Hyliion Appoints Jay Craig as New Chairman of the Board

Hyliion Appoints Jay Craig as New Chairman of the Board

Craig joined Hyliion’s board of directors in February 2022 after serving as CEO at Meritor.

Hyliion Holdings Corp., a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, has appointed Jeffrey A. (Jay) Craig as the new chairman of the board. Effective Dec. 12, 2022, Craig succeeds Ed Olkkola, who recently passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

A long-recognized leader in the commercial vehicle space, Craig joined Hyliion’s board of directors in February 2022 after serving as CEO at Meritor. During his time as a board member, the company says he has been instrumental in driving the execution of Hypertruck ERX development milestones.

“I am honored to step into this role as Hyliion makes further advancements along its commercialization path and looks ahead at production later this year. Hyliion’s mission of transforming commercial trucking through innovative electrification solutions is both ambitious and necessary. I look forward to continuing to strategically support the company, its talented team, and its vision of a net-carbon-negative transportation industry in this new capacity,” said Craig.

With Craig’s appointment, Hyliion has reduced its board size to nine members.

Read more about Craig’s professional background in his bio.

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