Jonathan brings over four decades of experience in establishing profit and non-profit organizations. While at the U of M he co-founded Recycle Ann Arbor, the first curbside municipal recycling program in the Midwest. Upon graduation he initiated the organizing of the Michigan Recycling Coalition, then co-founded the consulting group Resource Recycling Systems.
He went on to start Fundamantal Playscapes, designing and building outdoor recreation spaces throughout Michigan. While working with a number of equipment manufacturers from Europe and the U.S., he began his involvement in product development and marketing programs. He took that experience and started Greenscape Systems, focusing on sustainable product development, manufacturing and marketing. The myriad of products developed led him to the renewable energy field and subsequently to form e-Mobility Analytics, a firm focused on the analysis, development and application of renewable energy to the emerging electric vehicle market.
University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science In Natural Resources
In addition to key roles with leading wind turbine technology companies, Craig served 22 years as a professional engineering manager with Advanced Vehicle Engineering and Technology activities at Ford Motor Company.
An early member of the Electric Vehicle (EV) team, Mr. Toepfer was responsible for developing national, international, and industry EV charging standards and served in leadership positions with the Society of Automotive Engineers, Electric Power Research Institute - Infrastructure Working Council, NFPA/National Electric Code Panel #12, and International Electrotechnical Commission
Mr. Toepfer continues to share his clean energy and transportation knowledge and experience in educational, legislative, regulatory, advisory, and policy forums in Michigan.
University of Michigan - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Donald was the Chief Powertrain Planning Analyst for Ford Motor Company.
He led the corporate product planning team for Powertrain and provided direction for the 2025 model year emissions and fuel economy compliance requirements. Prior positions with Ford included basic research in engine design and combustion system development and powertrain control systems strategy, software and calibration.
He also led the cross-functional team on a three-year joint development project, located in Hiroshima, Japan, in conjunction with Ford-Europe LEO, Mazda Motor engineering, and the global engine manufacturing organization.
University of Michigan - BS Engineering, Electrical and Environmental
Wayne State University - MS Engineering Management
US Department of State - Foreign Service Institute - Spanish language intensive course