invites you to participate in the Workforce Development Workshop on Tuesday, April 23

The workshop for fleet management, maintenance, and operations is part of the diverse programming at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, taking place April 23-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

ACT Expo is the meeting place for the transportation industry, and this year will feature more speakers, sessions, and technologies related to ports than ever before. Fleet Owner and ACT Expo have developed a workshop that will begin with an overview of the top alternative fuel and connected technology changes and the workforce needs that will accompany these and will follow with a discussion from fleets, training professionals, and workforce development leaders on how to develop and keep a trained team to support these evolving needs.

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Registration

Workforce Development Workshop Only
$250

(valid through 4/19/2019)

Includes:

Workforce Development Workshop

 

Expo Hall + Workforce Development Workshop – Industry
$400

(valid through 4/23/2019)

Includes:

Expo Hall
Ride & Drive
Workforce Development Workshop
Expo Hall Catered Events
Fleet Awards Reception
Expo Hall + Workforce Development Workshop – Fleets
$200

(valid through 4/23/2019)

Includes:

Expo Hall
Ride & Drive
Workforce Development Workshop
Expo Hall Catered Events
Fleet Awards Reception

 

Full Conference Registration – Industry
$1,250

(valid through 4/26/2019)

Includes:

Educational Panels
Expo Hall
Workshops
Catered Events
Post-Event Resources
Ride & Drive
Fleet Award Reception
Full Conference Registration – Fleets
$625

(valid through 4/26/2019)

Includes:

Educational Panels
Expo Hall
Workshops
Catered Events
Post-Event Resources
Ride & Drive
Fleet Award Reception

 


Agenda

Print Agenda

10:00am - 4:30pm

Workshops & Forums

Workforce Development Workshop: Meeting the Vehicle Maintenance Challenge

103BC

Presented by

Tracks

  • Commercial EVs
  • Connected Fleet

Technology is evolving rapidly across today’s increasingly complex and connected fleet. Many fleets now operate a wide range of vehicle types and classes powered by a variety of gaseous fuels, electricity, or hybrid systems. Those vehicles are coming equipped with more and more sophisticated onboard sensors and components, all producing and sharing data in real time.

This is a watershed moment for commercial vehicle fleets and the suppliers who support them. Unless we take steps together now to ensure we have a skilled workforce to support these new vehicles, the lack of adequate maintenance and operations capability will become a serious obstacle to their successful adoption.

This workshop will begin with an overview of the top alternative fuels and connected technology changes and the specific workforce needs that are accompanying them. A panel discussion including fleets, training professionals, and workforce development leaders on how to develop and keep a trained team to support these evolving needs will follow.

10:00am - 10:10am: Welcome and Introduction

  • Reggie Lawrence, Managing Director, FleetOwner

10:10am - 11:40am: Workforce Development Workshop Part I: Best Practices for Successfully Integrating Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technologies into Your Fleet

Natural gas, propane autogas, electric-drive platforms, and a range of parallel and series hybrid propulsion systems have now all been on the market for about a decade. Some first- and early-generation technologies, however, were marred by decreased reliability and corresponding needs for additional maintenance and repair. These maintenance issues defeated early technology adoption efforts at some fleets, while others were able to rise to the challenges and overcome their start-up issues.

The dedicated maintenance teams who put in the time to “iron out the bugs” in those early-generation technologies are now finding the rewards can be substantial, especially in terms of lower total cost of ownership. Join this session to hear from fleets who have “been there, done that” and learn firsthand what were the keys to their success. This session will cover:

• The pain points fleets experienced in the integration or transition into new technology
• How fleets were able to make a culture shift to newer technologies, ensuring vehicle utilization
• How fleets developed the training necessary to support new technologies while still supporting the other traditional technologies in their operations
• Some of the most valuable lessons learned along the way, and how the industry can profit from these lessons today as even newer and more promising technologies - such as electric drive vehicles and fuel cells-- fuel cells – come to the market

