Veterans CONNECTED  

Episode 9: Hugh Donnell

Eric Bevevino | Contributing Host, Veterans Connected

Welcome to Episode 9 of The VETERANS CONNECTED! On today’s episode…

Welcome to VETERANS CONNECTED maintenance and reliability expert and military Veteran Eric Bevevino interviews military Veteran Hugh Donnell. Hugh Donnell has over 34 years of experience in the commercial on-highway transportation industry including 30 years at Cummins in a variety of roles including new product development, new product introduction, business strategy, sales management and national account fleet management, marketing and business development. Tune in as they exchange their experiences and discuss the transition from the military to industry, and the paths and resources that led them to where they are today…

More about Hugh..

Early 2022, Mr. Donnell retired from Cummins Inc. and recently joined OPAL Fuels in the role of Senior Vice President, Business Development and Sustainability. Leading business development and sustainability for OPAL Fuels includes exploring new business ventures with creators and consumers of alternatives zero carbon fuels and technologies for use in commercial vehicles throughout North America,

A graduate of University of Southern Maine, a veteran of the US Navy, Mr. Donnell resides with his wife and daughter in Columbus, Indiana.

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Eric Bevevino Contributing Host, Veterans Connected

Eric Bevevino has spent his entire 27 year career in the business of heavy duty maintenance and reliability.  Born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania, Eric is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Honoring his ROTC scholarship commitment to the US Navy, Eric spent four years on active duty as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer with a Diving and Salvage specialty.  Following his stint on active duty, Eric entered the private sector by taking a position with Castrol Industrial.  This five years with Castrol was followed by eight years with Chevron Lubricants.  Looking to gain more perspective while using his solid foundation in maintenance from the Navy, Eric left Chevron to join a small reliability consulting firm in Connecticut.  Over the next five years he focused on preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, reliability centered maintenance and best practices in asset management.  This ultimately led him to his current position at Valvoline as the Senior Director of Channel Partner & Heavy Duty Sales, officed out of Valvoline World Headquarters in Lexington, KY.   In the 31 years after graduating from college, Eric has set foot in almost every type of commercial and industrial operation in over 10 countries around the world.  Eric is a married father of two, a retired Navy Reserve Commander, a Certified Lubrication Specialist, a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, and a Certified Reliability Leader.