Faculty & Presenters

Our 2024 conference is led by a host of industry experts and speakers with decades of experience.

Jim Arthurs, JD Arthurs & Associates, Ltd.

Jim Arthurs is President of JD Arthurs & Associates Ltd., a strategy consulting firm. He currently serves as a strategy advisor to The Transport Project, having completed a three-year term as Chair of the organization in November 2022. He also serves as Chair of AirHybrid Technologies, an early-stage start-up in the vehicle technology space.

Previously, Jim was Executive Vice President at Westport Fuel Systems. He joined Westport in 2011 and oversaw the development and sales of engine and fuel system technologies. He was Chair of Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture company owned by Cummins Inc. and Westport that developed, manufactured, and sold natural gas engines for commercial trucks and buses. Jim was President of Cummins Westport from 2012 to 2014 and led the development and launch of the first series production heavy duty natural gas truck engine based on a Cummins platform. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Cryogenic Systems and Vice President, Operations for Westport Fuel Systems. From 2004 to 2021 Jim served as a member of the board of directors of Western Forest Products Inc., an integrated forest products company.

Over his career, Jim has held senior sales, operating and executive management positions at several companies including IBM, Weyerhaeuser and the Jim Pattison Group. He holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary.

David Atwood, REV

David started his transportation career as a Marine Corps Logistics Officer, and then continued managing transportation and logistics in the private sector. David has now been involved in transportation, logistics, and operations management for over 25 years. His involvement with CNG began in 2013 as the Vice President of Operations at Xpress Natural Gas. He then held various operations and business development roles at Compass Natural Gas, to include COO and CEO roles. He was Vice President of Business Development at RenewGas Transportation. He is now the Vice President of Fleet Operations at REV.

David has led numerous safety initiatives at every organization he has worked at. He is currently a member of the REV Safety Committee. He recently held a safety stand-down with all of the REV drivers companywide where he addressed some areas that needed focus and also shared his experiences responding to previous accidents. David is always looking to exchange ideas and best business practices that will improve driver safety and quality of life.

Brett Barry, Clean Energy

Brett Barry is responsible for advancing state-level policies which support the use of renewable fuels in the transportation sector and the development of the renewable natural gas industry. Brett serves on the board of the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition and is Co-Chair of the TPP State Government Affairs Committee. He was at the forefront of the successful effort to establish a uniform method of sale and taxation for natural gas motor fuels throughout the continental U.S.  Prior to joining Clean Energy in 2012, he served as a Policy Analyst for Pennsylvania House Majority Whip Stan Saylor and worked closely on legislative matters related to the development of the Marcellus Shale.

Clean Energy is North America’s largest provider of renewable natural gas for the transportation sector with 580+ refueling stations throughout the United States and Canada.

John Bartel, Volvo

John started his career with John Deere working with diesel-fueled rotary engines & gensets and then moved on to develop natural gas engines for the stationary irrigation business. Upon leaving Deere, he joined Mack Trucks in 1995 to develop natural gas truck engines for the refuse market.
John has since been with the Volvo Group for over 29 years and has been in his current role in Powertrain Product Strategy for Volvo Trucks NA since 2018. Prior to this role, John was part of the Powertrain Engineering team in Hagerstown MD and held a variety of roles there throughout his career including Chief Engineer for NA applications. Additionally, he has held a CDL license for 27 years and continues to use it to evaluate new products, new features and competitor’s products on a continuous basis.

Randy Beck, Waste Management

Randy Beck is a 35 year career professional, currently at the helm of WM’s (Waste Management) Renewable Energy group (WMRE) where his focus is development of landfill gas to RNG facilities and striving to find the best beneficial use of the landfill gas emitted from WMs extensive inventory of landfills. Randy plays a key role in development, construction and operation of WMRE’s 90+ beneficial use projects, as well as his fierce dedication to advocacy on behalf of the industry, which is accentuated by his position as Vice Chairman of the ABC executive committee and his seat on the ABC board of directors. Randy strives to serve the industry by aligning key industry participants, educating on items of critical importance and creating a network of participants to facilitate the sharing of priorities and best practices.

Nico Bouwkamp, GTI Energy

Nico Bouwkamp has over 20 years of experience in contributing his extensive knowledge of hydrogen and fuel cell related issues to GTI Energy, Frontier Energy, and CaFCP/H2FCP’s strategic leadership, stakeholder facilitation, and public education efforts. Skilled at managing cross-functional project teams, and communicating complex, technical concepts to diverse audiences, Nico works effectively with energy, automotive, trucking, government, and fuel cell technology sector clients. He also performs technical and regulatory data analysis and helps develop resources to support automotive, stationary, energy and fueling industry client initiatives.

