ACT Expo Announces 2018 Speaker Line Up

April 5, 2018

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More than 3,500 clean transportation stakeholders will convene in Long Beach at ACT Expo to gain insight into the mega trends driving the future of commercial transportation, including connected technologies, vehicle efficiency, electrification, low carbon fuels, corporate sustainability, and much more. Throughout the week-long event, attendees will have an opportunity to hear from 125+ industry experts through a series of workshops, technical sessions, and co-located partner events. Connected vehicle technologies, fuel efficiency improvement strategies and equipment, and drivetrain electrification will be key focal points for the 2018 show, set against the backdrop of increased use of alternative fuels, innovative powertrain solutions and economic & environmental fleet sustainability. View the full agenda.

“This year’s ACT Expo agenda brings together the leading fleet operators, OEMs, technology providers, fuel suppliers and other industry stakeholders to share insight into the business case behind their commitment to deploying and developing advanced technologies and alternative fuel vehicles while expanding infrastructure,” explained Erik Neandross, CEO of clean transportation consulting firm and producers of the event, GNA. “Attendees will learn how low carbon fuels and advanced vehicle technologies will provide fleets with a competitive advantage in the near- and long-term.”

ACT Expo keynote speaker:

ACT Expo will give attendees the unique and exciting opportunity to hear a keynote from Jay Craig, the CEO of Meritor, on this leading component manufacturer’s global vision and goals, where it sees the market going, and how it has had to change its strategy to integrate EV components into its portfolio.

Additional speakers include:
  • Thomas Madrecki, Director of Urban Innovation and Mobility, UPS,
  • Michael O’Connell, Vice President Supply Chain, Fleet Sustainability, Frito Lay
  • Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Control Board
  • Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, LA Metro
  • Heather Tomley, Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach
  • Madhav Acharya, Technology to Market Advisor, ARPA-E, Department of Energy
  • Lauren Skiver, CEO & General Manager, Sunline Transit
  • Tamara Barker, Chief Sustainability Officer & VP of Environmental Affairs, UPS
  • Bill Bliem, Senior Vice President Fleet Services, NFI Industries
  • Bill Combs, Director of Connected Fleet, Penske Truck Leasing
  • Elizabeth Fretheim, Director of Sustainability, Walmart
  • Julie Furber, Director of Electrification, Cummins
  • Timothy Papandreou, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Waymo
  • Janea Scott, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • Kenneth Williams, Fleet Maintenance Superintendent, Kansas City International Airport

The full list of speakers and the full agenda are available. To attend ACT Expo, register online.