Ryder System chairman and CEO Greg Swienton has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. on May 17
Momentum is gathering for ACT Expo in May, as organizer Gladstein, Neandross and Associates has confirmed Ryder System chairman and CEO Greg Swienton as a keynote speaker on May 17.
The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo 2012 – billed as “North America’s largest convergence of alternative fuels stakeholders each year” – runs May 15-17 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.
“The addition of Greg Swienton to the ACT Expo is an indicator of the strong interest and support for alternative fuels in the commercial fleet sector,” said GNA CEO Erik Neandross.
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“As the first fleet provider to make heavy-duty natural gas vehicles available for lease and rental on a large scale, Ryder is a leader in the alternative fuels space and has made a significant commitment to provide companies with new technologies to meet their sustainability objectives,” Neandross said. “Attendees at ACT will benefit greatly from hearing firsthand how Ryder is expanding acceptance of and access to clean vehicle technologies throughout markets in North America.”
Swienton will discuss Ryder’s leadership and commitment to trucks powered by compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and hybrid electric drive systems. He will provide an update on Ryder’s multiple public-private partnerships to deploy hundreds of heavy-duty natural gas powered trucks in its Southern California network as well as in Arizona, Michigan and elsewhere.
Ryder has also recently introduced a “Flex-to-Green” flexible lease program that provides the maintenance and service benefits of a standard Ryder Full Service Lease with the flexible option to replace a leased diesel vehicle with a natural gas vehicle.
ACT Expo platinum sponsors include Freightliner, Kenworth and Peterbilt, Trillium USA, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and Fleet Owner.
Also sponsoring ACT Expo are Southern California Gas, San Diego Gas and Electric, American Honda, Ford, Hino Trucks, BYD, Chrysler Fleet, Electric Vehicles International, Impco Automotive, Isuzu Trucks, Landi Renzo USA, Toyota, Mack Trucks, Westport Innovations, Agility Fuel Systems, Eaton, and RSC Bio Solutions.
GNA, VP Anne Hellwig, 310-573-8558; email@example.com; www.actexpo.com
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Gladstein, Neandross & Associates CEO Erik Neandross at ACT Expo 2011 at the Long Beach Convention Center