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Mike Roeth

Operations Leader
  • Carbon-Free Transportation

Mike has worked in the commercial vehicle industry for over 35 years, is the Executive Director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and is the trucking lead for the Rocky Mountain Institute. Mike’s specialty is brokering green truck collaborative technologies into the real world at scale.


He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from the Indiana Institute of Technology. Roeth served on the second National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Committee on Reducing Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, is a Department of Energy Merit Reviewer and served as Chairman of the Board for the Truck Manufacturers Association. He understands the customers, operations and intricacies of the commercial vehicle industry having held various positions in product development, engineering, reliability and quality, sales, materials and plant management with Navistar and Behr/Cummins.


Mike was awarded the prestigious 2020 SAE L. Ray Buckendale Lecturer and manuscript author.





Why I Love Working At RMI

“I am inspired when we help the industry make a true impact by lowering the cost of trucking and the emissions created by these trucks bringing us the goods we need and want. Particularly when it includes a collaboration that otherwise would not have happened.”