2023 Summit Agenda
Better than Zero

All sessions open to all NGVAmerica conference participants unless otherwise noted.

Agenda subject to change.

NGV23 is the only dedicated natural gas in transportation alternative fuels conference and show focused on the North American market.  On-road, off-road and everything in between will be featured, from traditional freight, refuse, and transit applications to growing marine, rail, and construction use. 

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Monday, October 23rd

Available, Affordable, & Fuelable


Registration Desk Open

8am to 9am

Breakfast Available

Sponsored by

9am to 9:30am

Call to Order & Welcome
Daniel Gage, President, NGVAmerica

Chairman’s Message
Mitchell Pratt, Chairman, NGVAmerica and Chief Technology Development Officer, Clean Energy; Chief Executive Officer, Rimere

9:30am to 10:10am

15L Update from Cummins
Hear from Cummins about production and availability, certifications, efficiency, performance test results, and preliminary fleet feedback for its new 15L X15N™ engine

Puneet Jhawar, General Manager – Global Spark Ignited business, Cummins Inc.

Sponsored by

10:10am to 10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am to 12pm

Experiences of Cummins 15L Trial Fleets
Hear directly from fleets currently demonstrating the new Cummins 15L X15N™ engine

Ryan L. Bankerd, Director of Automotive Environmental, Regulatory Compliance & Special Projects, UPS
Puneet Jhawar, General Manager – Global Spark Ignited business, Cummins Inc.
Ryan Kocher, Director of Emerging Equipment Technology, Knight-Swift Transportation
Kevin Lambert, Motorized Equipment and Permit Manager, Groupe Robert
Mark Matheson, President and CEO, Matheson Inc.
Danny Susdorf, P.E., Operations and Project Manager, National Ready Mixed Concrete Co., Inc.

Moderated by Moderated by Chad Lindholm, Senior Vice President, Clean Energy

12pm to 1pm

Lunch Available

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1pm to 5pm

Networking Afternoon

Optional Golf Outing
Rancho Bernardo Inn Course
Pre-registration required

Sponsored by

Ride Along Experience
Rancho Bernardo Inn Front Lot
Pre-registration required

Supported by



6pm to 7:30pm

Welcome Reception
Bernardo Patio

Sponsored by

Tuesday, October 24th
Plot your Path


Registration Desk Opens

8am to 9am

Breakfast Available

9am to 4pm

Optional Ride and Drive
Pre-registration required

9am to 10:30am

Order Away and Spec It Right

Hear from OEM representatives, manufacturer sales and service specialists, and experienced NGV fleets about available natural gas engine options, applications, and upcoming order books as well as specification best practices, including realistic fuel system needs and range realities by application.

Sarah Abernethy, Powertrain Marketing Manager, Kenworth Truck Company
Eric Bippus, Executive Vice President of Sales and Systems Development, Hexagon Agility
Brett Lindsay, Director of Sales & Marketing, N.A., Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies
Brett Manahl, General Manager, Rush Truck Center – San Diego
William Ong, Technical Support Manager, Cummins Inc.
Tom Swenson, President, California NGV Partnership and Director – Global Regulatory Affairs, Cummins Inc.

Moderated by Daniel Gage, President, NGVAmerica

Sponsored by

10:30am to 10:50am

Networking Break

Sponsored by

10:50am to 11:30am

We’ve Got Your Back: Real Service-Ready Fleet Support
Hear from truck dealers, distributors, parts suppliers, servicers, maintenance providers about how they are preparing for new market entrants and added fleet customers

R. Eric Bevevino, Senior Director, US Channel Partner & Heavy Duty Sales, Valvoline Global
Matt Gutschow, Director of Customer Service Programs, Hexagon Agility Fleetcare
William Ong, Technical Support Manager, Cummins Inc.
Jared Rifenbary, Business Development Manager, Chevron/Beyond6

Moderated by Mike Zimmerman, General Manager, Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies

Sponsored by

11:30am to 12:30pm

Preparing Your Team
Hear concise 10-minute presentations from codes/standards, facility modification, tech and driver training, and fueling safety experts on your most important transition need-to-knows

Shaun Lagos, Vice President of Engineering and Construction, Clean Energy
Leo Thomason, Executive Director/Co-Founder, AFVi
Marty Tufte, Incoming Chair, NGVAmerica and Corporate Fleet Director, WM
Chip Wertz, Director, Fleet Services Infrastructure Team, WM

