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November 20, 2012 3:00 PM, EST
Agenda Set for Natural Gas in Trucking Summit

Following is the agenda for the ATA Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 28  - Fri., Nov. 30 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202. (703-418-1234; http://crystalcity.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-crystalcity/)

Wednesday, Nov 28

4 - 7 p.m., Registration

5:30 - 7 p.m., ATA welcome reception

Thursday, Nov. 29

7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Registration

7:30 - 8:15 a.m., Continental breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 a.m., Opening remarks

• Michael Card, President, Combined Transport Inc.; Chairman, ATA

8:30 - 9 a.m., Session I: Natural Gas 101: A Primer

• Richard Kolodziej, President, NGVAmerica

9 - 10 a.m, Session II: Fueling the Nation’s Energy Needs: A Production & Distribution Overview

Moderator: Sean Garney, Policy Analyst, ATA

• Richard Germain, Manager of Technology Ventures, ConocoPhillips

• Ronald Jibson, Chairman & CEO, Questar Corp., Chairman, American Gas Association

10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Session III: Infrastructure Hurdles: The Chicken or the Egg

Moderator: Gov. Bill Graves, ATA President & CEO

• James Haslam, III, Chairman, Pilot Flying J

• Frank Love, President & CEO, Love’s Travel Stops

• Tom O’Brien, CEO, TravelCenters of America

 

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11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Lunch

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12:30 - 1:15 p.m., Session IV: The Transformation of America’s Energy Future

• Andrew Littlefair, CEO, Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

• T. Boone Pickens, Chairman, BP Capital Management

1:30 - 3 p.m., Session V: Rolling with Natural Gas: An Outlook from Truck and Engine Executives

Moderator: Howard Abramson, Publisher & Editorial Director, Transport Topics Publishing Group

• Roe East, General Manager, On-Highway Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Inc.

• Jim Arthurs, President, Cummins Westport Inc.

• Jonathan Burke, Vice President, Global Market Dev., Westport Innovations Inc.

• T.J. Reed, Director of Product Strategy, Freightliner Trucks

• Andy Douglas, National Sales Manager, Kenworth Truck Co.

• Steve Gilligan, Vice President, Product & Vocational Marketing, Navistar Inc.

• Bill Dawson, Senior Advisor, Volvo Group

3 - 3:30 p.m., Refreshment Break

3:30 - 4 p.m., Session VI: Converting your Diesel Truck to Natural Gas: Retrofit Options

Moderator: Mike Tunnell, Director, ATA

• Lyle Jensen, President & CEO, American Power Group

• Scott Myers, President & CEO, EcoDual

4 - 5 p.m., Session VII: Balancing Considerations for Natural Gas Use

Moderator: Glen Kedzie, Vice President, ATA

Part I: Safety Concerns

• David Hill, Vice President, Natural Gas Economy Operations, Encana Corp.

Part II: Environmental Concerns

• Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

5 - 7 p.m., Reception

• Sponsored by Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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Friday, Nov. 30

7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Registraton

7 - 7:45 a.m., Continental Breakfast

7:50 - 8 a.m., Opening Remarks

• Michael Card, President, Combined Transport, Inc.; Chairman, ATA

8 - 9 a.m. , Session X: The Politics of Natural Gas (time changed from previous schedule)

Moderator: Joseph Hart, Vice President, ATA

• Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.)

• Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.)

9 - 10 a.m., Session VIII: Vehicle Maintenance & Facility Considerations (time changed from previous schedule)

Moderator: Robert Braswell, Technical Director, ATA Technology & Maintenance Council

• Nadine Haupt, Director of Alternative Fuels, Navistar Inc.

• C.G. “Lilo” Hurtado, Application Engineer, ExxonMobil

• Mike Lickert, Fleet Manager, Giant Eagle

• Scott Perry, VP Supply Management, Fleet Management Solutions, Ryder Systems Inc.

10 - 10:30 a.m., Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Session IX: The Business Case for Natural Gas Use: A Fleet Perspective (time changed from previous schedule)

Moderator: Dave Osiecki, Senior Vice President, ATA

• Jim Bruce, VP Corporate Public Affairs, UPS Inc.

• Anna Deal, Coordinator of Green Initiatives, Lynden Inc.

• Jerry Moyes, Chairman & CEO, Swift Transportation Co.

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11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Lunch 

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12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Session XI: Future Trends and Your Strategic Planning Horizon

Moderator: Michael Card, President, Combined Transport, Inc.; Chairman, ATA

• Laurence Alexander, Analyst, Chemicals and Clean Technology, Jefferies & Co.

• Alan Krupnick, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Energy Economics and Policy, Resources For the Future

• Jim Turnure, Director, Office of Energy Consumption and Efficiency Analysis, U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy

1:30 - 1:40 p.m., Closing Remarks

• Michael Card, President, Combined Transport, Inc.; Chairman, ATA