NorCal Clean Fleet Technology Conference & Expo

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2018 Program

Tuesday, October 16

Pre-Conference Events
8:00am-5:00pm Registration Open
Are you interested in knowing more about hydrogen as a transportation fuel and learning about a cutting-edge technology for making 99.9999% pure hydrogen from municipal solid waste? Then jump on the bus for a tour of the Sierra Energy company in Davis. The tour will include a stop at the California Fuel Cell Partnership for a quick "Hydrogen 101" orientation, then on to the Sierra Energy offices where you will learn about innovative hydrogen production and view their prototype equipment. On the return trip we make a quick stop at a hydrogen station. Leave the McClellan Convention Center at 9, get back a lot smarter at noon! Click here to RSVP.

Start at and return to McClellan Conference Center
You will learn best practices of the the #1 and #2 Winners of the Green Fleet Awards you can implement the next day in your own operation, shortening your learning curve by 5 years or more.

In addition, the best fleet presenter in the country for both his content and style, T.J. Tennent will be here from Nashville for his only West Coast appearance. He recently received a 9.8 rating out of 10 in San Antonio. You can't afford to miss T.J.

Plus the top five emerging technologies that are changing how the industry works will have experts present to explain how to make your job easier and more efficient.

There are only two ways to do more with is one of them.

Speakers include: Keith C. Leech Sr. | Chief, Fleet Division and Parking Enterprise, County of Sacramento, T.J. Tennent | Owner, Tennent and Associates, Loreana Marciante | Strategy Manager, Climate & Energy, Impact, Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, Anjali Deodhar | VP-Sales and Marketing, Viatec, Inc., David Renschler | City of Fairfield, Clay Siegert | XL Fleet, Mike Domin | Source Well, Warren Williams | FuelForce EV, Matt Miller | Breen Lots, Bob Barna | HUBB, Janet Keef | Spectro Scientific, Kevin Myose | San Joaquin County, Chris Yates | Kittyhawk, Mark Stevens | City of Sacramento, William Needles | Stealth Power, Evan Speer | State of CA, Bob Garzee | Green Fleets, David Worthington | Sonoma Co.

Tickets are $59 | Register at:
Tom Johnson | Author, The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas
1:00-5:00pm Join us for a renewable fuels workshop on October 16 at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, CA. This free workshop will cover the latest developments in renewable diesel and other renewable fuels and the changing landscape of the California Air Resource Board Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Register at:
Welcome Reception & Expo Hall
Remarks by REG

Wednesday, October 17

Phil Serna | Director, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District; Member, California Air Resources Board
Wayne Nastri | Executive Officer, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Come learn from leading experts about current and future clean and low carbon fuel policies and related market implications in the West Coast of North America.
Moderator: Dr. Jeremy Martin | Senior Scientist and Fuels Lead, Clean Vehicles, Union of Concerned Scientists
Peter Moulton | Senior Energy Policy Specialist, Washington Department of Commerce
Bill Peters | Clean Fuels Program Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality  
Sam Wade | Branch Chief, Transportation Fuels Branch, California Air Resources Board  
Julie Witcover | Assistant Project Scientist, U.C. Davis Institute for Transportation Studies  

