Taylor Freeland said she looks forward to helping the electric vehicle manufacturer grow "in West Virginia and nationwide." - Photo: GreenPower Motor Company

Taylor Freeland said she looks forward to helping the electric vehicle manufacturer grow "in West Virginia and nationwide."

Photo: GreenPower Motor Company

GreenPower Motor Company has hired Taylor Freeland as senior manager of human resources as part of the recent hiring period in West Virginia. She’s expected to be based out of GreenPower’s South Charleston manufacturing facility.

"Taylor brings a level of HR experience to GreenPower that will be essential as we increase our employee numbers in West Virginia and at other U.S. locations," said Mark Nestlen, GreenPower’s vice president of business development and strategy. "Ensuring our team has the best working conditions with a competitive salary and benefits is important to GreenPower. Taylor's dynamic leadership will help continue our inclusive work environment while building a robust opportunity for employee engagement."

Freeland is a native West Virginian with a degree in psychology from Marshall University, a master's in human resource management from Southern New Hampshire University and is SHRM certified. Most recently, she served as a human resources manager for the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) where she provided input and coaching to various upper-level management teams to support performance and operational improvements for more than 20 locations and more than 500 employees. Prior to DOH, Freeland was in various HR roles for G4S Secure Solutions, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and OVP Health.

"I'm excited to join the GreenPower team and am looking forward to helping the company grow in West Virginia and nationwide," Freeland said. "Creating a culture that prioritizes the well-being of employees, offers support at all levels within the organization and has policies in place that encourage respect, trust, empathy and support is a top priority."

The company is currently hiring 45 production team members that will begin manufacturing the Type D BEAST and Type A Nano BEAST all-electric, purpose-built, zero-emission school buses at the South Charleston facility. New employees will start work and be enrolled in training at BridgeValley Community & Technical College starting mid-June. 

Originally posted on School Bus Fleet

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