Joshua Goldman joined TransPower in July 2013. With 13 years of professional experience, he is one of the leading electric vehicle technology experts in the transit industry. In the current position, he is charged with assisting in the development and execution of new business opportunities. His unique blend of technical and business development expertise, along with his lifelong focus on transportation and energy technologies, give him the ideal capability to lead TransPowerâ€™s efforts on many important projects, particularly in areas relating to passenger and pupil transportation and Zero Emission drayage operation.
Before joining TransPower, Mr. Goldman was Director of Business Development at Proterra Inc., where he utilized his experience in the areas of engine/vehicle certification, technology validation and hybrid drive train development as well as participating in various marketing and trade related development programs. Mr. Goldman also helped create state and nationwide partnerships among public, private and governmental agencies to develop, test and commercialize zero-emissions fast charge battery and charging technology for heavy duty transportation. His accomplishments include developing a world class electric bus pilot project with Foothill Transit in Pomona, CA., demonstrating an all battery electric bus with 30 mile range and faster than 10 minute automatic charge capabilities.
Prior to Proterra, Mr. Goldman worked alongside TransPowerâ€™s CEO Michael Simon, its VPs Dr. Paul Scott and Harry Meyer, and several other TransPower personnel for nearly a decade at ISE Corporation from 2000 to 2008. While there, he served in various capacities including Manager of Engine Development for hybrid applications, Manager of Technical Training and Manager of Heavy Duty Certifications. He also took on the roles of lead engineer and project manager on over 12 heavy duty hybrid systems between 8 different OEMs and 22 customer installations.
In September 2009, Mr. Goldman received the Mass Transit Magazineâ€™s â€śTop 40 Under 40â€ť Award. He also graduated from the American Public Transit Associations elite 2011 â€śLeadership APTAâ€ť class.
Mr. Goldman studied mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland. While there, he worked on one for the first Georgetown Fuel Cell buses while helping to lead a university hybrid conversion team to win 1st place in the national DOE sponsored Future Truck 2000 competition.