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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Dale Hill

Dale Hill


Dale Hill founded Proterra in 2004 in Golden, to design and manufacture advanced technology vehicles that are powered by clean, domestic fuels. Today, Proterra is the nation’s leading manufacturer of battery electric buses with over 90 customers nation-wide with over 700 buses sold with an accumulated 7 million fleet miles. Prior to Proterra, Dale founded TransTeq, the company that designed and manufactured the EcoMark Alternative Fueled Hybrid-Electric Shuttle Buses for the Denver Regional Transit District. During their 17-year life these buses distributed 300 million passengers and logged over 6 million miles.

Over the years Dale has been involved in the design and manufacture of a number of industry-changing transportation solutions from the aluminum dump trailer industry for which he won the 2002 “Most Significant Contribution to the Trucking Industry” award to the double-decker domed rail touring cars seen in Alaska and Canada. Dale earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. He holds a number of patents, is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and American Welding Society, and has published several papers.