Claus C. Tritt serves as GreenPower’s Vice President of Medium Duty and Commercial Vehicle Sales, bringing more than 36 years of experience to the position.
After serving in an Airborne Regiment in West Germany, Mr. Tritt began his automotive career as a sales consultant for a Mercedes-Benz owned retail store. After holding differing roles in the sales, market and platform management areas of the company, Mercedes-Benz transferred him to the Freightliner Custom Chassis division in the United States in 2001, and then on to a leadership role in the fleet division of DaimlerChrysler in Auburn Hills, Michigan in 2003. In 2009, Mercedes-Benz USA tasked Claus to build, organize and operate its commercial van division. Under his leadership the Sprinter Van (and later Metris van) was successfully introduced to the U.S. market under the coveted Mercedes-Benz brand. After 30 years of successful service with Mercedes-Benz, Mr. Tritt returned to the retail side of the automotive business, operating a luxury car dealership in Birmingham, Alabama. Most recently he served in a sales and business development role at Canoo.
Born and raised in one of the most automotive-centric cities in the world, Suttgart, Germany, Claus holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Nuertingen/Geislingen, Germany with majors in Finance and Marketing. Mr. Tritt currently resides in the greater Atlanta area in Cumming, Georgia.