Jon Gordon

Deputy Director, Green Steel Program

Jon is leading CALSTART’s efforts to decarbonize steel and aluminum used in vehicles. By engaging our member companies and other consumers of steel and aluminum, he is analyzing automotive supply chains and identifying opportunities to make the automotive sector a first-mover in steel and aluminum decarbonization.

Jon is returning to CALSTART after earning an M.S. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Before that, he spent 3 years at CALSTART helping to launch the Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Project and leading the Volvo LIGHTS Project on the Validation and Assessment Team. Prior to CALSTART, he worked at the hydrogen non-profit Energy Independence Now and at the Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center at UC Davis from where he earned a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Jon is the Co-Chair of Young Professionals in Energy – Los Angeles and the Secretary of Earthshot.