NGV Global, the international association for natural gas vehicles and associated technologies, held its General Assembly for NGV Global Members and a meeting of Members of the Board in Long Beach, California as a precursor to NGV Global 2014 conference and exhibition, held this year in co-location with ACT Expo 2014. New officers have been elected.
Mike Gallagher appointed as Chairperson
Dr. l. Michael Gallagher is Senior Adviser, and Former President and Chief Operating Officer of Westport Innovations, where he is working to encourage the global adoption of natural gas in clean transportation systems. Dr. Gallagher was, until recently, Chairman of the 60- organization Natural Gas Group of the two-year US national energy study, the DOE NPC Study of Future Transportation Fuels.
Gallagher also serves as Chairman of the Boards of Agility Fuel Systems, a leading natural gas fuel systems company, and the Southern California Air Quality Management District’s Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, and is Former Chairman of the Board of Cummins Westport Inc.
He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Opera Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy of Canada-British Columbia.
Lennart Pilskog appointed as Vice Chairperson
Lennart Pilskog became General Manager of NGVA Europe at the start 2014. From 2010 to 2013 he was Volvo AB’s representative in the association’s Board of Directors.
During his almost 40 years working for Volvo, Pilskog was active in most parts of the world and virtually all of the company’s product sections: cars, trucks, buses, aircraft engines and others. In his position as Director Public Affairs of Volvo Trucks, he was responsible for handling external corporate communication relating to the truck branch of the Swedish manufacturer.
His focus has been international, managing business and development for Volvo in several countries with a focus on strategic actions, sales and marketing. Pilskog has represented Volvo and commercial interests in many board positions during the years and has lived in Libya, Angola and Austria.
The General Assembly unanimously appointed Gallagher and Pilskog, at the same time appointing Andrew Dougherty (NGV Global Board Member and Manager of Product/Technology Development for The Swagelok Company) as association Treasurer.
The meeting expressed its appreciation for the significant contributions of outgoing officers Chair Alicia Milner (CNGVA) — now Immediate Past Chairperson, Vice Chair Phil Fathers (Emerson), and Treasurer Brenda Smith (Gas Advisers). All three will continue as active Board Members.