Leadership Changes for NGVAmerica

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Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica is pleased to announce that Mitchell Pratt, Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has been appointed Chair of its Board of Directors.  Mr. Pratt succeeds Gordon Exel of Westport Fuel Systems. The U.S. NGV trade association also informs of the departure of its President, Matthew (Matt) Godlewski and his interim successor, Dr. Kathryn Clay, Vice President for Policy at the American Gas Association (AGA). Read more »

Clean Energy Appoints New President for Clean Energy Compression

Frank-Meyer-Clean Energy CompressionClean Energy Fuels Corp. announced today that it has appointed Frank Meyer as president of its subsidiary, Clean Energy Compression. Mr. Meyer brings 24 years of leadership experience and comes to Clean Energy after serving in a variety of C-Suite level roles such as general manager with Finning International, the largest Caterpillar dealer in the world, and in positions as executive vice president of the Colco and Jastram Group of Companies. Read more »

NGVA Europe Appoints New Secretary General

Andrea Gerini - NGVA EuropeSecretary General Andrea Gerini Appointed from March 1st 2017

The Board of Directors of NGVA Europe has appointed Andrea Gerini, formerly of Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF), as the new Secretary General of NGVA Europe, effective March 1st. NGV Global Executive Director, Diego Goldin, welcomes the appointment: “Mr. Gerini’s considerable experience with CRF’s Powertrain Department will significantly benefit the cooperation between NGVA Europe and NGV Global as we seek to promote natural gas fuel for transportation. We very much look forward to welcoming Mr. Gerini at our Board meeting to be held as part of NGV Global 2017 in Rotterdam, now only three weeks away.” Read more »

Westport AB Receive State Visit from Sweden’s King

Sweden's King Gustav visits Westport Volvo facilityHis Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and additional delegates called upon Westport’s installation facility inside the Volvo Car assembly plant in Gothenburg, Sweden last week. The recognition of Westport with a tour of its facility was part of an official State visit to the Kingdom of Sweden focused on technology, innovation and sustainability as well as strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. Read more »

IGU Secretariat Relocates to Barcelona

Luis Bertran RafecasLuis Bertrán Rafecas Assumes Position of IGU Secretary General

The International Gas Union (IGU)’s secretariat has relocated from Oslo, Norway to Barcelona, Spain, with Gas Natural Fenosa and Sedigas becoming the new Secretariat host organizations. The move follows the appointment of Mr. Luis Bertrán Rafecas to the position of Secretary General, taking over from Pål Rasmussen, effective 1st November. Read more »

NGV Global 2017 Call for Champions

NGV Global Champion Trophies 2014NGV Global, established in 1986 to champion the natural gas for transportation industry worldwide, has a tradition of recognising and honouring individuals who, by their actions and endeavours, have promoted and inspired the development of a significant NGV program or activity. During periods of challenge, such as that presented to our industry by a prolonged low oil price, people of remarkable tenacity, skill and commitment keep pushing forward — these are the changemakers: policy and technology innovators, leaders and visionaries we would like to acknowledge and celebrate. Read more »

NGVAmerica Honors Recipients of the 2016 NGV Achievement Awards

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica presented the 2016 NGV Achievement Awards as part of the 2016 NGVAmerica Annual Meeting and Industry Summit being held at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The presentation of awards took place throughout the day and was attended by industry leaders from across the country that gathered to honor this year’s recipients. Read more »

IGU Appoints Ydreos Exec Director, Public Affairs

Mel Ydreos IGUIGU, the International Gas Union, is constantly working to raise the global voice of gas. Through the “Building for the Future” project, significant strides are being made towards this end. In order to create even greater focus and deliver more strongly on this, the IGU has appointed Menelaos (Mel) Ydreos as Executive Director, Public Affairs. Read more »

Swedish Gas Association Appoints New Managing Director

Maria Malmkvist (L) and Cecelia Hedqvist (R) Energigas Sweden Jan 2016

Maria Malmkvist (L) with Cecelia Hedqvist (R), Chair of Energigas Sweden

Maria Malmkvist has been appointed new Managing Director for the Swedish Gas Association – Energigas Sweden. Maria succeeds Anders Mathiasson who is retiring after 12 years in the organization. The succession takes place on February 15th. The uses of different gases are widening in Sweden. One good example is the transport sector where gas is now used from private cars up to large vessels. Read more »

Agility Fuel Systems Appoints New CEO

Kathleen Ligocki, CEO Agility Fuel SystemsAgility Fuel Systems, a major developer and manufacturer of natural gas fuel systems for heavy duty vehicles in North America, has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Kathleen Ligocki, formerly CEO of Harvest Power, an organics management solutions company, will take up the role of CEO effective December 3rd, 2015. Read more »