John E. WatersJohn E. Waters

CEO and President, Bright Automotive

A pioneer in multiple hybrid and electric vehicle programs including GM’s EV1 and Electric S10, John E. Waters leads a team of experienced, automotive innovators committed to designing, engineering and producing 100+ MPG breakthrough vehicles. No stranger to bringing new technologies to market, the Bright Automotive CEO has led high performance teams that introduced lead acid, nickel metal hydride and lithium battery pack solutions to the transportation sector and integrated advanced vehicle solutions. Waters credits the Rocky Mountain Institute with inspiring his return to the automotive arena, and he is now leading others in permanently changing the worlds of transportation and energy.