NGVAmerica 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.
The NGV Achievement Awards recognize national innovators and early adopters for their outstanding leadership, vision and innovation to advance natural gas as a transportation fuel. Through a rigorous process, NGVAmerica identifies industry advocates for their contributions to further grow the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry.
The recipients of the 2016 NGV Achievement Awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award — Ron Eickelman (former President of Agility Fuel Systems; currently serving on their Advisory Board. Active in the global NGV market since 1994 with a focus on the North American market since 2004. Immediate Past Chair of NGVAmerica.)
Lifetime Achievement Award — Governor Bill Graves (President and CEO of American Trucking Associations, the national trade and safety organization of the United States trucking industry; 43rd Governor of Kansas from 1995 until 2003)
Outstanding CNG Fleet Program — Dean Foods (a leading dairy processor and owner of one of the largest U.S. refrigerated direct-store delivery distribution networks in the food and beverage industry)
LNG & CNG Fleet Program — Matheson Trucking, Inc. (LTL Freight, line haul, postal trucking and fast freight shipments covering most western states)
NGV Advocacy & Fleet Implementation Program — Sheehy Mail Contractors, Inc. (a midwest regional carrier that specializes in providing premier service to meet the freight transportation needs of our customers)
The recipients of the 24th Annual NGV Achievement Awards are now part of a select group of leaders that have had the greatest impact on advancing the NGV industry.
“The NGV Achievement Awards provide an important opportunity to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of our industry’s leaders,” said NGVAmerica President Matthew Godlewski. “The vision, leadership and hard work of this year’s recipients has had a significant impact on the advancement of the NGV industry and is helping others to realize the environmental and economic benefits of using clean-burning natural gas as a transportation fuel.”