Ralph Troute

Deputy Director

Prior to CALSTART, Ralph worked at Ford Motor Company Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuels as a systems engineer for reliability and international compliance to safety standards. He also worked for Sacramento Municipal Utility District as an Electrical Engineer to design and build the first utility owned and operated public electric vehicle DC fast charging sites.

Ralph has obtained a professional certification as a Quality Manager and Organizational Excellence by the American Society of Quality. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineering for the development of Electric Vehicle standards for charging equipment and a member of the NIST standards committee for the development of Handbook 44, electric vehicle fueling systems.