LIVONIA, MI — ROUSH CleanTech appointed Chelsea Jenkins as its eastern region fleet sales manager. Based in Virginia Beach, Va., Jenkins will work with East Coast-based public fleets, propane companies, and school districts to market ROUSH CleanTech’s liquid propane autogas technology and educate companies about the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles.
“Due to the increased interest in our fleet vehicles fueled by propane autogas, we are fortunate to have hired Chelsea to increase the scope of our team and expand our company’s exposure in the East,” said Joe Thompson, president of ROUSH CleanTech. “Chelsea’s experience in managing large-scale and diverse alternative fuel deployment programs will benefit fleets needing assistance in developing their roll-out plans.”
Before joining the ROUSH CleanTech team, Jenkins served for two years as the Virginia Clean Cities executive director and as program coordinator for four years. She helped grow the Virginia Clean Cities project portfolio from over $1 million in total petroleum displacement projects primarily focused in Virginia to over $20 million in total alternative fuel and vehicle projects covering the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, according to ROUSH. Jenkins, a recipient of the 2009 Clean Cities Coordinator of the Year award, was inducted into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Prior to working for Virginia Clean Cities, Jenkins helped establish Valley AIRNow, the air quality outreach program for Winchester and Frederick counties in Virginia. Before a biodiesel project in Malta started her career in alternative fuels, she worked in several nondestructive evaluation laboratories, including NASA’s Langley Research Center.
“I am thrilled to join such a motivated and talented sales and marketing team at ROUSH CleanTech,” Jenkins said. “I’m especially looking forward to applying the skills and expertise I have gained throughout my incredible years with Virginia Clean Cities to partner with organizations along the East Coast on seamless integration of propane autogas into their fleets.”
Jenkins is a graduate of James Madison University’s Integrated Science and Technology Program with a triple concentration in energy, environment, and transportation.