Our Team is Growing
Please welcome Adam Wilkum to the ROUSH CleanTech team! Adam is our new business development manager covering central western United States and Canada. He’ll be focused on growing the alternative fuel school bus market. With nearly 20 years in the public transportation industry, he has provided expert-level industry knowledge to some of the largest fleets in North America. He also worked with Thomas Built Bus, Cummins Inc. and Lion Electric, providing Tier 1 sales and support to both dealers and end users.
Q: What did you do prior to coming to ROUSH CleanTech?
A: I grew up in the bus business in the southwestern U.S., spending 15 years providing sales and support for a school bus dealership in Arizona. After relocating to the East Coast, I spent several years providing bus support for a diesel engine manufacturer, and a short time with an electric school bus OEM.
Q: What interested you in joining the ROUSH CleanTech team?
A: Growing up in Michigan, and in a Ford family at that, I had always been familiar with the Roush name. I became fully aware of the propane autogas offering during my time selling buses in Arizona after Mesa Public Schools made its first large propane purchase from Blue Bird in 2011. I knew propane offered a very good value proposition, while being environmentally friendly and easy on technicians. ROUSH CleanTech came highly recommended by my colleagues in the school bus industry, so coming to work for them was an easy choice for me.
Q: What will you bring to ROUSH CleanTech?
A: My experience includes equipment specification guidance for competitive advantage, grant funding for clean energy projects, and technical education to both small and large groups.
Q: Where do you live?
A: I currently reside in Redding, Connecticut, with my wife Ashley and our two dogs. We both grew up in Michigan and our plan is to relocate back to the Midwest in the next 12 months.
You can reach him at Adam.Wilkum@roush.com.