Press Release

Cathy Choi Joins ClearFlame Engine Technologies as Vice President of Engineering and Chief Sustainability Officer

March 2, 2023

Cathy Will Accelerate Market-Ready ClearFlame Technologies

Cathy Choi, VP of Engineering and Chief Sustainability Officer

Geneva, IL, March 2, 2023 – Veteran product and technology cultivator Cathy Choi, Ph.D., has taken the helm at ClearFlame Engine Technologies as Vice President of Engineering and Chief Sustainability Officer.

Choi brings three decades of energy and transportation technology experience to ClearFlame’s innovation team. She has managed international research and development and product improvement teams at Caterpillar and, more recently, Cummins. Some of her prior accomplishments include developing a global business and technology strategy to meet net-zero Greenhouse Gas goals by 2050 and successfully launching more than 100 low-emissions engines and their applications generating $30 billion in business.

“We are delighted to welcome a leader of Cathy’s caliber, who can lead us through new product introductions for our low-GHG technology that exceed customer and market expectations,” said BJ Johnson, ClearFlame CEO and Co-Founder. “She will ensure the successful launch of our world-class technologies that decarbonize heavy-duty engines, while helping us meet business goals. As Chief Sustainability Officer, she will also deepen relationships with partners that share our mission to meet environmental sustainability objectives in the near term.”

“I am passionate about the critical need for greenhouse gas reduction,” said Choi. “I see great potential for the impact of ClearFlame technologies and I’m excited to join them in this important work.”

ClearFlame, headquartered in Geneva, Ill., has created patented technology to power heavy-duty diesel engines with clean, renewable fuels, advancing carbon and climate goals more immediately and cost-efficiently.


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Michelle Caldwell