Black & Veatch director chosen for expertise in electric vehicle technology and strategy
Black & Veatch proudly announces that Paul Stith, Director of Strategy and Innovation for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business, has been named to the board of Forth, a leading U.S. organization advancing clean transportation.
New advances in electrification continue to drive a global shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) and urban mobility. Based in Portland, Oregon, Forth works to advance electric, smart and shared transportation, and over the past decade, has grown from a regional organization to an international player in electrification.
As a recognized EV authority Stith, along with Maurice Henderson, director of government partnerships at Bird, joins a prestigious line-up of mobility leaders, including Sue Gander, managing director of policy at Electrification Coalition; Charlie Allcock, former business development director at Portland General Electric, Oregon’s largest utility; and Wayne Killen, Director of Charging Infrastructure Planning & Business Development at Electrify America.
“Paul is a great addition to our board,” said Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Forth. “Black and Veatch is a long-standing champion and partner in our efforts to electrify the future of transportation, and we welcome Paul's knowledge and extensive experience in electric vehicle technology, strategy, and disruption.”
With more than 30 years’ experience in technology and business, and active in electrification for over a decade, Stith leads teams planning and building sustainable transportation and distributed clean energy infrastructure. He works on BV projects that span the globe, from North America to Europe and Asia, as he supports developers, OEMs, utilities, fleets and transportation service providers to electrify and automate ground, aviation and marine fleets.
“I’m excited to join the board of Forth, particularly during this time of rapid change in zero emission transportation being unlocked by technology advancements in batteries, vehicle design, grid integration and clean energy all propelling the market forward. Developing a strong ecosystem is especially important in the public and commercial fleet sectors,” Stith said. “Forth’s mission aligns with what we are doing at Black & Veatch and reflects our ongoing commitment to sustainability, innovation and technology. I look forward to helping build on its successes to date while expanding its collaboration with national organizations, communities and utilities as we work together to promote electrification, equity and community engagement.”
- Click here for a headshot of Paul Stith.
- Stith speaks frequently at U.S. and international events and was lead author of Smart Electric Power Alliance’s Preparing for an Electric Vehicle Future: How Utilities Can Succeed; Black & Veatch’s Electric Fleets: 8 Steps to Medium and Heavy-Duty Fleet Electrification; and the NIA-NASA Urban Air Mobility Infrastructure Study, Powered for Take Off, detailing energy and infrastructure requirements for Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing Vehicles (eVTOL).
- Electric utilities are in the spotlight as transportation electrification grows, according to Black & Veatch’s recently released Electric Vehicles: How Utilities Advance Transportation Electrification and Grid eBook, available as a free download.
- Forth is partnering with Solar Energy Trade Shows as the EV content expert at North America Smart Energy Week, scheduled for September 14-17, 2020, in Anaheim, California.
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