Lightning Systems Taps William Kelley as Chief Technology Officer


Lightning Systems, a Colorado-based developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, has appointed William R. (Bill) Kelley its new chief technology officer.

For the past four years, Kelley has served as an expert consultant to the company on technical matters. Prior to his time as a consultant, Kelley was the corporate vice president of advanced engineering for Borg Warner. His positions included overseeing the operation of Borg Warner’s Powertrain Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Mich., and managing the company’s internal investment fund for research and development. Kelley also was directly responsible for design, development and implementation of advanced powertrain products for fuel economy improvement and emissions reductions across the globe, according to Lightning Systems.

“Bill has been instrumental in helping our engineering team solve key problems, and we’re excited to officially welcome him to Lightning Systems,” says Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning Systems. “He has a vast network of connections throughout the industry, and that has helped us to secure critical supply chain and engineering resources.”

Lightning Systems, formerly known as Lightning Hybrids, says it is introducing a variety of new fuel-efficiency and emissions improvement innovations over the next two years to support commercial and government fleets.

To keep up with demand, support manufacturing of new products, and to service its customers, Lightning Systems recently moved its corporate headquarters to the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation & Technology in Loveland, Colo. Last winter, the company also expanded its offices in the U.K. to service customers in Europe.

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