John Walsh

SVP, Sales at Proterra


John Walsh has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. John is currently the SVP of Sales at Proterra. Prior to joining Proterra, John was the President/COO of Davey Coach Sales Inc. from February 2018 to January 2019. John has also served as the President of REV Group, Inc from June 2015 to November 2017 and as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing MV-1 at AM General LLC from October 2013 to May 2015. In addition, John has held leadership positions at ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC and VPG Autos. At VPG Autos, John was the CEO and was instrumental in obtaining a rescission of the FTA Buy America Waiver for Federally Funded Minivans. John has a proven track record in leading organizations and delivering results. John is a strategic thinker who can develop and execute plans to grow businesses. John is an effective communicator and has the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders.

John Walsh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Methodist University. John then went on to earn their MBA from the University of North Carolina.

They work with Dustin Grace - Chief Technology Officer, Julian Soell - President of Proterra Transit, and Karina Franco Padilla - Chief Financial Officer. Their manager is Gareth Joyce, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member.


  • SVP, Sales

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