Experts will discuss the latest developments in transportation fuel, drivetrain and autonomous vehicle technology innovation.
Introduction: Marc Lurie, SmartPedal
Moderator: Michael Coates | Editor & Publisher of Clean Fleet Report and Automotive Editor of Innovation & Tech Today Magazine
Marcus Alexander | Manager, Vehicle Systems Analysis, Electric Power Research Institute  
Dr. Rasto Brezny | Executive Director, Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association  
Jeffrey Gonder | Mobility, Behavior and Advanced Powertrains Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center  
Mary Solecki | Partner, AJW, Inc, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition  
12:00-12:45pm Hear from thought leaders regarding the convergence of vehicle automation, shared mobility and drivetrain electrification.
Moderator: Richard Battersby | Director, East Bay Clean Cities Coalition
Jennifer Gress | Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento
Mollie D'Agostino | Policy Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Davis  
Breakout 1 | Mainstage Breakout 2 | McClellan Room Breakout 3 | Rocklin Room
1:15-2:30pm Discussion leaders share perspective on the tools, guidance and resources needed to address key barriers & promote zero-emission vehicle deployment.
Moderator: Andy Swanton | Director of Trucks, CALSTART  
Bill Boyce | Supervisor, Electric Transportation, SMUD  
Donna DeMartino | Chief Executive Officer, San Joaquin RTD  
Tim Weaver | VP of Corporate Development, Chanje Energy
Aaron Schneider | Sales Director, Chargepoint
Get up to speed on the leading edge of goods movement technologies, strategies and policies.
Moderator: Kurt Beckett | Deputy CEO, Northwest Seaport Alliance
Chris Cannon | Director of Environmental Management, Port of Los Angeles  
Cynthia Marvin | Chief, Transportation & Toxics Division, California Air Resources Board  
Sarah Rees | Assistant Deputy Executive Officer, South Coasts Air Quality Management District  
Heather Tomley | Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach
Community and regulatory leaders will dive into community health and clean air actions.
Moderator: Francisco Dóñez | West Coast Collaborative, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
Margaret Gordon | West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project  
Fern Uennatornwaranggoon | Bay Area Air Quality Policy Manager, Environmental Defense Fund  
Elizabeth Yura | Director, Community Engagement and Policy Division, Bay Area Air Quality Management District  
3:00-4:15pm Come hear from leaders in light-duty vehicle technology deployment and rideshare strategies
Moderator: Keith C. Leech Sr. | Chief, Fleet Division and Parking Enterprise, County of Sacramento
Paul Hernandez | Head of Public Policy & Government Relations, Envoy
Phillip Kobernick | Logistics Services Manager, County of Alameda, General Services Agency  
Dwight MacCurdy | Project Manager, SMUD Energy Strategy Research and Development  
Raef Porter | Climate and Energy Manager, Sacramento Area Council of Governments  
Clay Siegert | Co-Founder & VP Supply Chain, XL Hybrids, Inc.
Discussion leaders discuss the business case, benefits, and considerations to advance low NOx NGVs. What tools and guidance are needed to make the purchase?
Moderator: Alycia Gilde | Director, CALSTART
Gracie Brown | Corporate Strategy, PG&E
Justin Loyear | Territory Manager - On Highway Sales, Cummins Westport Inc.  
Chris Nordh | Electric and Autonomous Vehicle Expert, Ryder System, Inc.
Ryan Forrest | Senior Business Development Manager, Trillium  
Kevin Maggay | Program Manager, SoCalGas
Join us for an in-depth locomotive technology and local and cross-state policy discussion with industry and regulatory leaders
Moderator: Cynthia Marvin | Chief, Transportation & Toxics Division, California Air Resources Board  
Tom Mack | President/CTO, VeRail Technologies  
Amanda Marruffo | Senior Manager of Environmental Operations, BNSF Railroad   
Roderick Diaz | Director of Planning and Development, Metrolink  
Daniel McNair | Senior Product Manager, Global Locomotive Operations, GE Transportation
Mike Iden | General Director Car and Locomotive Engineering, Union Pacific Railroad
4:30-5:30pm Discussion with experts on recent federal and state emission control and fuel economy policy developments for light-duty and heavy-duty on-road vehicles.
Introduction: Mike Hart, Sierra Energy
Ben Sharpe | Senior Researcher and Canada Lead, The International Council on Clean Transportation  
Analisa Bevan | Assistant Division Chief, ECARS, California Air Resources Board

Thursday, October 18

8:30-10:00am Find out the latest on funding from EPA, DOE, and DOT with additional updates on CMAQ, Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance, Clean Cities and Volkswagen. This session will also include a State's experience implementing federal funding.
Moderator: Wendy DaFoe | Senior Project Leader, NREL
Scott Carson | Transportation Planner, Federal Highway Administration  
Dan Yuska | Office of Environment, U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration  
Faye Swift | DERA Grants & Policy Team Leader, US EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality  
Michael Orman | Air Quality Section Manager, Northwest Region, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality   
Breakout 1 | Mainstage Breakout 2 | McClellan Room Breakout 3 | Rocklin Room
10:15-11:30am Experts will discuss funding opportunities for fleets in California.
Moderator: John Boesel | President and CEO, CALSTART
Alan Abbs | Executive Director, California Air Pollution Control Officers Association   
Earl Landberg | Air Pollution Specialist, Innovative Strategies Branch, California Air Resources Board  
Ben De Alba | Supervisor, Advanced Vechicle Technologies and Planning Unit, California Energy Commission  
Learn from administrators & participants about the attractive offerings and streamlined approach of HVIP.
Moderator: Tom Brotherton | Director of Market Acceleration, CALSTART
Bill Aboudi | President, AB Trucking
Priscilla Barragan | Staff Engineer at Tetra Tech, Inc.  
Peter Christensen | Manager, Innovative Heavy-Duty Strategies Section, California Air Resources Board
John Gerra | Director of Business Development, BYD  
Julie Johnson | Manager, National Business Development, Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Ryder
Matt Schrap | Vice President of Government Programs, Velocity Truck Centers
Join this discussion with equipment experts to learn the latest about nonroad technologies.
Moderator: Tess Sicat | Heavy-Duty Off-Road Strategies Branch Chief, California Air Resources Board  
Fares Beainy, Ph.D. | Electromobility Strategy & Business Development Manager, Volvo Construction Equipment
Gary Dannar | Founder and CEO, DANNAR  
Ezra Finkin | Director - Policy and External Relations, Diesel Technology Forum  
Kathleen Horchler | Director - Emissions Regulations & Conformity, Caterpillar
11:45am-12:15pm Boxed lunches will be provided.
Matt Lakin | Deputy Air Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Michael Orman | Air Quality Section Manager, Northwest Region, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Alan Abbs | Executive Director, California Air Pollution Control Officers Association
Beth Carper | Air Resource Specialist, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
John Boesel | President and CEO, CALSTART  
David Greenfader | Vice President of Business Development, Envision Solar  
Michele Nesbit | VP of Engineering, BoxPower  
Gary Dannar | Founder and CEO, DANNAR  
Brett Gipe | Chief Commercial Officer, First Priority Green Fleet  
Dave Worthington | Fleet Manager, County of Sonoma  
Paul Fukumoto | Director, Business Development, Fuel Cell Energy