Meet the ROUSH Executives
Chairman, ROUSH Enterprises
Jack Roush, chairman of the Board of Directors of ROUSH Enterprises, Inc., began his automotive career in 1964, when he was recruited by Ford Motor Company to work on the processing of car assembling and tooling. A mere 12 years later, Roush formed Jack Roush Performance Engineering. His success at the racetrack and his reputation as a performance engineer helped deliver project after project to his doorstep. Roush is also a leader off the track — offering for sale the parts he developed for his own team and expanding the company by offering propane autogas-fueled vehicles designed for fleet usage.
Roush attended Berea College, receiving a mathematics degree with a minor in physics. He obtained a master’s degree in scientific mathematics from Eastern Michigan University. Roush resides in Northville, Michigan.
CEO, ROUSH Enterprises
In 1981, Evan Lyall began his career with ROUSH as a summer intern for Jack Roush. During his tenure with ROUSH, he has held various positions in accounting, finance, operations and motorsports activities, until his appointment to CEO in 2001. An integral part of the leadership team, Lyall helped transform JRPE into ROUSH Enterprises, a multinational firm engaged in automotive engineering, product development, aftermarket performance parts, alternative fuels technology, plastics manufacturing, and motorsports.
Lyall attended Michigan State University and University of Michigan-Dearborn and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics. He lives in Novi, Michigan, with his wife and two children.
President, ROUSH CleanTech
Joe Thompson has served as president of ROUSH CleanTech since the company’s inception in 2010. He’s grown the company from a startup to one of the premier alternative fuel organizations in the world, deploying nearly 10,000 vehicles powered by an American-based alternative fuel. Under Thompson’s leadership, ROUSH CleanTech has won numerous quality control and environmental awards, including Supplier of the Year from Blue Bird School Bus and the Detroit Free Press Michigan Green Leader honorable mention. He is a recipient of the 2013 Green Fleet Sustainability All-Star award.
Committed to and known for brand leadership balanced by operational excellence, Thompson has held corporate leadership positions at ROUSH since 2004. In his previous appointment as vice president and general manager, he led Roush Performance as one of the premier brands in the automotive aftermarket segment. Thompson also is a member of the Roush Enterprise Steering Committee, when appointed he was the youngest vice president in ROUSH history.
Thompson posts monthly to his alternative fuels blog, “Fuel for Thought.”
Raised in Ohio, he earned a degree in public relations from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism. He lives with his wife and two sons in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, ROUSH CleanTech
As vice president of sales and marketing, Todd Mouw drives ROUSH CleanTech’s national business development team and marketing department. He travels the country speaking about domestic alternative fuel technologies and their impact on the economy and environment. A key member of ROUSH CleanTech’s 2010 launch, Mouw has brokered thousands of product sales with Fortune 500 fleets and government organizations to help them reduce their operating costs and carbon footprint fueling with propane autogas. Mouw, a recipient of the 2011 Green Fleet Sustainability All-Star Award, also served as the 2011-2012 president of the Green Truck Association, which is part of the National Truck Equipment Association.
Mouw’s years of experience in the automotive and high tech industries include extensive sales and marketing experience with Ford, GM and Chrysler’s dealer, fleet and consumer communications programs. Previously, Mouw founded a marketing consulting business, Innovative Customer Management Solutions.
He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Mouw resides in Royal Oak, Michigan, with his wife, son and golden retriever.