XL Fleet Announces Leadership Change
Tod Hynes appointed Chair of XL Fleet’s Board of Advisors; steps down as President and member of its Board of Directors
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XL Fleet Corp. (NYSE: XL) (“XL Fleet” or the “Company”), a leading provider of fleet electrification solutions, announced today that Tod Hynes has been appointed Chair of its Board of Advisors, and has stepped down as President of XL Fleet and member of its Board of Directors to work with additional organizations reducing fossil fuel consumption and combating climate change, effective March 21, 2022.
“We appreciate Tod’s commitment and many contributions to XL Fleet over the years,” said Eric Tech, CEO of XL Fleet. “XL Fleet’s platform is built on Tod’s sustainability-focused mission founded over 13 years ago. We look forward to building upon the vision he established as we pursue new opportunities to address the growing and evolving demand for decarbonization. On behalf of the Board and management, we wish Tod continued success in his future endeavors and look forward to his contribution to the Board of Advisors.”
“It has been a pleasure and an honor to build XL Fleet from its foundation, as a fleet electrification pioneer,” said Tod Hynes. “I look forward to seeing XL Fleet continue to innovate and deliver value to its stakeholders under this experienced leadership team.”
About XL Fleet
XL Fleet is a leading provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets in North America, with more than 180 million miles driven by customers such as The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon, Yale University and the City of Boston. XL Fleet’s hybrid electric drive systems can increase fuel economy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which are key components for customer sustainability programs. For additional information, please visit www.xlfleet.com.
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