interest in our fleet vehicles fueled by propane autogas, we are fortunate to have hired Chelsea to increase the scope of our team and expand our company’s exposure in the East,” said Joe Thompson, president of ROUSH CleanTech. “Chelsea’s experience in managing large-scale and diverse alternative fuel deployment programs will benefit fleets needing assistance in developing their roll-out plans.”

Before joining the ROUSH CleanTech team, Jenkins served for two years as the Virginia Clean Cities executive director and as program coordinator for four years. She helped grow the Virginia Clean Cities project portfolio from over $1 million in total petroleum displacement projects primarily focused in Virginia to over $20 million in total alternative fuel and vehicle projects covering the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Jenkins, a recipient of the 2009 Clean Cities Coordinator of the Year award, was inducted into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame earlier this year.

Prior to working for Virginia Clean Cities, Jenkins helped establish Valley AIRNow, the air quality outreach program for Winchester and Frederick counties in Virginia. Before a biodiesel project in Malta started her career in alternative fuels, she worked in several nondestructive evaluation laboratories, including NASA’s Langley Research Center.

“I am thrilled to join such a motivated and talented sales and marketing team at ROUSH CleanTech,” Jenkins said. “I’m especially looking forward to applying the skills and expertise I have gained throughout my incredible years with Virginia Clean Cities to partner with organizations along the East Coast on seamless integration of propane autogas into their fleets.”

Jenkins is a graduate of James Madison University’s Integrated Science and Technology Program with a triple concentration in energy, environment and transportation.

About ROUSH CleanTech: Based in Michigan, ROUSH CleanTech offers dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel systems for a variety of light- and medium-duty Ford vehicles, including the F-150, F-250 and F-350 pickup truck series; the F-450 and F-550 chassis cab truck series; the E-150, E-250 and E-350 van and wagon series; the E-350 and E-450 cutaway van series; and the Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision. Currently offered through authorized Ford dealerships around the country, the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system delivers the same factory Ford performance characteristics and serviceability with a 5-year/60,000-mile limited warranty. Customers can reduce operating costs significantly while reducing vehicle emissions. Complete details on ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas offerings can be found online at ROUSHcleantech.com or by calling 800.59.ROUSH.

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