ACT Expo Announces Roster of Leading Industry Speakers

March 28, 2022

ACT Expo has once again gathered the top industry speakers for its 11th annual event, taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California from May 9-12, 2022.

Throughout the four-day event, attendees gain insight into the products and partnerships that are pushing the needle forward in the decarbonization of commercial transportation. From top executives of global vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to North America’s most progressive fleet operators, the announced speakers include:

  • John O’Leary, President and CEO, Daimler Truck North America
  • Mathias Carlbaum, President and CEO, Navistar
  • Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins
  • Art Vallely, President, Penske Truck Leasing
  • Peter Voorhoeve, President, Volvo Trucks North America
  • Carlos Maurer, Executive Vice President, Sectors and Decarbonization, Shell
  • Mary Aufdemberg, General Manager of Product Strategy and Market Development, Daimler Truck North America
  • Marie Robinson, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Sysco
  • Craig Harper, Chief Sustainability Officer, EVP, B. Hunt
  • Drew Cullen, Senior Vice President, Fuels & Facility Services, Penske Transportation Solutions
  • Matt McLelland, VP of Sustainability and Innovation, Covenant Logistics
  • Bill Bliem, Senior Vice President of Fleet Services, NFI Industries
  • Patrick Browne, Vice President, Sustainability, UPS
  • Emily Conway, Fleet Sustainability Manager, PepsiCo
  • Jeff Wismans, National Director of Fleet Operations, UNFI
  • Lisa McAbee, Vice President, McAbee Trucking
  • Thomas Healy, CEO, Hyliion
  • Craig Knight, CEO, Hyzon Motors
  • Andreas Lips, CEO, Shell Recharge Solutions
  • Pablo Koziner, President, Energy and Commercial, Nikola Motor Company
  • Lining Zhou, President & Co-Founder, Coulomb Solutions (CATL)
  • Aaron Gillmore, CEO, WAVE
  • Çetin Meriçli, CEO & Co-Founder, Locomation
  • Charlie Jatt, Head of Commercial Trucking, Waymo

“The petroleum-based transportation sector is in the early stages of a complete transformation to zero emissions and low carbon fuels,” noted Erik Neandross, CEO at Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), the producers of ACT Expo. “From start-ups to long-established global brands, the innovators, risk takers, and executives leading this change will be assembled in Long Beach to showcase the critical trends in the market today, and tomorrow.”

The fleet-focused ACT Expo agenda will include sessions on the availability of ultra-low and zero-emission vehicles and technologies; increased availability and consumption of renewable low carbon fuels; financial incentives, policies, regulations, and other initiatives to rapidly expand clean fueling and charging infrastructure; the rapid acceleration in corporate sustainability commitments; and more.

“From record high petroleum fuel prices, to proposed SEC regulations on corporate greenhouse gas emissions, tens of billions of dollars of public and private sector clean transportation investment, and more – significant forces continue to accelerate this market transformation,” added Neandross. “ACT Expo is the one-stop-shop for today’s transportation executives to catch up on the key industry trends, technologies, and actions being taken by today’s industry leaders.”

ACT Expo will feature dozens of product debuts and major industry announcements, as well as showcase advanced vehicles spanning all weight classes, applications, and fuel types — battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell, propane, and natural gas vehicles, along with autonomous and connected technologies and renewable fuels. Hundreds of clean commercial vehicles and fueling products will be on display in the expo hall, and in the two-day Ride & Drive. Participants will also be the first to learn about the major market trends and clean vehicle adoption plans of fleets across North America with the onsite launch of the 2022 State of Sustainable Fleets report.

Fleet operators can take advantage of special registration prices for both full conference and expo hall only passes. For more information and to register, visit www.actexpo.com.