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Chris Schleich

Chris Schleich

Customer Success Manager


Chris manages the implementation of new project launches at key customers in Proterra’s growing Proterra Powered business. Proterra Powered helps commercial and industrial vehicle manufacturers transition from diesel and other fossil fuel-based drivetrains by integrating and supplying custom electric motors, battery packs, and a suite of supporting technology and infrastructure. 

Prior to joining Proterra in 2021, he spent 4 years as a management consultant at Targus Management Consulting. There he led projects at Fortune 200 clients driving operational and supply chain efficiency initiatives. He completed projects in the US and China across topics such as developing and pitching a business case for automating high-volume warehouses, outlining capacity strategies for automotive suppliers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and designing and scoping a brownfield glass touchscreen manufacturing facility.

Chris earned his Masters of Business Administration at the Wisconsin School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University. He lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and two daughters.