BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XL Hybrids, Inc., the leader in fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced the addition of former FedEx executive, Dennis Beal, to its advisory board. Beal’s 46 years of experience in the transportation industry will contribute keen insights into the complex decision-making process of fleet executives as they address business goals and sustainability objectives.
“Dennis knows optimizing operations is imperative to the success of major fleets,” said Tod Hynes, president and founder of XL Hybrids. “By joining our advisory board, Dennis is making a statement about the critical role of XL Hybrids’ technology in creating more efficient and sustainable fleets.”
Most recently, Beal was vice president of global vehicles at FedEx Express. He retired in 2014 after 17 years with FedEx Express and FedEx Freight, where he was responsible for all vehicles – on and off road – including alternative fuel vehicles and the FedEx Express research and development division.
Beal spearheaded the FedEx Express programs to maximize energy efficiency and minimize carbon footprint through initiatives such as vehicle aerodynamics and vehicle light-weighting. He worked with all facets of vehicle technologies, including hybrid electric, all-electric, natural gas, hydrogen and biofuels, along with modified internal combustion technologies.
“Being part of XL Hybrids’ advisory board allows me to keep my finger on the pulse of the latest advancements in hybrid electric technology and other alternative fuel innovations, while helping an industry-leading company grow its business,” said Beal. “My focus at XL Hybrids will be on voice-of-the-customer programs and extending my industry relationships to the team.”
XL Hybrids is expanding its advisory board to include recognized leaders with industry expertise in technology, finance and business development.
About XL Hybrids
XL Hybrids is the leader in fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets with technology that delivers a 25 percent increase in miles per gallon and reduces carbon dioxide emissions. Recognized as one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2014, XL Hybrids supports customers such as The Coca-Cola Company and FedEx. The award-winning XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System is a revolutionarily simple solution that helps commercial and municipal fleets lower operating costs and meet sustainability goals. Compatible with new and existing Class 2 to 4 commercial fleet vehicles, the XL3 system can be installed in less than six hours. It works seamlessly in the background with zero impact on fleet operations or service, and no driver training or infrastructure requirements. XL Hybrids was founded by MIT alumni and is based in Boston. For more information, visit www.xlhybrids.com or on Twitter @XLHybrids.