Calstart names ex-Eaton executive Beaty VP/director



Calstart announced that Kevin Beaty is joining its team as a vice president and director of its high-efficiency truck program. “With his private sector background and knowledge of the clean fuel and advanced drivetrain commercial vehicle markets, Kevin will be a great addition to our team,” said John Boesel, Calstart president and chief executive officer. “He brings new skills and talents that will help us accelerate the growth of the high-efficiency truck market.”

Beaty will lead Calstart’s High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum and will be on hand at the group’s yearly national meeting scheduled for Sept. 18-20 in Charlotte, N.C. Registration for the event is open onsite, and the agenda and other details are online at

Prior to joining Calstart, Beaty was with Eaton Corp., where he joined as business unit manager – Hybrid Electric Powertrains in March 2000. There, he built a new team focused on developing and bringing the next generation of commercial truck drivetrain technology and products to market. He most recently served as senior global product manager of Eaton’s hybrid portfolio, where his responsibilities included leading the development and implementation of the overall global product and sourcing strategy, program management and strategic OEM and partner relationships. He will be based in a new Calstart Midwest office in Michigan.

Richard Parish, former director of the HTUF program, will remain with the organization but begin a role as a part-time employee. “Richard did a very solid job managing the program and supporting the growth of the industry,” Boesel said. “We are pleased that Richard will continue to be part of the team and, at his request, working fewer hours and being able to spend more time enjoying his family and other interests.”