Shiva Duraiswamy joined Hyliion, a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, as vice president of engineering.
Duraiswamy has nearly 20 years of experience and a track record of leading technology-focused teams in product development, life cycle management and project management. At Hyliion, he will oversee engineering teams focused on projects across the product development spectrum, from powertrain and battery innovation to controls and software systems implementation.
Duraiswamy joined Hyliion from Wabtec Corporation — formerly GE Transportation — where he served as director of engineering. During Duraiswamy’s time at GE Transportation, he led a global organization of engineers and managers, launched advanced engine and propulsion technologies for fuel efficiency and spearheaded multiple product initiatives, including the development of electrified powertrain solutions for locomotives. Previously, he was with Daimler Trucks North America and Cummins, leading the development of engine and powertrain controls products to drive fuel efficiency improvements.
“I am pleased to welcome Shiva, whose extensive industry expertise, employee management track record and demonstrated customer-centric leadership make him an invaluable addition to our growing team, which continues to expand with impressive engineering talent from the industry,” Thomas Healy, CEO of Hyliion, said. “Under Shiva’s management, Hyliion’s engineering commercialization team will continue to focus on delivering differentiated products that solve true problems with practical solutions.”
With Duraiswamy’s primary focus on commercialization, Patrick Sexton, chief technology officer at Hyliion, will continue to develop the company’s forward-looking product strategies.
“We are excited to have Shiva join the Hyliion team to lead the tactical commercialization of our engineering products. Bolstering our team with this caliber of talent offers me the bandwidth to focus on future technologies so that Hyliion products can be competitive and differentiated in the future for our customers,” Sexton said.
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