Tod founded XL Hybrids in 2009 and leads the company’s corporate strategy and operations. Tod is also a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has taught graduate course, Energy Ventures, since 2008. Previously, Tod was director of alternative energy at Citizens Energy where he launched the company’s wind development business. Prior to Citizens Energy, Tod founded a consulting and engineering company in distributed power generation. Tod also co-founded the MIT Clean Energy Prize and co-chaired the Energy Committee of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions (CERC), the organization that greened the 2004 U.S. presidential Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. He has a Bachelor of Science in management science from MIT.
Bill Aulet is the managing director for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT, and Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining MIT, Bill had a 25-year record of success in business with IBM, Viisage, Cambridge Decision Dynamics and SensAble Technologies, which became a two-time Inc. Magazine 500 Fastest-Growing Private Company. He has directly raised more than $100 million in funding for his companies, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars in market value for those companies. He is a regularly featured speaker at management leadership programs speaking on topics such as entrepreneurship, financial strategies, and operational excellence. A former professional basketball player, Bill also earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harvard University and an SM from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Richard Canny has been a Director of XL Hybrids since 2011. He is also co-owner of Ultimation Industries, LLC, a Michigan based automation company. Prior to working with XL Hybrids, Richard had a 25-year career at Ford Motor Company, holding roles such as Director of Corporate Strategy, President and CEO of Ford South America, and President of Ford Argentina. After leaving Ford in 2008, he became CEO of THINK, a Norwegian electric vehicle company. Richard holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Scott leads Constellation Technology Ventures, the venture capital investing arm of Exelon Corp, overseeing the CTV investing strategy the management of the CTV portfolio and the commercialization of new energy technologies within Exelon. Prior to working with CTV, Scott was part of the Strategic Systems and Business Operations group where he led a team responsible for market data management, IT governance, and integration projects. He worked within the Constellation wholesale commercial organization prior to that, holding several different jobs. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fairfield University and an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Deb Frodl serves on the Board of Directors, Nominating and Governance Committee and Risk Committee for Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGI). Her strengths as a board member include strategy and commercial mindset towards company growth, environmental and clean technology expertise and proven success working with senior executives to pursue critical objectives. As a top senior executive at GE, Deb led Ecomagination, a business strategy group focused on developing clean technology innovation that drives positive environmental and economic impact at global scale. During her tenure, GE invested $11 billion in Ecomagination R&D and generated $175 billion in revenue, while driving decarbonization and cost reductions for global customers. Prior to this role, Deb served as Chief Strategy Officer & Global Alternative Fuels Leader for GE and has over twenty years experience as a senior executive in GE Capital. Deb serves as an Ambassador for the Clean Energy, Education & Empowerment for Women Initiative, a collaboration between U.S. Department of Energy, MIT & Stanford. She also serves as a Director for the Advanced Energy Economy, an organization of businesses working to make energy secure, clean, and affordable.