New Flyer’s Jennifer McNeill named to Canada’s Clean50 sustainability leaders for 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – October 3, 2019: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that Jennifer McNeill, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, has been named an Honouree of Canada’s prestigious Clean50 list for 2020.
McNeill was honoured during the Clean50 Summit held today in Toronto, Ontario, and hosted by Delta Management Group. The Clean50 individual awards recognize Canada’s leaders advancing sustainability and clean capitalism across sixteen categories for outstanding contribution to the clean energy economy, with the leader of each category declared part of the Clean16. McNeill was also named to the Clean16, as the category leader for Manufacturing and Transportation.
“McNeill was chosen after rigorous screening and research by Delta Management, with advice from internal researchers and external advisors, and was among 50 Honourees selected from approximately 750 nominees from across Canada,” said Gavin Pitchford, Chief Executive Officer, Delta Management Group.
“It is a tremendous honour to represent the transportation industry’s efforts to provide clean, connected, resilient mass transit solutions to North American cities,” said Jennifer McNeill. “Our communities need sustainable transit options that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility. New Flyer has been on the cutting edge of zero-emission bus technology for decades, made possible by innovation and collaboration with transit agencies, industry regulators, suppliers, and technology companies. The future is bright, and I am truly proud to support the commitments that our cities are making to mitigate climate change and improve livability for their citizens.”
McNeill has advocated for, facilitated, and promoted zero-emission bus adoption in North America and spearheaded New Flyer’s support of smart city development through smart, sustainable, mobility solutions. She oversaw the development and opening of New Flyer’s Vehicle Innovation Center, and the launch of New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™, a service dedicated to providing safe, reliable project management for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure deployment. She currently serves on the boards of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) and the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), as well as the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Transit Research Analysis Committee in Washington, DC.
“Jennifer has been an outstanding leader in our industry and organization for nearly eight years. Her ability to identify market opportunities, develop and execute new mobility solutions, and generate industry support and advocacy is unparalleled,” said Chris Stoddart, President, New Flyer. “We are proud to call her one of our own, but more importantly, to have her at the forefront of zero-emission adoption. We congratulate Jennifer on this well-deserved recognition, and on her leadership of smart mobility across North America.”
McNeill is a transportation industry veteran with twenty-five years of experience, including transit bus manufacturing and aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul. She joined New Flyer in 2012, and advanced to her current role leading the sales and marketing operation while catalyzing zero-emission adoption and developing mobility solutions for transit agencies across North America. Prior to New Flyer, Jennifer held leadership positions in engineering, quality, sales, and business strategy with Standard Aero. She holds both a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Manitoba, and is an accredited Professional Engineer.
For more information on the Clean50 list, visit clean50.com.
NFI has nearly 90 years of experience manufacturing buses in Canada, with over 50 years of experience manufacturing zero-emission buses. NFI actively advocates for the electrification of public transit vehicles and standardization of charging infrastructure, and in 2018, signed onto the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities, the CALSTART Global Commercial Drive to Zero pledge, the Transportation Electrification Accord; joined OppCharge in North America; and celebrated CUTRIC’s launch of the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial – the world’s first multi-manufacturer interoperability demonstration for fast-charge electric buses – of which New Flyer was a contributing member.
With over 8,900 team members operating from more than 50 facilities across ten countries, NFI is a leading independent global bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), MCI® (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI buses and motor coaches incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell). In total, NFI now supports over 105,000 buses and coaches currently in service around the world. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information are available at www.nfigroup.com, www.www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com, www.arbocsv.com, www.alexander-dennis.com, and www.nfi.parts.
About New Flyer
New Flyer is North America’s heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the most advanced product line under the Xcelsior® and Xcelsior CHARGE™ brands. It also offers infrastructure development through New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™, a service dedicated to providing safe, sustainable, and reliable charging and mobility solutions. New Flyer actively supports over 41,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 7,300 are powered by electric motors and battery propulsion and 1,600 are zero-emission. Further information is available at www.www.newflyer.com.
About Delta Management Group / Canada’s Clean50
Leading sustainability and clean tech search firm Delta Management Group in 2011 founded, and remains the steward of the Canada’s Clean50 awards. The awards were created to annually identify, recognize, and connect 50 sustainability leaders from every sector of Canadian endeavor, in order to facilitate understanding, collaboration and innovation in the fight to keep human caused climate impacts below 1.5 degrees. Ancillary awards also recognize 10 Emerging Leaders and the Top 20 Sustainability Projects of the year.
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