Roush CleanTech has hired Rob Stevens as vice president of strategy. Stevens spent 37 years with Ford Motor Co. as chief engineer, directing strategic planning and product development for Ford commercial vehicles, including the Transit Connect, E-Series vans, medium-duty and Super Duty trucks and commercial stripped chassis, Roush said.

With Roush, Stevens will be responsible for future product and customer strategy.

“I’ve spent years collaborating with customers to find the right vehicle for the right application. In the alternative fuels space, Roush CleanTech offers an ideal scenario of product, customer and brand integrity,” Stevens said. I plan to use my 37 years of engineering and fleet customer knowledge to bring about a greater change in clean vehicle usage.”

According to Roush, Stevens served as president and COO of Ford’s TH!NK Mobility LLC. With Ford, Stevens launched three alternative fuel vehicle product lines and initiated the reintroduction of alternative fuels in Ford commercial trucks, developing Ford’s qualified vehicle modifier (QVM) program for gaseous prep engines.

 “Roush CleanTech has experienced exceptional growth since its inception in 2010,” said Joe Thompson, president of ROUSH CleanTech. “Our investment strategy will continue to accelerate our market share by adding the vision that comes from the type of engineering and customer experience that Rob has. Adding a guy like Rob Stevens further complements the integrity of our growth plans.”