NorCal Clean Fleet Technology Conference & Expo

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2019 Conference Program

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Tuesday, October 15

Pre-Conference Events
9:00am-12:00pm
Switching to an alternative fuel doesn't have to be hard. Join us for a pre-event seminar to explore the benefits of Renewable Diesel. A drop-in replacement for CARB diesel that meets the ASTM D975 diesel specification and requires no changes to your current equipment and infrastructure. Learn about how renewable diesel made from 100% sustainable raw materials can reduce your fleet's greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% and lower maintenance costs. Come learn more about Neste MY Renewable Diesel with North America's Technical Manager and local distributor, Van De Pol Petroleum. For more information visit vandepol.us

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10:00am-12:30pm
Come and join The Lion Electric Co. team for a very unique experience. Get a chance to ride our 100% electric school bus and join our team for lunch and a presentation on everything you need to know about heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles. Learn about the benefits of electrification and about funding available in California for electric school buses, and meet the local team here to accompany you through it all. Together, let's drive power in progress.
1:00-5:00pm
Join us for this roundtable, interactive pre-conference discussion of best business practices from the top 50 Green Fleets in California and 9 other past and present #1 Fleet Managers.

The fleet manager from the Port Authority of NY and NJ will reveal the 50 pilot programs he is presently running, share tips on how to save time and money on R&D and how to avoid unnecessary mistakes. The workshop will also feature #1 Fleet Manager from Georgia who was named by NAFA as the Best Fleet Manager in 2017. He has cracked the code on the technician shortage, uses every alternative fuel available, and will provide a blue print on what alternative fuel is best for your fleet and share the emerging technologies that are changing the way the industry works.

Join us for this one-time forum by innovation leaders full of mission-critical, need-to-know information you can't get any place else. The pre-conference event is part of the NorcCal Clean Fleet Conference and Expo and it is FREE to attend both events.
Tom Johnson | Author, The 100 Best Fleets
Robert Gordon | Deputy Director, Fleet Management Department, DeKalb County Georgia
Mark Stevens | Fleet Manager, City of Sacramento
Jim Hineson | Maintenance Group Supervisor, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Margo Sidener | Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coordinator
Jeff Allen | Teleswivel
Rick Longobart | Longobart & Associates
Rocky Buoy | Fleet Manager, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Richard Battersby | Fleet Manager City of Oakland, CA
Philip Saunders | Green Fleet Program Manager, Seattle, WA
Dan Sunseri | Association Coordinator/Membership and Outreach Committee, Public Fleet Chairperson, MEMA
Carlos Velasquez | Contra Costa County Fleet Department
Katie Fehrenbacher | Senior Writer & Analyst, Oakland
Jolie Hughes | Fleet Administrator, West Valley Construction
Paola Santana | CEO, Social Glass
Kevin Myose | Fleet Manager, San Joaquin County
Sandy Leonard | Fleet Manager, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wednesday, October 16

