Honor identifies 26 outstanding Canadians working for net zero carbon emissions
Jennifer McNeill NFI New MCI Flyer
Jennifer McNeill NFI New MCI Flyer
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 4, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – (TSX: NFI, OTC: NFYEF) NFI Group Inc. (“NFI” or the “Company”), a leading independent manufacturer of buses and coaches and a leader in mass electric mobility solutions, today announced that Jennifer McNeill, Vice-President President of Public Sector Sales and Marketing for New Flyer and MCI, has been named one of 26 Climate Champions in Canada.
McNeill was honored alongside 25 others in a virtual ceremony marking six months of COP26 (the United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change 2021) and highlighting global efforts to tackle climate change. The ceremony included remarks from the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, British High Commissioner to Canada, as well as her fellow climate champion David Suzuki.
Led in partnership by the British High Commission and the Canada Climate Law Initiative, the Climate Champions initiative identifies outstanding Canadians who are climate champions who actively work to bring Canada to net zero carbon emissions.
“Jennifer has been instrumental in the evolution and advancement of NFI’s leadership in electric vehicles in North America, but, more importantly, in encouraging a paradigm shift towards more liveable cities and lower mobility. carbon emission, ”said Paul Soubry, President and CEO of NFI. . “NFI proudly congratulates Jennifer on this honor. She has shown ingenuity in leading our industry towards a zero emissions future, and has been a driving force behind our technology roadmap and strategic growth – ultimately driving a more sustainable future.
McNeill led and advocated the adoption of zero emission buses in North America for nearly a decade. She led New Flyer’s support for smart city development through a four-pillar approach to mobility solutions that includes vehicles, technology, infrastructure and workforce development. In 2020, she was named a laureate of Canada’s Clean50 List, recognizing Canadian leaders who advance sustainability and clean capitalism, and was also named to Clean16, for her outstanding contribution to the economy of the clean energy in manufacturing and transportation.
“It is an honor to be named Climate Champion and to put sustainability, climate action and environmental conservation in the spotlight ahead of COP26,” said McNeill. “2021 is a defining year on our journey towards net zero carbon emissions; I have the privilege of continuing to contribute to the development of resilient, smart and sustainable mobility solutions for all Canadians.
McNeill also oversaw the development and opening of NFI’s Vehicle Innovation Center, as well as the launch of NFI Infrastructure Solutions, a comprehensive infrastructure service introduced in 2019, which recently exceeded 200 EV chargers installed. She holds both a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Manitoba and is a Certified Professional Engineer. She currently serves on the boards of directors of the Canadian Urban Transit Association ( ACTU), Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation. Consortium (CUTRIC), American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and Transportation Research Board (TRB) Transit Research Analysis Committee in Washington, DC.
NFI leads the global electrification of mass mobility, operating in more than 80 cities in four countries that have covered more than 40 million kilometers of electric service. NFI also operates the Vehicle Innovation Center, the first and only innovation lab of its kind dedicated to advancing bus and coach technology and developing the critical workforce through electric bus training, now available online. NFI tests automated vehicle technology and remains committed to developing technology standards that provide communities with safe, clean, sustainable and connected mobility options.
With 450 years of combined experience, NFI is the leader in the electrification of mass mobility around the world. With zero-emission buses and coaches, infrastructure, technology and workforce development, NFI meets today’s urban demands for scalable intelligent mobility solutions. Together, NFI enables more livable cities through connected, clean and sustainable transport.
With 8,000 team members in ten countries, NFI is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of mass mobility solutions bus under the New Flyer brands.® (heavy transit bus), MCI® (coaches), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double decker buses), Plaxton (coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor, medium-duty bus) and NFI Parts ™. NFI currently offers the widest range of sustainable drive systems available, including zero-emission electrical systems (cart, battery and fuel cell), natural gas, electric hybrid and clean diesel. In total, NFI supports its installed base of more than 105,000 buses and coaches around the world. NFI’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information is available at www.nfigroup.com, www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com, www.arbocsv.com, www.alexander-dennis.com, and www.nfi.parts.
About New Flyer
New Flyer is the leader in heavy-duty transit buses in North America and offers the most advanced product line under Xcelsior® and the Xcelsior CHARGE ™ brands. It also offers infrastructure development through New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions ™, a service dedicated to providing safe, durable and reliable charging and mobility solutions. New Flyer actively supports more than 35,000 transit buses (New Flyer, NABI and Orion) currently in service, of which 8,600 are powered by electric motors and propulsion batteries and 1,900 are zero emission. More information is available at www.newflyer.com.
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