Joe Thompson has served as president of ROUSH CleanTech since the company’s inception in 2010. He and his team have grown the company from a concept to more than 18,000 vehicles powered by clean-burning and economical propane autogas, displacing more than 300 million pounds of carbon from the nation’s atmosphere. Under Thompson’s leadership, ROUSH CleanTech has won numerous quality control and environmental awards. He is a recipient of Bobit Business Media's 2013 Green Fleet Sustainability All-Star award.
Part of the settlement required VW to establish and fund an Environmental Mitigation Trust. Over the next 10 years, the trust will fund environmental mitigation projects that specifically reduce emissions of NOx.