MODERATOR: Sean Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

  • John Tiquet, Natural Gas Fleet Manager, Waste Management
    Learning by Trial (and Error): Our Experience with Early NGV Deployments
  • Annalloyd Thomason, Vice President and General Manager, Natural Gas Vehicle Institute
    The Importance of Training for Successful NGV Deployment
  • Mike Hasinec, Vice President – Maintenance, Penske Truck Leasing
  • David Stumpo, Executive Director, Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium
    Meeting the Vehicle Maintenance Challenge

11:40am - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Workforce Development Workshop Part II: Training for the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

Presented by

Whether fleets are choosing to “dip their toe in the water” on electric vehicles (EVs) or are taking the plunge, EVs necessitate special training on a very different set of skills than any of the other alternative power choices to-date. Maintenance technicians, drivers, fuelers and executive management teams are all impacted. Join a panel of experts to learn about the key considerations, challenges, opportunities and solutions available for workforce training when it comes to incorporating EVs into your fleet. Topics will include:

• Operator training to maximize e-miles, range and efficiency
• Low- and high-voltage system maintenance and repair, and technician safety
• EV charging infrastructure use and maintenance
• Critical insights for the fleet management teams responsible for delivering the accurate information on cost per mile and total cost of ownership that will be necessary to guide future fleet asset investment decisions

MODERATOR: Dan Chien, Vice President of Business Development, AxleTech

  • John Frala, Professor of Alternative Fuels Technology, Rio Hondo College
    Across All Weight Classes: Technician and First Responder Training for EVs
  • Billy Wang, Senior Vice President and General Manager, MaxGen Energy Services
    Setting the Standard in Maintenance for EV Charging
  • Anthony Marshall, Director of Maintenance and Engineering, Transportation Fleet, UPS
  • Alexandre Lalonde, Product Specialist- EV Charging Infrastructure, ABB Inc.
    Proper Techniques for Handling High Voltage Charging Equipment

2:45pm - 4:15pm: Workforce Development Workshop Part III: Staying Ahead of the Curve with Incumbent and New Worker Training

Commercial vehicles continue to move away from traditional mechanical-based systems. Today, they are becoming more and more like computers on wheels. Connected technology, autonomous and self-driving vehicles, drive-by-wire and other digital-based systems will likewise continue to force the merging of a fleet’s vehicle maintenance and IT teams.

This convergence of mechanical and electronic systems is dramatically changing the way we think about and deploy training. It is a time of new questions that require new answers: How can fleets up-skill their current workforce and what should they be looking for in new hires? In a market with already existing technician shortages, how and where can fleets find trained workers? Do the increasingly IT-based systems on today’s commercial fleet vehicles present an opportunity to engage the younger and more digitally savvy workforce? This panel explores the ins and outs of incumbent and new worker training in the world of highly sophisticated equipment and operations technologies.

MODERATOR: Micheal Smyth, Interim Director, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

  • Rudy Le Flore, Chief Project Consultant , SunLine Transit Agency
  • Bill Fisher, Director of Service, TEC Equipment
    Partnerships and Innovation: the New Frontier for Worker Training
  • Matt McLelland, Innovation Strategist, Covenant Transportation Group
    Embracing New Vehicle Technology for Incumbent Workers

4:15pm - 4:30pm: Summary and Closing Remarks

  • Reggie Lawrence, Managing Director, FleetOwner
Details

5:00pm - 7:45pm

Networking

Fleet Awards Reception

104 Foyer + Promenade Plaza

Presented by

Propane Education & Research Council

Tracks

  • Vehicle Efficiency
  • Urban Mobility
  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Commercial EVs
  • Connected Fleet
  • Goods Movement

Join ACT Expo and the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) to celebrate the industry’s leading fleet operators. Attend the special awards ceremony to recognize fleets that demonstrate true leadership in clean transportation. Enjoy cocktails, gourmet bites, and live entertainment while networking with award-winning operators across all fleet applications.

