Einride
Henrik Green

Transportation Transitions: Einride hires Volvo veteran to lead autonomous technologies

June 30, 2023
Henrik Green brings over 25 years' experience to the mobility company focused on electric, autonomous freight. Also, ASE shakes up its leadership and Paccar Leasing unveils its new Franchise Executive Council.

Einride has appointed Henrik Green as its new general manager of autonomous technologies. Green brings over 25 years’ experience working in the product, technology, and sustainability sector within mobility, having held roles such as chief technology officer and chief product officer at Volvo Cars.

"I am excited to join Einride and be a part of the team that is reshaping the freight industry. Einride's innovative approach to autonomous electric technologies has the potential to re-architect logistics and make a significant impact on sustainability,” Green said. “I look forward to working together with the talented team at Einride to drive the adoption of autonomous electric transportation and bring about a greener and smarter future."

See also: Einride is digitizing freight to grow electric, autonomous, sustainable solutions

Green worked nearly three decades at Volvo Cars, playing a pivotal role in advancing the company’s electric vehicle transition, serving most recently as head of advanced technology and sustainability according to an Einride press release. Green also held a range of other strategy, research, and product roles at the company before working as CTO and CPO.

ASE president and CEO resigns

ASE President and CEO Tim Zilke and Senior Vice President of Communications Trish Serratore have announced their plans to retire on Dec. 31, 2023.

Zilke joined the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in 1991 and was promoted to president and CEO in 2008. Serratore joined ASE in 1988 and was promoted to senior vice president of communications in 2008. She served six years as president of the ASE Education Foundation from 2012 to 2017, before rejoining ASE as senior vice president.

Dave Johnson has been named ASE president and CEO Designate effective July 12. Johnson will assume the title and responsibilities of ASE president and CEO on Jan. 1, 2024 upon Zilke’s retirement. Johnson brings over 30 years of automotive industry experience to ASE. He previously served as global director, service engineering operations at Ford Motor Company where he led all vehicle repair support activities.

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Donna Wagner has been named as the new vice president of industry and media relations for ASE. She will be responsible for both new and existing company relationships along with representing ASE to consumer, corporate, government and technician audiences. Wagner brings a 30-plus year aftermarket background in education and parts supplier representation, including 12 years with the Car Care Council, to her new role at ASE. Her most recent position was assistant vice president of the ASE Education Foundation where she oversaw the field manager network and represented the organization in school, corporate and government relations.

"We appreciate the leadership by the ASE Board of Directors and their active involvement with this transition. A comprehensive transition plan and coordination with key industry partners and the ASE Executive Committee will ensure a seamless staff leadership handoff. Both Tim and Trish have also assured the board of their willingness to support ASE however needed beyond year end," concluded ASE Chair Homer Hogg, vice president of truck service at Travel Centers of America.

PacLease names 2023 Franchise Executive Council

Paccar Leasing has named its 2023 PacLease Franchise Executive Council members. The council features franchise executives from Paccar brands Peterbilt and Kenworth, representing 53 franchise groups and 475 locations across the U.S. and Canada. The Franchise Executive Council will work in partnership with PacLease and the rest of the franchise network to support its full-service lease and rental customers. according to a company press release.

The 2023 Franchise Executive Council members are: Mike Napoliello of TLG Leasing as chairman; Alec Weiger, The Pete Store Truck Leasing; Derrick King, Inland Lease & Rental; Jim Callaway, PacLease Edmonton Kenworth; Lance Hicks, Dobbs Leasing; Rick Greene, Kenworth Sales Company PacLease; and Ron Whiteford II, Whiteford Kenworth PacLease.

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