NGV Global Appoints New Chairperson

| USA: Long Beach CA

Brandon Grote, Swagelok and NGV Global ChairNGV Global held its Annual General Meeting this week in Long Beach, California. The Association, now 32 years since inception and representing the interests of all forms of natural gas mobility, welcomed Mr. Brandon Grote of Swagelok as its new Chairperson. Brandon is already known to many in the industry through his long involvement with natural gas technologies.  He replaces Dr. Mike Gallagher, Agility Fuel Solutions, who moves to the position of Past Chair after serving for the maximum term of four years.  Read more »

Van Oord’s LNG-Powered Crane Vessel Launched

| The Netherlands, Rotterdam

Werkendam - Van Oord LNG-powered crane vesselThe Werkendam, Van Oord’s new crane vessel, has been successfully launched in the Waalhaven in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This is the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered vessel in the Van Oord fleet. Earlier in January, Pieter van Oord was named ‘Port Man of the Year 2017’ by the Port of Rotterdam. Read more »

Clean Energy Appoints Stephen Scully Chairman of Board

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Clean Energy - Stephen Scully ChairClean Energy Fuels Corp. has appointed Stephen Scully as Chairman of its board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Scully will replace Warren Mitchell, who will remain on the board. Mr. Scully, 58 years old, was founder and president of Scully Companies, a California based truck leasing and specialized contract carriage provider. Read more »

PitPoint’s Erik Büthker Awarded Pin for European Standardization Work

| The Netherlands, Nieuwegein
Erik Buthker (left) receives NEN Pin Award

Erik Büthker (left) receives NEN Pin Award

Every two years, CEN and CENELEC (the European standardization organizations) distinguish presidents and secretaries of technical committees who have made an exceptional contribution to standardization in Europe. On 6 December 2017, the ‘Pin Award 2017 Ceremony’ took place at the new premises of the CEN-CENELEC Management Center in Brussels. Erik Büthker, Business Development Manager for PitPoint Fuels, was one of ten selected nominees, who eventually received the special mark of appreciation. Read more »

Argentine NGV Association (CAGNC) Elects New Board

| Argentina, Buenos Aires

CAGNC_logo 2017Last Monday December 18th, the Cámara Argentina del GNC (CAGNC), Argentina’s affilliate NGV Association, elected its new Board. Officers have a two year term. After serving for two consecutive periods, the CAGNC thanked Dr. Julio Fracchia for his dedication and service to the Association. He remains as immediate Past President. CAGNC welcomes Lic. Carlos Grisolia as the incoming President. Read more »

NGVAmerica Appoints Daniel Gage as President

| USA, Washington DC

Daniel GageNatural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) has today named Daniel Gage as its new president. Gage comes to NGVAmerica from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers where he served as Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs since 2011. He succeeds Matthew Godlewski, who recently joined Ford Motor Company.  Read more »

Mujica Assumes Role as ISO Secretary-General

| Switzerland, Geneva

Sergio Mujica ISO Sec GenMr Sergio Mujica has taken up his appointment as new Secretary-General (CEO) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), having spent 7 years at the World Custom’s Organization (WCO) as Deputy Secretary-General. As an organization in liaison with ISO, NGV Global welcomes Mr Mujica and looks forward to furthering the safe adoption of methane-powered transportation under his leadership. Read more »

Hexagon Composites VP Receives CSA Group Award of Merit

| Canada, Halifax NS | Source: NGVAmerica

Norman Newhouse Hexagon Lincoln - CSA awardDr. Norman Newhouse, Vice President, Technology, Hexagon Composites was presented the CSA Group Award of Merit on June 20, 2017, in Halifax, Nova Scotia as part of the CSA Group 2017 Annual Conference and Committee Week. The CSA Group Award of Merit is bestowed upon individual members for outstanding contributions and leadership in the development and advancement of voluntary standards. Read more »