Details

12:15pm - 7:00pm

Networking

Expo Hall Grand Opening & Exhibits

Expo Hall ABC

Refuel with lunch in the Expo Hall! Check out the exciting exhibits while grabbing a bite to eat and taking a jaunt around the show floor. The hall will stay open all afternoon, offering attendees an uninterrupted look at the expansive showcase of technologies, fuels, policies, and organizations driving innovation and sustainability on our roadways.

ACT Expo 2019 Press Conference Schedule
Don’t miss all the upcoming announcements and product unveilings happening on the show floor.

Wednesday, April 24th
12:25pm The Lion Electric Co. Booth #1800
12:40pm Mitsubishi Fuso Booth #1435
1:00pm AxleTech Booth #1447
1:25pm Volvo Trucks North America Booth #1634
1:55pm Meritor Inc. Booth #2134
2:30pm Dana Booth #1847
2:50pm CARB / SCAQMD / Volvo Group NA Booth #1634
3:15pm AMPLY Power Booth #1913
3:40pm CityFreighter Booth #1926
4:00pm Trillium Booth #1010
4:20pm ROUSH CleanTech Booth #735
4:40pm Details Coming Soon TBD

Details

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Networking

Lunch in the Expo Hall

Expo Hall A

Join ACT Expo and our exhibitors for lunch in the exhibit hall.

ACT Expo 2019 Press Conference Schedule

1:00pm Capacity Trucks Booth #1359
1:30pm North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) Booth #1963

Details

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Networking

Expo Hall Networking Reception

Expo Hall ABC

Don’t miss your last chance to network with your fellow attendees, enjoy a few bites, and take a final spin around the Expo Hall during ACT’s closing reception

Details

9:00am - 12:00pm

Networking

Ride & Drive

Located in front of the Long Beach Convention Center on Pine Ave.

Tracks

  • Gaseous Fuels
  • Urban Mobility
  • Connected Fleet
  • Commercial EVs
  • Goods Movement

Get behind the wheel and test drive dozens of advanced clean vehicles spanning all alternative fuels and vehicle applications!

Details

*invited

Sean Turner is the chief operating officer (COO) at Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA). In this role, Turner provides senior technical oversight to several of GNA’s largest clients on alternative fuel initiatives, air quality improvement, and vehicular technology. Turner has worked in international engineering consulting and government affairs on automotive emissions, alternative fuels, and air-quality issues for the past 25 years.

John Tiquet is Waste Management’s natural gas fleet manager. Tiquet began his career with Waste Management in 1997 as a truck technician then moving up as a fleet manager that supported the natural gas operations. In total, Tiquet has 19 years of experience with LNG and CNG powered refuse vehicles. From the beginning, Tiquet has managed the roll out of new NGV technology to nearly every site in the US and Canada and was with WM since its first large-scale NGC operations in El Cajon, California. Tiquet has developed all of WM’s CNG and LNG training materials and training courses since the program’s inception and has delivered a significant portion of that training across the US and Canada. WM now has 8,006 CNG/LNG trucks and 133 fueling stations and Tiquet has handled the training at nearly every one of those sites!
Tiquet leads all of WM’s NGV failure analyses to make sure any problems that do arise are dealt with quickly and cost-effectively and are always focused on improving driver and public safety. Tiquet also leads WM’s technology process improvement programs to ensure the WM’s fleet is always leading the way in Going Green. None of this would have been possible without Tiquet’s constant diligence to make the program run and excel throughout nearly two decades of new technology development and implementation.

Annalloyd Thomason is co-founder and general manager of Natural Gas Vehicle Institute. With more than 30 years’ experience in the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry, Thomason is a seasoned trainer, facilitator, curriculum developer and consultant. Thomason oversees the daily operation of NGVi, North America’s leading provider of training and consulting on natural gas vehicles and fueling. Since its inception in 1989, NGVi has trained more than 22,000 technical professionals in the U.S. and worldwide.

