Kevin Beaty is joining Calstart as a vice president and director of its high-efficiency truck program.

Beaty will lead Calstart's High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF, previously known as the Hybrid Truck Users Forum) and will be on hand at the group's yearly national meeting Sept. 18-20 in Charlotte, N.C.

Registration for the event is open onsite, and the agenda and other details are online at

Prior to joining Calstart, Beaty was known for his work at Eaton Corp. He joined Eaton as business unit manager - Hybrid Electric Powertrains in March 2000. He most recently served as the senior global product manager of Eaton's Hybrid portfolio. His responsibilities included leading the development and implementation of the overall global product and sourcing strategy, program management, and strategic OEM and partner relationships.

Beaty will be based in a new Calstart Midwest office in Michigan.

Richard Parish, the former director of the HTUF program, will remain with the organization but begin a role as a part-time employee.