NGVA Europe Appoints New Secretary General

| Europe, Brussels

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 and Canada

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

| Spain, Barcelona

Luis 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

| USA, Denver CO | Source: NGVAmerica

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

| Norway, Fornebu | Source: IGU Magazine

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

| Sweden, Stockholm
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

| USA, Santa Ana CA

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 »

NGV Achievement Awards Presented in USA

| USA, Denver CO | Source: NGVAmerica
Governors Hickenlooper and Fallin with Ford CNG truck

Governors Hickenlooper and Fallin initiated a multi-state NGV procurement in 2012

As a precursor to the official opening of its 2015 conference and exhibition, NGVAmerica held its annual awards ceremony to honor national innovators and early adopters for their outstanding leadership, vision and innovation to advance natural gas as a transportation fuel. Each recipient was awarded a 2015 NGV Achievement Award by NGVAmerica President Matthew Godlewski. Read more »