8:00-9:00am
8:00-9:00am
Ashley Reynolds | Air Quality Specialist, Transportation and Climate Change Division, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Kyle Goff | Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board
Kristian Damkier | Air Quality Engineer, Vehicle and Engine Technology, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Heather Taylor | AAssociate Air Quality Engineer, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
9:00-9:10am
Bob Belknap | National Sales Manager, USA Fleet Solutions
9:10-9:35am
In recent years, Paul Lauria has spoken to fleet professionals at a number of national and regional conferences about the "perfect storm" bearing down on fleet owners and fleet managers due to a combination of industry trends: changes in automotive technology, changes in information technology, and changes in industry workforces and workforce management practices. In an abbreviated version of his presentations on this topic, Paul will discuss how interest in new vehicle technology is creating opportunities for fleet professionals to reset decision makers' expectations regarding fleet management practices.
Paul Lauria | President, Mercury Associates, Inc.  
9:35-10:00am
Kurt Shadbolt | Faculty, BMW Program, Chabot College  
10:00-10:45am
Matt O'Leary | Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chairman, Motiv Power Systems  
Jim Hineson | Maintenance Group Supervisor, Port Authority of NY & NJ  
Mark Stevens | Fleet Manager, City of Sacramento  
10:45-11:15am
Track: Focus on Fuels Track: Fleet Management Efficiencies & Strategies Track: Readiness & Implementation
11:15am-12:15pm As you add EVs and your fleet becomes more and more dependent on grid power, how do you manage charging to minimize use during times and avoid demand costs? And how will you provide fleet services when an emergency or a disaster turns the grid off? Experts with years of experience can provide guidance on minimizing costs and keeping your fleet operational.
Moderator: Gary Dannar | CEO, DD Dannar, LLC  
Kevin Myose | Fleet Manager, San Joaquin County  
Timothy Shannon | Director of Transportation, Twin Rivers School District  
Mark Stevens | Fleet Manager, City of Sacramento  
Mark Wilhelm | Power Engineering Manager, Roseville Electric Utility  
Dwight MacCurdy | Project Manager, Energy Strategy Research and Development, SMUD
A wide range of strategies can help fleet managers reduce capital costs and provide improved transportation services while saving time and money. Learn how fleets are freeing up capital, freeing up space, saving time and improving transportation services.
Moderator: Sarah Reed | Outreach and Engagement Organizer, Electrification Coalition
Paul Hernandez | Head of Public Policy & Government Relations, Envoy
Philip Saunders | Green Fleet Program Manager, Fleet Management Division, City of Seattle
Robert Gordon | Deputy Director, Fleet Management Department, DeKalb County, Georgia
Evan Speer | Chief, Office of Fleet & Asset Management, California Department of General Services
How much do you know about calculating exactly what your renewable fuels are worth in the carbon market? How much of that value are you currently capturing, how much are you giving and how can you capitalize your renewable fuel efforts? Some fleet managers are receiving very large checks every quarter. Some fleet managers are providing huge savings for their agencies. This session will open your eyes to a wide range of value systems.
John Thornton | President, CleanFuture, Inc.  
Raef Porter | Executive Director, Del Paso Boulevard Partnership
12:15-1:15pm
12:30-1:15pm Sacramento Clean Cities Green Fleet Awards include: Individual Award, Private Fleet Award, Public Fleet Award, Special Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.
1:15-1:30pm
1:30-2:30pm You've driven an electric car. You've probably put some in your fleet. But putting a heavy-duty zero-emission vehicle into real-world service, and ensuring that goods and services are delivered on-time and on-budget is a world away from putting a light-duty vehicle into service. In this session, you will learn the practical issues that must be addressed, and the ways that successful fleet managers have addressed them.
Kash Sethi | Director of Sales, Motiv Power Systems  
Timothy Shannon | Director of Transportation, Twin Rivers School District  
Nate Baguio | VP of Sales USA, Lion Electric Company  
Dale Prows | Head of Hydrogen Supply Chain, Nikola Motor Company  
Now that engines and entire vehicles are loaded with sensors, controlled by computers and connected to the web, fleet managers can know how engines are performing, how drivers are performing, how and where vehicles are operating, basically what any sensor or combination of sensors in the vehicle is sensing. With the right dashboard managing all this data, dramatic logistical, routing, fuel and operational efficiencies are possible. This session will open the door to achieving these efficiencies.
Moderator: Keigo Yoshida | Business Manager, Fleet Management - Central Shops, City and County of San Francisco  
Drake Zwahlen | Business Development Manager, Government, Geotab  
Mike MacComiskey | Government Sales Manager, GPS Insight  
David Pope | Government Sales Manager, Western Region, GPS Insight, LLC
Dawn Saunders | Major Account Manager, Verizon NetworkFleet
Sean McGee | Director, Product Management, Samsara
The world of incentives and mandates affecting fleets is constantly changing. Do you know all the incentives available to help fleets acquire electric cars? Low- and zero-emission trucks? Are you up to date on the regulations that require reporting vehicles you own? Get the most up to date information from the representatives of the agencies putting money on the table and developing the regulations that will affect you.
Moderator: John Mikulin | Public Fleet & Trucking Sector Lead, West Coast Collaborative, EPA  
Ryan Murano | Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board  
Tarah Campi | HVIP Program Manager, CALSTART  
Kevin Wood | Coordinator, San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition, Center for Sustainable Energy  
2:30-3:00pm
3:00-4:00pm You can use the diesel and natural gas containing carbon that some organism pulled out of the air 100 million years ago. Today, you can use identical fuels with carbon that an organism pulled out of the air last month. Or you can use electricity and hydrogen that are made by burning lots of carbon-based fuels or made using no carbon at all. And often, these renewable fuels are no more expensive than their fossil-based counterparts. Reduce GHG emissions without changing a storage vessel or buying a new vehicle. What could be easier? This session will give you the inside story on how to make it happen.
Lisa Kunzman | Supervising Equipment Engineer, California Department of Transportation  
Andrea Stephenson | General Manager, Atlas Refuel
Dale Prows | Head of Hydrogen Supply Chain, Nikola Motor Company  
Matt Leuck | Renewable Diesel Fuel Technical Manager, Neste  
There are more than 27 million vehicles, including delivery, towing and construction trucks around the world with propane Autogas in their fuel tank. Propane costs less to fuel, can be very low in price when structured in long-term contracts, and is not as subject to price volatility as oil. Propane has the lowest cost of infrastructure of all transportation fuels, and propane providers will include station installation costs when packaging a fuel contract.
Moderator: Joy Alafia | President & CEO, Western Propane Gas Association
Robert Stoffel | Amerigas
Larry Osgood | Vehicle & Engine Technology Development Coordinator, Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)  
Joe Rudolph | Vice President, Commercial Sales - Trucks, ROUSH CleanTech  
Jeff Stewart | President, Blue Star Gas  
Fleet managers are being hit with a growing number of problems as they try to keep their maintenance facilities full staffed with well trained technicians. The rapid evolution of vehicle technologies requires continuous upgrading of technicians' skill levels. Technical education institutions need to find students willing to enter the trade and fleets need to find ways to continuously train technicians within budgets and without losing productivity and billable hours. This session will have representatives from community colleges describing their progress developing advanced curricula and fleet managers describing their efforts to solve these problems.
Moderator: Philip Saunders | Green Fleet Program Manager, Fleet Management Division, City of Seattle
Robert Gordon | Deputy Director, Fleet Management Department, DeKalb County, Georgia  
Dan Sunseri | Association Coordinator/Membership and Outreach Committee, Public Fleet Chairperson, MEMA
Jimm Vosburgh, CAFM | Vice President Corporate Assets, West Valley Construction  
Kurt Shadbolt | Faculty, BMW Program, Chabot College
4:00-4:15pm
4:15-5:15pm
Nate Veeh | Government, Business Development Manager, Geotab  
Norma Havens | National Sales Manager, USA Fleet Solutions
5:15-6:30pm
John Felts | Northern California and Northwest Sales Rep, Motiv Power Systems