Mike Hasinec is vice president – maintenance for Penske Truck Leasing. In this capacity, his areas of responsibility include technical training for a maintenance workforce that totals nearly 9,000, video production, vehicle applications, new product testing, policies, parts policies, tools, OEM engineering, DPF centers, supplier management, procedures and regulatory compliance.
Prior to working from the company’s global headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania, Hasinec was vice president of field maintenance operations for the West region, based in St. Louis. Hasinec was also an area maintenance manager and district service manager, based in Florida and North Carolina. Hasinec served as a maintenance supervisor in Lexington, Ky. Hasinec started his Penske career as a customer service representative, ascending to a lead technician position. He is a certified six sigma black belt. Hasinec is a graduate of Greenville Technical College.

David Stumpo has 42 years in the public transit industry. He is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Public Transit Exams Institute (APTREX), and Executive Director for the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium (SCRTTC). Stumpo began his transit career in maintenance washing buses. He is a certified diesel/automotive technician and electrical/electronic troubleshooter on rail cars. He has worked extensively for public transit agencies throughout the United States and Canada in senior and executive roles, including SEPTA, DART, San Francisco MUNI and CEO of Coast Mountain Bus Company (formally BC Transit in Vancouver.) He has lectured on transit and has published numerous papers. The APTREX Institute is known for pioneering in the field of transit workforce development specifically for Professional Transit Certification of managerial staff from front line supervisors to senior and executive management. Stumpo holds a Masters Degree from LaSalle University, Bachelors in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and is certified as a CTEM® – Certified Transit Executive Manager. Stumpo has been instrumental in developing the SCRTTC since 2004 as well as overseeing the SCRTTC toward the advancement of the “Learning Model” for transit technicians, supervisors and overall workforce development.

Dan Chien is responsible for leading all OE business development activities for AxleTech’s electric, commercial, and defense programs. Chien is an executive leader with extensive global experience in product development, operational management, and business development for technically driven specialty markets.

Chien is recognized for utilizing disciplined, cost effective processes that produce successful and innovative products serving competitive markets. Chien brings a unique vision, blending the latest business practices, technology, and traditional core engineering and manufacturing processes.

Prior to joining AxleTech, Chien led product development and systems engineering at AM General. Chien also led the engine and transmission engineering teams. Chien previously held roles of increasing responsibility at General Dynamics and ArvinMeritor.

Chien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa, a Master degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University.

John Frala has over 40 years of experience in the clean transportation industry working on a wide variety of projects. Frala has been a professor for the Alternative Fuel Technology Department at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California since 1998. At Rio Hondo College, Frala has done ongoing curricular reform and implementation consistent with Automotive Technology Department at Rio Hondo College. He has developed the Associate of Science degrees and Certificates of Achievement in Advanced Transportation Technology; Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles/Fuel Cell Technician Technology. Additionally, Frala has been appointed to a variety of projects including: the TESLA START PROGRAM, the California Governor Brown GREEN TEAM, Hydrogen Highway, Clean Cities Management Training – National Base Instructor for Electric Vehicles. Due to his outstanding work, Frala recently received the 2018 American Association of Community Colleges, Outstanding Educator award, the 2019 California Community Colleges Board of Governor’s Award for Exemplary Alternative Fuels program and the 2019 Rio Hondo College Distinguished Faculty Award

Billy Wang is the senior vice president and general manager at MaxGen Energy Services. Previously, Wang served as vice president of US Service Operations at Schneider Electric, Director of Equipment Service at Coca-Cola, and other senior-level service leadership roles at FedEx. He works to scale organizations to ensure long-term sustainable performance. At MaxGen, Wang focuses on turning around operational challenges towards success and enhancing long term profitability through operational excellence through leadership, systems and technology deployment, new business development, revenue growth, and excellent customer service. Wang holds an MBA with an emphasis in finance and marketing from Cal State University, Long Beach.

