Joe Thompson

ROUSH CleanTech

Joe Thompson has served as president of ROUSH CleanTech since the company’s inception in 2010. He’s grown the company from six employees to more than 90, deploying almost 9,000 vehicles fueled by clean-burning and economical propane autogas. Under Thompson’s leadership, ROUSH CleanTech has won numerous quality control and environmental awards, including Supplier of the Year from Blue Bird and a Michigan Green Leader honorable mention. He is a recipient of the 2013 Green Fleet Sustainability All-Star award.

Thompson has worked with Roush since 1996. In his previous appointment as vice president and general manager, he helped establish ROUSH Performance as one of the premier brands in the automotive aftermarket segment. His strategic approach to sales, distribution and marketing, along with product development, drove a growth curve of more than 500 percent in a period of 18 months. Thompson also is a member of the Roush Enterprise Steering Committee.

Raised in Ohio, he earned a degree in public relations from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism. He lives with his wife and two sons in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Your move: The second step to propane autogas 1

Timing is everything, and in my last post, we touched on why now is a good time for fleet owners to transition diesel vehicles to clean-burning, American-made propane autogas. Propane can cut operating costs by an average of 40 percent compared to conventional fuels.

Your move: The first step to propane autogas

With a slow rise in gasoline and diesel prices beginning last year, and the federal government enacting stricter environmental controls, the total ownership cost of diesel vehicles is heading upward.

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