Moderated by Annalloyd Thomason, CEO/Co-Founder, AFVi

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12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lunch Available

Sponsored by

1:30pm to 2pm

RNG: What is it? Where do I get it? Why do I want it?
Hear about the financial and emissions benefits of RNG fueling, including how RNG is sourced and how increasing production and supply will meet growing on-road demand

Jeffrey Clarke, Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs, General Counsel, NGVAmerica
Nuray Elci, General Manager, Renewables, Chevron/Beyond6
Tyler Henn, Vice President & General Manager, Renewables, Clean Energy

Sponsored by


2pm to 2:45pm

Fueling Infrastructure and ROI
Hear from fuel retailers about fueling infrastructure, future plans, RNG availability and what inputs to use to most accurately analyze a fleet’s return on investment

Adam Comora, Co-CEO, OPAL Fuels
Chad Lindholm, Senior Vice President, Clean Energy
Shawn Murphy, Global Engineering Manager, Downstream LNG & Low Carbon Solutions, Shell
Adam Richey, Senior Business Development Specialist, Renewables, Chevron/Beyond6
Marc Rowe, General Manager, Fuel Sales, Trillium Energy Solutions

Moderated by Jeffrey Clarke, Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs, General Counsel, NGVAmerica

Sponsored by

2:45pm to 3pm

Networking Break

3pm to 4pm

Planning Your RNG Transition from Their Lessons Learned
Hear from experienced natural gas fleet professionals about what they did right, what they did wrong, and what they would do differently if starting their fleet transition today.

Jason Clegg, Fleet Projects & Training Administrator, ACE Recycling & Disposal
Dave Clevenger, SVP of Operations Fleet/DC Maintenance, City Furniture
Steve Lode, President, National Ready Mixed Concrete Co., Inc.
Rich Mulder, Vice President, Ozinga Renewable Energy Logistics
Mike Salassa, Business Development Manager, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Moderated by Marty Tufte, Incoming Chair, NGVAmerica and Corporate Fleet Director, WM

Sponsored by

4:30pm to 6pm

NGVAmerica Political Leadership Council Meeting & Reception
PLC Members Only

6pm to 8pm

NGVAmerica Annual Awards and Networking Reception
Santiago Courtyard

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Wednesday, October 25th
Planning & Policy

8am to 9am Breakfast Available
9am to 12:30pm

2023 NGVAmerica Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting

Open to all NGVAmerica members and invited guests.


Golf Outing

Join industry and NGV fleet colleagues at our annual golf outing on Monday afternoon on Rancho Bernardo Inn’s 18-hole championship course designed by William Francis Bell in 1964.  Fresh and current, the Resort Course holds the unique distinction of hosting both PGA and LPGA events.  Pristine and playable, the course is dotted with old-growth trees that provide a beautiful sun-dappled backdrop along with a canopy of shade.  Don’t miss the most talked about hole: the undulating 18th.

Per person registration charge includes greens and cart fee. Club rentals are available for an added fee. Full foursome and individual registrations welcome.

NGV23 Ride and Drive

Sign up for the NGV23 Ride and Drive.  This is your chance to experience the latest in natural gas truck technology first-hand on site.  Ride and Drives should be available Monday afternoon, October 23rd and Tuesday, October 24th.  Check here to reserve your slot; we’ll provide more details closer to the show.

91st Avenue WWTP
Designed, financed, built, owned, operated, and maintained (DFBOOM) by Ameresco, the RNG plant located at the 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is the largest biogas-to-RNG facility of its kind in the United States. Owned by the sub-regional operating group member cities of Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Scottdale, and Tempe and operated by the City of Phoenix, the WWTP is capable of processing raw biogas at a rate of 3,250 scfm. Roughly 693,500 dth of RNG is produced annually by the RNG plant, roughly one acre in size; the gas is connected to a nearby interstate pipeline via a 3-mile RNG pipeline.

Waste Management
Waste Management’s Goodyear White Tank Hauling and Transfer Station features time fill and fast fill refueling dispensers as well as a multi-bay maintenance facility with complete CNG vehicle servicing capabilities.

Interested in Being a Presenter at our 2024 Event?

If your expertise and experiences can help our attendees, please fill in the form below and let us know what topics you’d like to talk about.