John S. Major
John S. Major, Jr., vice president for government relations leads the interface with national and local legislators and regulators, and the relationship with the US Army and the CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center. He is also responsible for the Midwest Operations office, based in metro Detroit, where he directs supplier development, and OEM interface.
Major began his career at Ford Motor Company, where he worked on joint ventures projects in Japan and Turkey during his ten-year tenure; and, he served as the E-series vehicle engineering manager as his last role at Ford. He has also worked at Navistar Defense, was a founding leadership team member of the NC2 joint venture between Navistar and Caterpillar and helped revamp RV product and program process as Monaco’s vice president of engineering and product development.
John has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”– Dalai Lama
This team is responsible for some of our industry’s
most incredible firsts, including:
● The first Net-Zero energy, waste, and water solution demonstrated to the United Nations Peacekeeping forces in Nepal
● The first DoD Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a mobile, hybrid-powered border security system to Egypt
● Introduction of advanced microgrid modeling tools to the U.S. Army’s Operational Energy Advisors
● The first off-grid solar microgrid of its size, providing 24/7 power to a Haitian village in Les Anglais, Haiti
● The first tender to be contracted by the Kenya Rural Electrification Authority to provide power for community stabilization
● The first off-grid environmental monitoring system for use by a major American power utility in the California desert
● The first mobile renewable energy systems deployed by the Federal Aviation Authority, used for runway monitoring
● The first groundbreaking analysis of the logistical flyaway package for an elite U.S. Special Operations Forces unit. This demonstrated that fuel consumption and generation equipment can be reduced 60% with properly designed and configured renewable energy production, management and storage.