PERC hires VP of Business Development

Written on: December 12, 2022 by ICM

Gavin Hale

Gavin Hale has joined the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) as VP of Business Development.

“Gavin is a proven leader with a wealth of experience in new product development, a robust understanding of engine markets and expertise in complete powertrain integration,” said PERC President & CEO Tucker Perkins. “We are excited to have him on board to help seize the opportunities ahead for our industry.”

Hale hails from Deutz Corp., where he served as Director of New Power System Business Development Market & Technology Development. In this dual role, he developed and executed a five-year, $400 million business growth strategy and led an international team in developing Deutz’s first compact propane spark ignited engine.

Prior to his time at Deutz, Hale worked for Power Solutions International (PSI) as VP of Sales. Before PSI, he had a long and successful career serving as Manager of New Business Development at Caterpillar Machine Engines.

A native of the UK, Hale has a degree in automotive engineering from Accrington and Rossendale College, Nelson and Colne Technical College, located in Nelson, Lancashire, England. He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt, as well as numerous vocational and business certifications.

At PERC, Gavin will bring his knowledge and experience to lead business development efforts and direct the development of renewable fuel strategies, the organization said. Hale will be based in Georgia.