Blue Bird Appoints Mike Boggess As Vice President Of Product Development

Mike Boggess

Blue Bird Corporation, a manufacturer of electric and low-emission school buses, has announced the leadership appointment of Mike Boggess, a veteran engineering and operations leader, to further innovate the company’s clean student transportation product portfolio.

“Boggess has rejoined the principal school bus manufacturer as vice president of product development after a nearly five-year stint as vice president of engineering with Proterra, a leading developer and manufacturer of electric vehicles (EV) and battery technologies,” according to a press release. “At Proterra, he developed and launched a new EV architecture for transit buses while optimizing its bus engineering organization. Before then, Boggess served as Blue Bird’s chief engineer for powertrain, chassis, and electrical systems since 2019, where he expanded the OEM’s zero-emission school bus lineup.

“Prior to that, Boggess held various system engineering roles of increasing responsibility with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for more than 20 years. Boggess is the owner of six patents for various innovative technologies, including battery charging, electronic ignition hardware and software, as well as sensing.”

“I am delighted to welcome Mike Boggess back to the Blue Bird team,” Britton Smith, president of Blue Bird Corporation, said. “Mike is an outstanding engineering leader who consistently drives operational excellence and product innovation. We count on him and his team to expand Blue Bird’s safety leadership in the student transportation industry and further modernize our full range of ultra-low- and zero-emission school buses.”

Boggess holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Oakland University.


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