Thursday, October 17

8:00-9:00am
9:00-9:15am
Bob Belknap | National Sales Manager, USA Fleet Solutions
9:15-10:15am
Lauren Skiver | CEO/General Manager, Sun Line Transit  
10:15-10:45am
Track: Focus on Fuels Track: Fleet Management Efficiencies & Strategies Track: Readiness & Implementation
10:45-11:45am The states and infrastructure providers along the West coast are working together to develop an integrated alternative fuel infrastructure. The goal is to have a system that will support easy, safe and convenient metropolitan, regional, state and interstate travel for all alternative fuel vehicles including propane, natural gas, electric and hydrogen. In this session, you will get a first-hand introduction to the work being done to implement the alternative fuel infrastructure plan.
Moderator: John Mikulin | Public Fleet & Trucking Sector Lead, West Coast Collaborative, EPA  
Bill Boyce | Energy Research and Development Group Supervisor, Electric Transportation, Sacramento Municipal Utility District  
Jeff Wittenberger | Clean Energy Fuels  
Josh Simpson | Vice President Marketing, Kamps Propane  
Today more than ever before, transportation and air quality agencies are recognizing how important it is to ensure that underserved communities can have access to transportation solutions. One of the most significant predictors of poverty is lack of transportation. Without transportation it can be difficult or impossible to get to school, to job training opportunities, to jobs, to health care or even to healthy food supplies. Find out what is being done to make safe, reliable and affordable transportation a reality in California's underserved communities.
Dahlia Garas | Program Manager, UC Davis, Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center  
Sedale Turbovsky | Chief Executive Officer, Egeria  
Jaime Lemus | Division Manager, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District  
Sergio Lopez | Program Manager, Forth
There are some amazing things happening in fleets around the US, and this session will highlight some of them, from introducing heavy-duty zero-emission refuse trucks, creating charging systems that protect fleet managers from peak costs, innovative car share projects reducing fleet capital costs and many more.
Moderator: Keith Leech | Chief, Fleet Division and Parking Enterprise, County of Sacramento
Mark Stevens | Fleet Manager, City of Sacramento  
Robert Gordon | Deputy Director, DeKalb County Fleet Management  
Jim Hineson | Maintenance Group Supervisor, Port Authority of NY & NJ  
11:45am-12:00pm
12:00-12:30pm
Keith Leech | Chief, Fleet Division and Parking Enterprise, County of Sacramento & President, Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
Tim Taylor | Executive Director, Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition
12:30-2:00pm
1:30-3:00pm
Jimm Vosburgh, CAFM | Vice President Corporate Assets, West Valley Construction

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