The 2012 National Fleet Electrification Web Conference

VIA Motors hosted the 2012 National Fleet Electrification Web Conference at the MGM Grand today. You can follow along an archived recording of the web conference or download the slides.


Speaker Lineup (in order of presentation)

Greg Pruett
Sr. Vice President PG&E

Greg S. Pruett is Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, for PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Sam Ori
Director of Policy Electrification Coalition

Sam Ori is the Director of Policy for the Electrification Coalition and a principal author of the Electrification Roadmap and the Fleet Electrification Roadmap.

Nick Zielinski
Chief Engineer, Chevy Volt Alpha & VIA Motors VTRUX

Nick joined VIA Motors in June of 2010 as Chief Engineer for Electrified Vehicles after retiring from General Motors in 2010.

Samuel Trinch
Vice President,  a123 Systems

Samuel has been in the automotive industry from 20 years, he’s been with  A123 for 2.5 years, serving as the head of global automotive sales.

John Weber
President & CEO, Remy International

John H. Weber is serving as President and Chief Executive Officer for Remy International since January of 2006.

John Duffy, PhD Head of Research Engineering
Kenworth R&D

John is the Manager of Research Engineering at Kenworth Truck Company where he has led numerous projects in both research and into production. He currently focuses on development of next generation hybrid systems for Kenworth Trucks.

Debora Frodl
Chief Strategy Officer, GE Capital, Fleet Services

Deb Frodl is Chief Strategy Officer for GE Capital Fleet Services and Global Electric Vehicle Leader for GE. Deb is responsible for the commercial organization including strategy, marketing, commercial excellence and telematics and team member of ecomagination.

Bill Toth  Director, Office of Motor Vehicle Management, GSA

Bill manages the largest fleet in existence today, that being the US Government.

Ken McKenney
Fleet Sustainability Program Manager, Verizon

The last 6 years Ken has served in Verizon’s sustainable fleet program which he currently manages.

Nina Kisch
Manager, Transportation Services,  PG&E

Nina Kisch is a manager in PG&E’s Transportation Services Department. She has 10 years of experience in the utility business specializing in process and performance improvement.

Bob Lutz, VIA Motors

Former Vice-Chairman of General Motors. An avid pilot, and a man who’s truly passionate about the automotive industry.