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Hyliion appoints new chairman of the board

Jan. 18, 2023
Former Meritor CEO Jay Craig steps into the role after joining the Hyliion board in 2022.

Electrified powertrain manufacturer Hyliion has appointed Jeffrey A. "Jay" Craig as its new chairman of the board. Effective Dec. 12, Craig succeeded Ed Olkkola, who recently died from cancer, according to a Hyliion press release.

Craig joined Hyliion’s board of directors in February 2022 after serving as CEO at Meritor. During his time as a board member, Craig has been working on the development of the company’s Hypertruck ERX.

See also: Hyliion founder on hybrid truck benefits, roadmap to hydrogen

“I am honored to step into this role as Hyliion makes further advancements along its commercialization path and looks ahead at production later this year. Hyliion’s mission of transforming commercial trucking through innovative electrification solutions is both ambitious and necessary. I look forward to continuing to strategically support the company, its talented team, and its vision of a net-carbon-negative transportation industry in this new capacity,” said Craig.

With Craig’s appointment, Hyliion has reduced its board size to nine members.

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