The 2013 Green Truck Summit features two high-level keynote speakers: a leader in the vocational truck industry and a renewable energy innovator. The Green Truck Summit, presented by International Truck, is produced jointly by NTEA and CALSTART. It runs March 5-6 in conjunction with the NTEA's Work Truck Show 2013 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Exhibits at The Work Truck Show are open March 6-8, 2013.
On March 5, the Summit will kick off with a talk from Lee J. Styslinger III, chairman and chief executive officer of Altec, Inc. The March 6 keynote will be provided by Dr. Michael Pacheco, associate laboratory director for deployment and market transformation at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications and contractor markets. Styslinger is a member of The Business Roundtable and the board of the National Association of Manufacturers. He also served three years on the President's Export Council under George W. Bush.
Working with OEMs, Altec is developing the next generation of hybrid-electric, all-electric and range-extended electric work trucks. The company also deploys vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas. In April, Altec opened a new green-focused assembly plant in California. The facility was built using state-of-the-art sustainable construction and is currently used to produce the company's Green Fleet line of equipment.
"Under Mr. Styslinger's leadership, Altec is at the forefront of commercially viable clean work trucks," says John Boesel, CALSTART president and CEO. "Their equipment provides fuel savings, reduced emissions and other competitive advantages to fleets nationwide."
On day two, Pacheco will share his insights into clean energy deployment with Green Truck Summit attendees. NREL provides expertise that spans basic research, analysis, and a deep understanding of the barriers to broad use of energy efficiency and renewable energy technology. Pacheco is in charge of NREL's clean energy deployment programs, including those that affect commercial vehicles and efficient fleet operation. The focus of his organization is on transforming the market to achieve widespread adoption of more efficient and renewable technology; this includes alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.
"With innovations driven by forward-thinking companies like Altec and support from national assets like NREL, the outlook for new and improved green truck technologies is very bright. We are fortunate to have these gentlemen keynoting the Green Truck Summit," says Doyle Sumrall, senior director of business development for NTEA. "Styslinger is someone whose success pushes the entire industry forward, and Pacheco's knowledge of current green technology is unmatched."
The Green Truck Summit offers real-world information on the deployment and application of sustainable technologies for commercial trucks. Over its day-and-a-half run, the event features 24 breakout educational sessions and five general sessions. The complete Green Truck Summit schedule is available at www.ntea.com/greentrucksummit/schedule
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or call 800-441-6832. Green Truck Summit registration includes admission to The Work Truck Show, which features the newest Class 1-8 chassis, bodies and equipment components from some 500 exhibitors. Produced annually by the NTEA, the event brings together thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Connect with the NTEA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NTEA.TheAssociationForTheWorkTruckIndustry
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