Steve Boyer, Hyzon

Steve Boyer is the Vice President of Commercial for Hyzon, a position he has held for just over one year. Steve has worked in the automotive and heavy-duty truck industries during his 30-year career. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and M.S. in Engineering Management from Case Western Reserve University.

Matthew Brownlee, The Transportation Project

Matthew Brownlee is the Director of Federal Government Affairs at The Transport Project (TTP). Bringing a wealth of experience from his six years on Capitol Hill, Matthew has a robust background in addressing energy and transportation issues. At TTP, he leverages his extensive network and expertise to coordinate the organization’s legislative priorities with Congressional Offices. He plays a pivotal role in developing and implementing advocacy strategies, ensuring that TTP’s goals are effectively communicated to policymakers. His work at TTP continues to drive significant progress in transportation policy.

Matthew was born and raised in Oklahoma and holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma.

Chris Byers, Piedmont Natural Gas

Chris has 20 years in the utility industry with Piedmont Natural Gas. The last 10 years have been focused on alternative fuels program. Chris is an enthusiastic advocate for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a clean and efficient alternative fuel. With a deep interest in sustainable transportation solutions, Chris is dedicated to promoting the benefits of CNG in reducing emissions and improving air quality. Chris actively promotes the adoption of CNG in transportation and industrial applications by serving on many national and bi-national codes and standards committees such as BECS, ICC, NFPA, CSA and TTP. Through extensive research and advocacy Chris educates communities and businesses about the environmental benefits of CNG, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved air quality. Chris is dedicated to supporting initiatives that expand CNG infrastructure and resiliency, enhance vehicle technology, and promote regulatory frameworks that encourage the transition to cleaner energy solutions.

Mike Casteel

Mike Casteel retired from UPS after a career of over 40 years. His experience spans a variety of managerial positions in operations, supply management, risk management, energy and automotive related procurement roles including the extensive UPS automotive parts and fleet programs.

Most recently at UPS, Mike was responsible for all fleet related procurement activities for UPS in the US and Canada, and had a leading role in developing the financial strategies involved in the deployment of the UPS alternative fuel fleet, including the large scale natural gas and electric fleet projects currently underway, as well as developing and expanding UPS’s use of renewable natural gas in their alternative fuel portfolio.

Currently, Mike is working as a private consultant to fleets and related industry participants aiding with deployment of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles including natural gas, renewable natural gas, electric vehicles and infrastructure. In addition, Mike works with clients understanding and leveraging related grants and tax credit opportunities.

David Cate, Hexagon Agility

David joined Hexagon Agility in 2009 and is responsible for leading the program management team that manages a myriad of product development projects from vehicle CNG systems to virtual pipeline products. David’s early years with Hexagon Agility were heavily involved in managing the design and integration of CNG fuel systems in the refuse industry.

David’s early career included various positions from mechanical design engineering to engineering manager for software design automation solutions. The most recent company provided software products and design services to standardize new product engineering processes and decrease the engineering process cycle time. The activities required developing an in-depth knowledge of each new company’s products, manufacturing processes, and business systems to streamline and automate the development process. Products ranged from appliance timer cams to over the road tanker trailers, and hybrid/electric buses.

David is a lifelong resident of Nashville, TN and holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

Bobby Cherian, Hyliion

Bobby Cherian has over three decades of global experience in engineering, purchasing, and sales. His career has centered around the transportation industry, focusing on heavy-duty trucks and now shifting to electricity generation utilizing Hyliion’s fuel agnostic generator technology which is ideally suited for microgrid scale deployments. He leads Hyliion’s Government Affairs team, driving regulatory and policy efforts at the state and federal levels. In 2020, Bobby joined Hyliion as Senior Vice President of Sales and Service, and shortly after, his responsibilities were expanded to include leading the Supply Chain team. Before joining Hyliion, he spent seven years at Ford Motor Company, ten at Meritor, and eleven at Dana, where he led global electrification and North America OEM sales.
Bobby earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Oakland University.


Jeffrey Clark, The Transport Project

Mr. Clarke serves as the General Counsel and Vice President of Regulatory & Government Affairs for The Transport Project. The Transport Project is a national trade association representing fleets, vehicle and engine manufacturers and dealers, servicers and suppliers, and fuel producers and providers dedicated to the decarbonization of North America’s transportation sector. Mr. Clarke has extensive experience in energy policy and regulatory affairs, having previously worked in government relations for the American Gas Association and in a previous role for NGVAmerica. Prior to rejoining NGVAmerica in 2006, he worked for New West Technologies, serving as a Senior Project Manager, providing regulatory and legislative support for government agencies. He also previously worked in the Washington Office of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), serving as a policy analyst, supporting transportation programs for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. Mr. Clarke has a J.D. in law from the University of Baltimore and an undergraduate degree from James Madison University.

