Herman Montano has worked in the electrical systems field since he began helping his father service telephone equipment at the age of 12 in his native country of El Salvador. Montano earned a technical degree in electrical systems in a rigorous Salesian academic program. He then immigrated to the United States and began working for Specialty Vehicle Manufacturing Corporation during the early 1990s. He quickly began helping with design and implementation of electrical systems for specialty vehicles, buses and trams, including electric drive models. In 2013, Montano earned a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Currently, Montano is Trams International’s Senior Electrical Engineer, and Electrical Systems Manager. He is responsible for the design, prototyping, documentation, development and testing of the automotive electrical systems used in the people movers. Montano's designs have modernized TI’s vehicles and made the products TI manufacturers safer, more reliable, and more efficient. He currently leads TI’s Low Speed Vehicle project, where he and his team have been experimenting with new technologies including vehicle telematics, ultra-capacitors, and wireless vehicle charging.