Green Parking Council presents Pioneer Award to ABB's Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure team

Work in mobility innovation by EV charging leader in North America honored by sustainable parking association

New Berlin, Wisconsin, June 24, 2013 – The Green Parking Council (GPC) announced today that it has awarded the 2013 Pioneer Award for Sustainability to Cal Lankton, Director of ABB's EV Charging Infrastructure for ABB's North American operations.

"We applaud and recognize Cal for his commitment to GPC as a founding partner as we strive to transform the face of the parking industry," explained the GPC's Executive Director, Paul Wessel. "ABB's accomplishments serve as a role model for deploying sustainable initiatives and sound corporate citizenship within the parking industry."

The Green Parking Council (GPC) 2013 Pioneer Award for Sustainability honors leaders of the parking industry's transition to an environmentally-conscious business model.

GPC Sustainability Pioneers are distinguished by a commitment to sustainability that transcends the walls of their organization and contributes to industry-wide transformation. These "agents of change" in the pursuit of parking, planet and profit are leveraging innovative business practices, accelerating the adoption of high-performance technologies and embracing open-source collaboration.

"I'm honored to be recognized by the Green Parking Council," said Lankton. "This award can be shared by everyone at ABB who is working toward sustainable mobility: from the EV team deploying charging infrastructure, to our cross-divisional work supporting a smarter grid."

About Green Parking Council
The Green Parking Council (GPC) is a nonprofit organization affiliate of the International Parking Institute providing leadership and oversight for the green conversion of parking facilities to sustainable, environmentally responsible assets. GPC expands green parking practices and environmental services through its Certified Green Garage rating system. GPC encourages new, alternative parking practices and exceptional industry transformation through creative thought and ingenuity. For more information, please visit

About ABB
ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

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