Adam Comora, Opal Fuels

Adam Comora is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of OPAL Fuels and has co-led the company since it was formed in December 2020. From February 2011 until January 1, 2022, Mr. Comora was with Fortistar, a privately owned investment firm that provides capital to build, grow and manage companies that address complex sustainability challenges. There, he served as president and chief executive officer of TruStar Energy, among other positions.

Before joining Fortistar, Mr. Comora was a partner at EnTrust Capital, an asset management firm based in New York City. He was an integral part of the Entrust investment team, managing long-only equities, a long/short strategy, and a fund of funds. Prior to EnTrust, Mr. Comora was an Analyst and Associate at JP Morgan Investment Bank from 1994 to 1998.

Chuck Coppa, American Power Group

Chuck Coppa is the CEO and CFO of American Power Group, the leading Dual Fuel technology provider for Class 8 heavy duty trucks since 2012 and has an industry leading 500 EPA+ engine family approvals and multiple CARB Executive Orders for vehicular solutions. APG’s vehicular Dual Fuel solution allows for substantial net fuel savings through the substitution of up to 60% natural gas for diesel, while significantly lowering diesel-related criteria pollutants and carbon footprint, with no loss of torque or power. Engines equipped with APG’s Dual Fuel technology can use RNG,CNG and LNG and remains fully compatible with eligible biodiesel blends and renewable diesel fuels further reducing a diesel engine’s carbon footprint

Christopher Culberson, Cummins

11 years with Peterbilt Motors in Off Highway Design Engineering and Field Service

3 years with Custom Vehicle Solutions in Engineering and Operations

10 years with Momentum Fuel Technologies/Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies in Engineering, Service, Training

Bob Davis, Drōv Technologies

Experience: 36-year tenure at UPS (Retired). Serving as the Director of Transportation, Davis was instrumental in shaping UPS’s logistical operations while ensuring efficiency,
Safety,reliability, and customer satisfaction.

Professional Background: Bob’s journey in the transportation sector began over three decades ago, where he started in entry-level positions at UPS, learning the intricacies of the industry firsthand. Through dedication and hard work, he swiftly climbed the ranks, holding various managerial roles before assuming the position of Director of Transportation.

Expertise: Bob possesses a deep understanding of transportation logistics, encompassing route optimization, fleet management, regulatory and safety compliance as well as supply chain efficiency. His strategic foresight and ability to adapt to evolving market dynamics were instrumental in driving UPS’s success in the competitive transportation landscape.

Achievements: Throughout his tenure at UPS, Bob spearheaded numerous initiatives that significantly enhanced Safety, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. Whether implementing advanced tracking systems, optimizing delivery routes, or implementing sustainability initiatives, his contributions were pivotal in UPS’s continued success.

Transition to Drōv Technologies: Joining Drōv Technologies as VP of Business Development, Bob brings his wealth of experience and industry knowledge to drive innovation and streamline transportation operations within the company. His strategic insights and leadership are poised to play a pivotal role in propelling Drōv Technologies towards its goals of excellence and growth in the transportation technology sector.

Future Outlook: As Drōv Technologies continues to innovate and expand its footprint in the transportation technology market, Bob remains committed to driving forward-thinking solutions that address the evolving needs of the industry. With his leadership and expertise guiding the way, Drōv is poised to shape the future of smart trailer technology and revolutionize the way freight is managed and transported worldwide.

Connor Dolan, FCHEA

Mr. Dolan is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Washington, DC based Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA).

Mr. Dolan has worked for FCHEA since 2010 building relationships and connections across the public and private sector to support the growth and development of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry.

Mr. Dolan has successfully advocated for establishment of clean hydrogen infrastructure programs, development of hydrogen and fuel cell tax policies, and expansion of hydrogen and fuel cell research and development funding within the Department of Energy.

Mr. Dolan has significant experience in trade association management and subject matter expertise in the fuel cell and hydrogen industry and related policy developments. Prior to FCHEA, Mr. Dolan worked for the U.S. Fuel Cell Council and Methanol Institute.

Mr. Dolan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Christopher Newport University and an MPA and Nonprofit Management Certificate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Marina Domingues, Ph.D., Rystad Energy

Marina Domingues is a vice president at Rystad Energy for hydrogen research in the Americas region. The research focuses on understanding the role of clean technologies in decarbonizing different economic sectors, including transport, energy and industry. She represents Brazil in international task forces, such as the International Standard Organization and IPHE groups, focused on developing a methodology to account for GHG emissions related to hydrogen production.
Marina is an Economist with a Ph.D. in Technology Innovation focused on hydrogen-related technologies from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She was a visiting researcher at the University of Aalborg in Denmark during her doctorate.

