NGVAmerica has named Daniel Bowerson as the organization’s new Director of Technology & Development. Bowerson will lead NGVAmerica programs that are related to industry technology, research priorities, best practices, and codes and standards development for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and fueling infrastructure. The position will serve a critical function for NGVAmerica members in supporting the continued quality, safety and technological advancement of vehicles powered by clean-burning, domestic natural gas.
“Dan brings strong expertise to this important role that will provide added value to NGVAmerica members,” said Matthew Godlewski, President of NGVAmerica. “We’re fortunate to have someone of Dan’s calibre take on a leadership position to expand cooperation and coordination with key stakeholders around the shared technology and development goals of the industry.”
Prior to assuming this role, Bowerson held key positions and gained significant experience around engineering and safety issues related to NGVs. Most recently, he held a position at FCA US, LLC (formerly Chrysler Group, LLC) as the Technical Specialist in alternative fuels and, most notably, was responsible for launching the CNG fuel system on the RAM 2500 CNG. Prior to joining FCA, Bowerson worked at Roush Industries as the Senior Powertrain Design Engineer. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University and is pursuing an M.S. in Engineering Management at the University of Michigan.
The Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) has coordinated many of the key technology and development functions for the NGV industry over the years and was originally part of NGVAmerica. With the retirement of CVEF’s leadership, the NGVAmerica and CVEF boards sought to preserve CVEF’s important body of work through the creation of Bowerson’s position within NGVAmerica.
“CVEF has done valuable work on behalf of the industry over the years and it’s only logical that as the industry’s national trade association, NGVAmerica should resume the key functions and critical leadership CVEF has provided for the marketplace,” said Ron Eickelman, NGVAmerica Chair and Executive Director of Agility Fuels.
NGVAmerica is an Affiliated Association of NGV Global. NGVAmerica’s 2015 North American NGV Conference & Expo will take place in Denver, Colorado from September 15–17.