Airports worldwide are under increasingly demanding requirements to cut carbon emissions, and need to do so within existing budgets while overcoming infrastructure barriers.
To help address these customer challenges, Waev Inc. has hired ground support equipment (GSE) industry veteran Gerry Hoadley.
This major move continues the momentum created with the introduction of the new Li-Ion Tiger tow tractors and Bigfoot utility vehicles, which Hoadley helped develop in 2021.
“Gerry’s invaluable experience and knowledge of the GSE industry led to a partnership to develop the fully electric, lithium-ion-powered Tiger tow tractors, which Gerry will now develop, manage, sell and support,” said Keith Simon, president and CEO of Waev.
“Formally bringing Gerry into the Waev family continues our commitment to the GSE market; we share the same customer-first mentality and a collective passion for electrification and sustainability.
“Gerry is an experienced business partner, industry leader and GSE consultant that is an absolute asset to every customer he works with.
“Together, with the incredible products we’ve just launched, we are providing unprecedented value to this industry – and it is only the start.”
Hoadley will lead a team established to help GSE customers electrify their fleets, starting with the fully electric, lithium-ion-powered Tiger tow tractors and Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot utility vehicles.
This team will serve as a resource to our GSE customers as well as internal Waev teams to provide customer feedback to engineering and product development.
“Having worked with Waev extensively on the electrification of Tiger and helping develop the first Li-ion Bigfoot, I am excited to now be a part of the team,” said Gerry Hoadley, leader of the GSE business for Waev.
“I’m also thrilled to have come full circle and be able to offer the Tiger tow tractor once again, a vehicle I sold years ago as a Tiger sales rep early on in my GSE career.
“And with the lithium-powered drivetrain, it’ll be a gamechanger in the GSE industry.
“As a part of Waev, I will be laser-focused on this market and will have resources available to help GSE customers break down any barriers to electrification for their fleets.”
The Li-Ion Tiger and Bigfoot vehicles provide modern electrification technology, while maintaining the form factors that customers are used to operating and servicing.
These vehicles outperform internal combustion alternatives and knock down barriers for their adoption by maintaining uncompromised range, towing and hauling and offering familiar user controls for operation.