Heather Dziedzic, American Biogas Council

Heather currently serves at the Vice President of Policy for the American Biogas Council, where she leads State, Federal, and Global policy teams, Government Affairs activities, and carbon market policies. She spent nearly a decade in the utility industry where she developed several industry-leading Net Zero strategies, developed a new RNG development program, and led long term investment planning and policy development to support gas decarbonization. Her experience in energy regulation and policy covers both electric and gas, from distributed energy and net metering to RNG and energy storage. Prior to her work in biogas and other decarbonization technologies, Heather worked in the environmental, sustainability, and conservation space, leading restoration and mitigation projects, siting due diligence, environmental compliance and other conservation-focused field studies. Heather earned her BS in Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters in Energy Policy and Law from Vermont Law School.

Joshua Edge, VoltaGrid

Joshua Edge, Vice President of Transportation at VoltaGrid, LLC, has over 32 years of experience in Fleet Logistics, Transportation, and Terminal Operations. VoltaGrid provides clean, reliable, intelligent, and affordable turnkey power and fuel solutions for wherever you need power. Whether operating standalone (microgrid) or as a grid-connected standby, our patent-pending modular system improves power quality and reliability while minimizing emissions.

Joshua started his career as a truck driver and he has continued to develop and grow his skill set over the decades, culminating in his current role at VoltaGrid. He has a long and proven track record of building teams from the ground up and managing them safely, profitably, and efficiently. Joshua is responsible for the overall virtual pipeline operation for VoltaGrid’s CNG network. In addition to the mobile assets, Joshua manages the safety and operations of the maintenance facilities, and the virtual pipeline loading terminals across the US.

Prior to VoltaGrid, Joshua held executive positions in the liquid bulk, oil field, and CNG spaces at Pilot Company and the Loves Family of companies. Most of Joshua’s career was spent at the Loves Family of Companies where he worked for 16 years within 3 of the 4 major business units that make up that enterprise. He finished his time at Loves by managing the operations and maintenance, design and build, and account management teams for Trillium Energy’s CNG, RNG, and hydrogen infrastructure.

Joshua attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he studied Fire Science and Emergency Medicine.

Ryan Erickson, Trillium Energy Solutions

Ryan Erickson is the vice president of Trillium Energy Solutions, a Love’s Family Company.
Ryan has been with the Houston based company since 2014, starting his tenure in business development, selling fueling infrastructure solutions to compressed natural gas (CNG) customers, before creating Trillium’s hydrogen business and assuming responsibilities for the renewable natural gas (RNG) portfolio.  Currently he manages all of Trillium’s business solutions units, including design build services, zero emissions solutions, fuel sales, operations and customer care.
Prior to joining Trillium, Ryan was the senior director of Gladstein, Neandross &
Associates (GNA), a recognized clean transportation and energy consulting firm and was responsible for supporting fleets of all types of transition from conventional fuels to alternative fuels.

Ryan previously managed the maintenance of the Orange County Transportation
Authority (OCTA) where he was responsible for their liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations, in addition to their transition to CNG fueling infrastructure. In even earlier roles, Ryan developed natural gas engines for Caterpillar, and he developed LNG fuel systems for Chart Industries.

Earning his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology, specializing in alternative fuel technologies which Mr. Erickson has utilized in his vast history of accomplishments in the alternative and renewable fueling industry.

In 2024, Trillium celebrated its 30 year anniversary. As vice president, Ryan will
continue to steer Trillium’s vision and growth of supplying sustainable transportation fueling solutions to Love’s and Trillium customers across the country.

Chad Fohne, Cummins

I have been with Cummins for 18 years with 16 years exclusively supporting Cummins and Cummins Westport on-highway Natural Gas Products in service, customer support, and product integration roles.

Daniel Gage, The Transport Project

Dan Gage is President of The Transport Project, a national coalition of roughly 200 fleets, vehicle and engine manufacturers, dealers, servicers, and suppliers and fuel producers and providers dedicated to the decarbonization of North America’s commercial transportation sector.

A proud Central New York native now based in Washington, DC, Dan holds over thirty years of political, government, corporate, and trade association issue advocacy, communications, and government relations experience.

Dan joined The Transport Project – previously known as NGVAmerica – in Fall 2017 after years in the Policy Communications and Public Affairs space, most recently with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a trade association representing 12 of the world’s leading car and light truck manufacturers.

