Joe Dalum, president and Chief Executive Officer of Waukesha, Wis.-based Odyne Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, was elected President of the Green Truck Association (GTA), an affiliate of the National Trucking Equipment Association (NTEA) during the annual Board meeting held in Indianapolis, IN, March 7.
Dalum had most recently served as Vice President of the GTA.
Dalum has been active in GTA association leadership since its founding in 2010 and commented, “I look forward to serving the GTA during this important time of increased focus on green technology for large trucks and exciting growth opportunities for the association.”
Prior to founding Odyne Systems, LLC in 2009, Dalum worked for DUECO, Inc., a large final-stage manufacturer of medium and heavy duty trucks and 40 year NTEA member, as Engineering Manager, Vice President and Executive Vice President. Earlier, he developed automotive products and systems for GM and Delphi. He has worked on a variety of domestic and international programs with vehicle manufacturers, including General Motors, Suzuki, Isuzu and Fiat. He has extensive experience in managing projects and bringing new technology from initial concept into high volume production.
Dalum has been granted nine U.S. patents in the area of automotive and hybrid technology. He has been an active voice in the industry, providing testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, in support of plug-in hybrid medium and heavy duty truck technology. Dalum has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and more than 20 years of experience in the automotive and truck industries.
Odyne is a leader with proprietrary and patented plug-in hybrid technology combining reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy management technology interfacing with the industry leading Allison Transmission family of commercial vehicle transmissions. The Odyne hybrid power system also features a Remy HVH250 series electric motor, boasting industry leading power density and efficiency, Johnson Controls modular lithium-ion battery systems, and other robust, proven automotive quality components.
Odyne systems are at work on a wide variety of truck chassis in various applications and are sold through a worldwide distribution network including Altec, DUECO, and Terex Utilities. The system reduces fleet operating and maintenance costs, and, depending on duty cycle, enables large trucks to obtain fuel economy improvements of up to 50 percent or more compared to traditional diesel or gasoline engines.