Anthony Marshall is a director of maintenance and engineering for UPS. Marshall is responsible designing non-power equipment, which includes trailers and dollies totaling over 110,000 pieces of equipment, and support systems to maintain UPS’s fleet. Marshall advises manufacturers in the development of specified equipment and recommends equipment modifications that affect long-term organizational growth and public image. Marshall analyzes circumstances that affect the maintenance, performance, and cost effectiveness of the fleet and implements resolutions.

Marshall began his UPS career in 2006 as a part-time automotive supervisor.
In 2008, Marshall was promoted to a full-time automotive fleet supervisor, and then, in 2011, was promoted to automotive fleet manager. Marshall held various fleet manager assignments as well as region automotive training manager. Marshall was promoted to director of maintenance and engineering for the Transportation Fleet Non Power in 2017.

Marshall holds a Master’s of Science and Bachelors of Science in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI.
Marshall is an active member of the American Trucking Associations, Technology and Maintenance Council. Marshall holds the chairman position for the Future Truck Committee of TMC.

Alexandre Lalonde is part of ABB’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure team in Canada and is based out of Montréal, Québec. Lalonde joined ABB in 2017, his role includes local product management, technical sales support and business development for electric vehicle high power charging solutions. Lalonde holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Université de Sherbrooke with a concentration in Power Engineering from Institut en Génie de l’Énergie Électrique – Polytechnique Montréal.

Micheal Smyth is the interim director of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), a program of West Virginia University established in 1992. Smyth oversees daily operations of the NAFTC and its member educational institutions around the world. Smyth directs the development of curricula and training programs for the NAFTC and training coordination and collaboration with the NAFTC’s Training Centers, industry trade organizations and other business partners.

Smyth has more than 20 years of experience in program and project management centered on adult education, information technology, and curricula development. In his position with the NAFTC, Smyth has been principal investigator on over 40 successful solicitations and managed multiple projects associated with the USDOE Curriculum Development & Outreach Initiative, USDOE Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program and USDOE Clean Cities Learning Program. Smyth has hosted over 150 training sessions on alternative fuel vehicles and contributed to the installation and operation of the USDOE Hydrogen Fuel Dispensing Station at West Virginia University.

During his tenure at West Virginia University, Smyth has developed multiple textbooks, workbooks and other publications regarding alternative fuel and alternative fuel vehicles in addition to authoring numerous alternative fuel vehicle articles and other electronic publications. Smyth has also given presentations and participated in roundtable discussion at alternative fuel vehicle conferences nationwide.

Rudy Le Flore is the chief project consultant for SunLine Transit Agency, which is recognized as a leader in alternative fuel technologies in the public transportation industry. Le Flore has been involved with zero emissions projects for SunLine since 2009. As the chief project Consultant, he provides Project Management, Procurement, and Transit expertise to SunLine. Building on his experience with the Department of Defense and Aerospace firms, he understands what is necessary to deliver new technology systems and the importance of in-service management. Le Flore teaches courses for the University of the Pacific in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) procurement and is overseeing the development of the West Coast Center of Excellence in Zero Emissions Technologies for SunLine Transit Agency. Utilizing funding from the FTA, the West Coast Center of Excellence is focused on developing workforce oriented tools to facilitate the commercialization of zero emissions technologies.

Bill Fisher is director of service for TEC Equipment. He has been in the automotive and diesel industry for over 25 years. Fisher has worked as an automotive technician, service manager and most recently with TEC Equipment (11 years) as director of service where he oversees service policies and initiatives, warranty, technical training, technician recruiting and customer service training.

Matt McLelland is the innovation strategist at Covenant Transport Services, a premium service provider of transportation services with focus on temperature controlled products, regional, and long haul delivery. In the role as innovation strategist, McLelland works directly with the Chief Transformation Officer, focuses on continuous improvement team, and works with the information technology department to research current products and future trends in the logistics industry and evaluate their applicability to our strategy of providing more affordable, safer delivery of products to our customers.


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