Prior to his work with major automakers, Dan helped run the Washington office of the American Academy of Pediatrics and served close to a decade as Political and Communications Director and then Chief of Staff to a longtime House Appropriations Cardinal in the U.S. Congress.

Hernan Henriquez, BayoTech

Hernan Henriquez joined BayoTech in 2022 as Vice President of Sales. In this role, Mr. Henriquez is responsible for company revenues and for leading the BayoTech sales team. Hernan is an executive with a strong background in sales and marketing with expertise in the high-pressure transport industry.

Previously, he was the Senior Vice-President of Sales for Romeo Power, responsible for the global commercialization of battery technology into OEM’s in various vertical markets and end-users.

Prior to this he was the Sr. Vice-President of Sales at Romeo Power Executive and Vice-President of Business Development for Quantum Fuel Systems LLC. He started with the company in 2006 and held several positions in Sales, Marketing and Business Development for the commercialization of hydrogen, compressed natural gas and electric vehicle platforms.

Before joining Quantum, he served as the OEM Sales Manager at IMPCO Technologies. He was responsible for leading domestic/international sales and strategic marketing programs. This included global commercialization of IMPCO’s fuel systems for transportation and industrial applications through the OEM’s (Caterpillar, Cummins, IVECO, etc.).

Prior to entering the fuels systems business, Mr. Henriquez held several managerial roles in high-technology hardware and software Global 500 companies.

Puneet Singh Jhawar, Cummins, Inc.

Puneet Singh Jhawar is the General Manager of Alternative Fuels and Fuel Delivery System business for Cummins Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the global Hydrogen engines, natural gas, Propane, Octane business and fuel delivery system; including product vision, competitive positioning, financial management and overall performance of the business across global markets.

Over his 15-year career at Cummins, Jhawar has been focused on helping customers achieve their success and he has managed and cultivated successful relationships with several Cummins’ largest global customers. His leadership and expertise has fueled growth of Cummins’ natural gas business in several key markets. Jhawar has extensive global work experience, with roles based in the Middle East, India, Europe and the US. Jhawar has implemented important new programs for Cummins, including the introduction of the Cummins fuel system on the B-platform for the first time.

Prior to his current role, Jhawar was involved in regional sales Middle East. Before joining Cummins, Jhawar held roles with Ingersoll Rand, MAN Diesel & Turbo Ltd. in India and the UK.
Jhawar holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Technical University in India and an MBA from University of Leeds in the UK. He is also actively involved in guest lectures at universities and in the education sector.
Jhawar and his wife, Aarti, live in Columbus, Indiana with their two sons, Miraan and Angad.

Ryan Kenny, Clean Energy

Ryan Kenny is Clean Energy’s Policy Director for the Western U.S. and is responsible for state legislative and regulatory affairs. A registered lobbyist, his policy portfolio focuses on clean transportation, low to carbon-negative fuels, state budget and hydrogen issues. Mr. Kenny was previously responsible for legislative and regulatory policy in the western United States for a major national trade association. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and is based in Sacramento, California.

Jeffrey Leete, RenewGas Transportation

Jeffrey is an experienced professional with over 30 years of expertise as an Emergency Responder; including Firefighting, EMS, Hazardous Materials response mitigation, and Emergency Management. He is also well versed in safety, logistics, and the trucking industry. Currently the VP of Safety and Compliance for RenewGas Transportation, and Fire Chief of his hometown Fire Department. Throughout his career, he has acquired extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in handling hazardous materials, ensuring their safe transportation, and implementing emergency response plans; hence becoming a Subject Matter Expert on CNG/RNG
In addition to his Hazardous Materials and trucking background, he has actively participated in various Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) memberships across the United States as well as Fire Department and Emergency Management advisory boards representing the CNG/RNG industry. These engagements have allowed him to collaborate with other professionals in the field, contributing to the development and implementation of effective emergency management strategies.
Furthermore, he serves as a nationally certified Emergency Services instructor, sharing knowledge and expertise with Emergency Responders in the states RenewGas operates. Through this role, he has had the opportunity to educate and train individuals on emergency response protocols, policies, and strategies helping to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills to handle critical situations effectively.

Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy

Andrew J. Littlefair serves as President and CEO of Clean Energy, the leading provider of renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for transportation in North America. Clean Energy operates a vast network of 600+ fueling stations across the U.S. and Canada as well as RNG production facilities at dairy farms. Mr. Littlefair has served as Chairman of NGVAmerica (now the Transport Project), an organization dedicated to the development of a growing, sustainable and profitable market for vehicles powered by RNG, the cleanest fuel in the world. In 2004, Mr. Littlefair’s contributions to the growing industry resulted in his being named an NGV Champion by the International Association of Natural Gas Vehicles (IANGV). Prior to Clean Energy, he served as President of Pickens Fuel Corp (PFC), a company he co-founded in 1997 with Boone Pickens. He serves on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute Board of Trustees.

Lynn Lyon, U.S. Energy

Lynn Lyon is the Director of Sustainable Transportation at U.S. Energy, a vertically integrated solutions provider with more than 40 RNG development projects. She is the past Chair of the Coalition for RNG’s Advisory Board and has been a Transport Project Board of Directors member since 2010.

She is an Energy Influencer with an extensive network including >250,000 followers on LinkedIn and Twitter, she promotes conversations and collaboration related to alternative fuels and decreased emissions.

The first half of her career was spent with Ernst & Young assisting Fortune 500 companies with business transformations. The second half of her career has been in the energy and transportation industries working at the intersection of economic and environmental benefits. Before joining U.S. Energy, she led an innovative program for an alternative fuel systems provider that avoided 730,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions.

In Texas, she led market development programs at an upstream oil and gas producer including corporate fleet conversion to natural gas fuel with significantly lower fuel costs and initiated natural gas-powered operations including drilling, pressure pumping services, and mining. She championed the Texas Clean Transportation bill Governor Perry signed into law in 2011. This led to developing a successful alternative fuels incentive program in 2012 that has since decreased NOx emissions 1,696 tons with over 1,200 new lower emission vehicles and 129 new fueling facilities including EV, CNG, LNG, LPG and Biodiesel.


Ian MacDonald, Hexagon Agility

Ian MacDonald boasts over 23 years of experience in engineering and commercial roles, primarily within the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors. Prior to joining Hexagon Agility in 2017, Ian served as Vice President of Technical Sales and Business Development at Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., a company specializing in vehicle emissions control products.

Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Engine Control Systems Ltd., which was later acquired by Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. Ian joined Engine Control Systems, Ltd. in 1997 as a Technical Support Engineer, advancing through various roles and contributing to significant revenue growth, ultimately leading to its acquisition. Ian holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science (B.E.Sc.) in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Sherrie Merrow, The Transport Project

Sherrie Merrow is The Transport Project (TTP) State Government Affairs Director, leading a team of more than 220 people from 95 member companies located throughout the nation who focus on state advocacy for gaseous fuels including natural gas (conventional or renewable (RNG)) and hydrogen vehicle and infrastructure policy, regulatory requirements and incentive programs to grow the natural gas and hydrogen vehicle industry. In addition to her work for TTP, Sherrie has worked in the oil and gas industry as a manager and advisor for natural gas vehicle programs. She holds bachelor’s degrees in computer science and literature.

Marianne Mintz, Argonne Energy Systems

Marianne Mintz is a principal energy analyst within Argonne’s Energy Systems and Infrastructure Analysis Division. She has over 40 years’ experience in transportation and energy analysis and has authored over 150 publications in the field. Her current work centers on infrastructure requirements of alternative fuel pathways (especially renewable natural gas, electricity and hydrogen), economic impacts of fuel cells, electricity, hydrogen and natural gas vehicles and fueling infrastructure, and equity.

She is an active member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), and past chair and Emeritus member of TRB’s Transportation Energy Committee. She holds a masters degree from UCLA and has completed post-graduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Saba Momayez, SoCalGas

Saba Momayez is the Clean Transportation Manager, for Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas). She oversees new business projects, customer relations, analytics, and marketing related to SoCalGas’ Clean Transportation Programs.

Previously, Saba was Sr. Advisor focusing on decarbonization solutions for Commercial and Industrial customers, and during her 10-years with SoCalGas also has experience with rate design, demand forecasting, Gas acquisition (risk assessment), and customer outreach. Prior to joining SoCalGas, Saba was a part-time lecturer at the University of Management Sciences.
Saba holds two master’s degrees: One in Business Administration and a second in Financial Economics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Andrew Okuyiga, UPS

Andrew Okuyiga is Vice President, Public Affairs, at UPS. In this capacity, he leads UPS’s federal advocacy on all modes of surface transportation legislative and regulatory issues including: commercial vehicle fleet matters, highway and infrastructure policy, ocean freight shipping, and railroad and intermodal transportation concerns. In addition, he is responsible for the UPS public policy portfolio related to sustainability and environmental issues.

Prior to joining UPS, Andrew led federal surface transportation policy at Amazon. He led the company’s advocacy to Congress and the executive branch on surface transportation issues, including commercial trucking, transportation sustainability, infrastructure investment, and autonomous vehicles.

Before joining Amazon, Andrew served as a Professional Staff Member on the US House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. In that role, he advised Members of Congress on transportation policy issues and negotiated significant portions of the 2015 surface transportation reauthorization law. Andrew began his career on Capitol Hill in the office of Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX), serving in various roles including as the congressman’s Legislative Director.

Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of The Transport Project, American Highway Users Alliance, American Trucking Associations Litigation Center, and International Warehouse Logistics Association.

Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University.

Nicole Rice, California Renewable Transportation Alliance (CRTA)

As a twenty-two-year veteran of public policy development, Ms. Rice acquired her expertise in crafting and driving policy representing several public and private entities on a wide range of issues.

Since 2021, she has served as President of the California Renewable Transportation Alliance (CRTA) and presides over an effective alliance of industry and environmental experts while guiding their engagement towards forging a more inclusive adoption of low-carbon transportation fuels.

Ms. Rice came CRTA after nine years as Senior Policy Director of Government Relations at the California Manufacturers & Technology Association, working to improve and enhance a strong business and workforce training climate for California’s over 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology-based companies.

Prior to CMTA, Ms. Rice enjoyed a stellar career working as Community Affairs Manager for Nehemiah Corporation of America; Legislative Policy Strategist for Strategic Counsel PLC; Deputy Director for the California Department of Consumer Affairs; Deputy Secretary of Appointments for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and Public Affairs Representative for Southern California Edison.

Ms. Rice holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University, Hayward (now known as CSU East Bay), was awarded her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law and was appointed by Governor Brown in 2017 to serve on the California Workforce Development Board.

Paul Sandsted, The Transport Project

Paul Sandsted was appointed as TTP’s (formerly NGVAmerica) Director of Technology & Sustainability in 2019.

Prior to his latest appointment with TTP, Paul served as an Application Engineer with Cummins, Inc. for nearly fourteen years, providing technical support to OEM customers across a variety of powertrains in generator-drive, automotive, industrial, and military applications. He is a 2002 graduate of Clemson University where he majored in computer engineering and minored in mathematical sciences.

Paul has significant experience in the on-road heavy-duty engine market and has worked with a variety of OEM customers to develop powertrain systems that work for specific applications in challenging environments. He has served as facilitator for countless customers beginning with the design process through build to delivery and real world on-road use, troubleshooting hurdles and finding sustainable solutions along the way.

Paul’s responsibilities with TTP include leading programs related to industry sustainability, safety and best practices, technology development, research priorities, and codes and standards for natural gas vehicles and refueling infrastructure. This includes broad collaboration with TTP members, academia, governments, standards and research organizations, and other key stakeholders to foster cooperative approaches to complex industry issues.

Robert Schueffner, Caterpillar

Mr. Rob Schueffner is the Energy Transition Growth Director within the Caterpillar Electric Power Division. His responsibilities include the strategic analysis for organic and in-organic growth and the resulting value-stream optimization. In his more than 25 years with Caterpillar, he has held a wide variety of global responsibilities within Caterpillar Energy & Transportation including engineering, marketing, application & installation, sales, management, 6 Sigma Black Belt, facility management, and strategy.

Stacy Sadar, Geotab

Stacy has been in the transportation/logistics industry for over 35 years beginning with UPS. Her background covers all aspects of transportation management from small package to full truckload and LTL in operations, sales, training, labor relations and technology related to the transportation industry.

Her expansive transportation technology knowledge in TMS, Routing/Scheduling, ELD, Cameras and Data Convergence has made her a go-to person for advice in transportation technology.

Stacy has served on several boards including the International Foodservice Distributors Association Education Council and Women in Foodservice Distribution Committee, Society for Information Management, and Kent State College of Business. She is also a Board member for the Ohio Trucking Association.

Stacy currently represents Geotab working helping Fleets to utilize rich data from Geotab and integration partners to create innovative fleet solutions resulting in safer and more efficient fleets.

Nitesh Shroff, HEIL

Nitesh Shroff is a Mechanical Engineer specializing in new product development for CNG powered refuse/heavy duty trucks. He leads all new design and development projects for HEIL related to CNG powered refuse trucks from Engineering side and has worked there for 9 years. He has 12 years of experience in CNG vehicle fuel system design and 19 years overall experience in on-highway heavy duty trucks. He is part of several CNG standards subcommittees and organizations, leads working group in transport project and has been awarded 2 patents for his accomplishments in this field. During his free time, Nitesh likes to travel, listen to music and spend time with his family.

Joshua St.Pierre, APGA

Joshua St.Pierre joined APGA in May of 2023 and serves as the association’s Manager of Legislative Affairs. Joshua is passionate about advocating for sensible, effective energy policy and ensuring that the voices of APGA’s 700+ member systems are heard in DC and across the country. He currently works on the Direct-Use Committee, the Legislative Committee, and the Security Subcommittee.

Joshua was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and earned a degree in International Affairs from the University of Cincinnati. While in Cincinnati, he held positions on multiple local political campaigns, gaining experience in grassroots mobilization and coalition building. Joshua moved to Washington, DC in 2021 and joined the team at a firm specializing in national advocacy campaigns. He supported efforts to advance policy priorities across 11 states primarily located in the Southeast and Midwest.

Bart Sowa, GTI Energy

Bart is a Research and Development manager at GTI Energy, a leading non-profit research and training organization focused on developing, scaling, and deploying innovations that support low-carbon, low-cost energy systems. Bart is focusing on decarbonizing the transportation industry by helping fleets, equipment manufacturers, and technology developers evaluate new technologies through pre-production demonstration projects. He is managing projects showcasing technologies and vehicles such as a hydrogen-fueled switcher locomotive, hydrogen-fueled terminal tractors, 500-mile hydrogen-fueled Class 8 tractor, mobile liquid hydrogen fueler, developing a blueprint for Houston-to-Los Angeles Hydrogen Corridor, and more. Bart has over 20 years of experience in the mobility and energy industries; before joining GTI Energy, he worked for Navistar and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Annalloyd Thomason, AFVi

As co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi), Annalloyd Thomason merges 35 years of hands-on alternative fuels experience with a strong background in learning design to lead the company in developing and delivering world class training and workforce development.

Responsible for overseeing all facets of the company, Annalloyd drives its mission, vision and operational standards.

Under her leadership, AFVi (formerly NGVi) has trained more than 25,000 technical professionals in the U.S. and worldwide.

Annalloyd began her career in the natural gas industry as Director of Marketing for Lone Star Gas Company in Dallas, Texas. She holds an MBA in Management from Amberton University in Dallas, and a BBA in Management from Abilene Christian University.

Anders Thulin, Mainspring Energy

Anders Thulin is responsible for Electric Vehicle applications at Mainspring Energy. Anders supports EV fleet owners, operators, OEMs, and other EV-market operators by developing opportunities to use Linear Generators to generate new value.

Prior to joining Mainspring, Anders spent a decade with Siemens in wind power and EV charging-related sales and strategy roles. Anders holds a degree in international politics from the George Washington University in Washington, DC., and hails from Stockholm, Sweden.

Tim Tiger, Southwest Gas

Tim came to Southwest Gas almost two years ago after a long career of 23 years with ONE Gas where he handled CNG Business Development duties for Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. He then became a founding member of Outrider Gas Transports and provided virtual pipeline equipment to natural gas utilities. Since joining the Emerging Technologies and Innovation workgroup at Southwest gas Tim has been able to offer his expertise to existing and potential customers.

Steve Toelke, Quantum Fuel Systems

Mr. Steve Toelke, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Infrastructure Business Unit, is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s Virtual Pipeline products in the United States and Canada.

Since joining Quantum in 2016, Steve has held various leadership roles, including head of sales, where he was responsible for achieving the company’s aggressive growth goals and significantly expanding the infrastructure business.

Prior to joining Quantum, he was Director of Sales for KSR International, a leading supplier of automotive interface solutions, where he led domestic and international teams. Steve spent 21 years in various engineering, operations and sales roles in the automotive industry. He also has extensive experience working with global companies to secure their business and leading teams throughout the sales and production process, from award of business through launch and volume production.

Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan

John Tiquet, Waste Management

John Tiquet is a corporate fleet manager for WM in the Fleet Operations department. John joined WM 26 years ago and has 24 years of experience with WM’s natural gas fleet vehicles and fueling infrastructure.

Marty Tufte, Waste Management

Marty Tufte is a Corporate Fleet Director for Waste Management, located in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Tufte has served for over 38 years in progressively responsible positions within the company and presently oversees the Equipment Performance programs at the enterprise level. Waste Management, Inc. is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management and environmental services in North America.

Mr. Tufte and his team have pioneered Waste Management’s use of alternative fuel vehicles and oversees all new technology programs. These include Natural gas, RNG, Battery Electric, Hydrogen, Hybrids and telematics programs to name a few.

Mr. Tufte has a technical degree from Austin Technical College and has a strong technical and fabrication background.

Chris Walters, Iveco Group

Chris Walters has led Iveco Group’s North American Public Affairs division since 2022, following a strategic spinoff from CNH Industrial. He has expertise in government and regulatory affairs with a focus on emissions regulations, energy & environmental policy and sustainability. Chris previously worked in a variety of roles in engineering, product validation and project management. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa.

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