Director, North East Region
Ben Mandel is Northeast Regional Director at CALSTART, where he works to integrate cleaner, more efficient vehicle technologies into public and private fleets. Ben leads CALSTART’s work on market acceleration and policy development in the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada. Ben steers CALSTART’s provision of technical assistance and outreach for the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP), support of NYMTC’s Clean Freight Corridors Planning Study, and development of the Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) tool as part of CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Program. He has previously managed implementation of an electric vehicle workplace charging incentive and outreach program for commuters in downstate New York.
Prior to joining CALSTART, Ben led policy development and implementation activities at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability for transportation and power sector initiatives in pursuit of New York City’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2005 levels by 2050. He previously held positions at NYU School of Law and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Ben holds Masters degrees in Public Policy and Energy & Resources from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Mathematical Economics and Hispanic Literature & Culture.