2014 EUFMC General Session

Driving Fleet Value and Performance

Industry experts, fleets and manufacturers are set to address the theme of the 2014 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference - Driving Fleet Value and Performance. Educational sessions planned for EUFMC 2014:

  • CNG - Fact and Fiction

    Hear the perspectives of fleet and industry experts on the facts, experiences, success and issues regarding the practical use of CNG in a utility environment.
    Presenters:
    Nina Kisch, Manager, Transportation Services, Pacific Gas and Electric
    Mark S. Smith, Vehicle Technologies Deployment Manager, National Clean Cities Program, U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Regulatory Update

    An update covering the current focus on infrastructure, driver fatigue, alternative fuels, and how utilities can get involved to influence decisions.
    Presenter:
    Pat O’Connor, Legislative Counsel, NAFA Fleet Management Association.
  • Utility Safety

    Hear from a senior fleet director about the process one utility is using to investigate and reduce recordable incidents, and lessons learned that could be used in any utility fleet.
    Presenter:
    Bob McCall, General Manager Fleet Services, Duke Energy.
  • Tires

    Minimizing Failures and Managing Cost – Listen how a fleet manager and manufacturers discuss ways to minimize tire costs with successful management programs, advancements in tire technology, tire pressure monitoring, and failure analysis.
    Presenters:
    Brian Witter, Regional Manager, SCE
    Donn Kramer, Director Product Marketing & Innovation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
    Mike Hayn, Engineering Manager, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
  • Managing Driver Performance Information

    Get expert legal advice on ignorance vs. negligence, driver behavior, and handling data being collected by telematics systems.
    Presenter:
    James Hood, Partner, The Hood Law Firm.
  • How Do You Do It?

    A panel of leading utilities will share their insight and the best practices they employ in their fleet operations to help ensure success with Staffing, