Global e-Mobility technology company SEA Electric is proud to announce the appointment of Justin Gil Palmer to the position of President – North America, as of the 30th of January, 2023.
Mr Palmer comes to the role with extensive electric truck industry experience, focusing on the delivery and final mile segments.
Since 2017, Mr Palmer has been the President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks America (MFTA-Daimler Trucks), which included oversight of the global launch, sales and support for the brand’s industry-disrupting alternate powertrains, including the e-Canter line.
The role encompassed the brand’s distribution network and market strategy in the USA and Canada, extending to sales, communications and marketing, CS operations and logistics, retail network development and product management.
Previous to the role, Mr Palmer was Director of Business Operations at MFTA-Daimler Trucks and has held various other executive-level positions.
“It’s an honor that Justin is joining the SEA Electric family as our new President – North America,” said Tony Fairweather, SEA Electric Founder and CEO.
“The e-Logistics movement is at a crossover point where industry now understands the true value of its potential, both from an environmental standpoint and for the bottom lines of adopting businesses.
“At SEA Electric, we have proudly been leading the charge to electrify the world’s commercial transport fleet since 2012, in that time developing market-leading solutions that have been proven in the field worldwide.
“Justin’s experience and insight in the North American trucking market together with his true e-trucking distribution and support experience is a significant addition to the SEA Electric team and will assist in driving the business forward on all fronts.”
For Mr Palmer, SEA Electric represents a major opportunity to help make a positive impact on society.
“It is a true personal mission to convert the trucking industry into a clean industry, and that starts with a focus on the urban and inner-city delivery sectors” said Mr Palmer.
“It is a key opportunity to align with SEA Electric, the company’s deployments across the world are showing what is possible in the switch to sustainability.
“Demand from the marketplace is rapidly growing, and SEA Electric is in the prime position to take advantage across North America.”
With Mr Palmer joining the expanded SEA Electric team, Mike Menyhart, who had led the North America business, will now head global marketing, strategy and business development, in his new role as Chief Commercial Officer.
Now headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, SEA Electric was founded in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012, with the proprietary all-electric SEA-Drive® power-system at the heart of the business’s offering for trucks and buses.
Adaptable to a wide array of commercial applications, the company has grown its footprint to cover five continents, with extensive deployments across a wide cross-section of industries.