Champions of Change
As Chief Executive Officer, Bennett leads Proterra as it continues to highlight the growing market for zero-emission solutions in the transit industry. Prior to joining Proterra in September 2011, Bennett worked with Eaton for 10 years, holding a series of operational and corporate roles including: leading Eaton’s Vehicle Group in the Asia Pacific region with operations in five countries, as well as sales and service across the region; general management positions in Europe and North America for the Truck business; and general manager in Eaton Aerospace. His most recent role at Eaton was vice president of business development for the industrial sector. Bennett has also held positions with Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal) and General Electric in a variety of general management, operational, program management and technical roles. Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and materials from Duke University and a master’s degree in business administration from Drexel University.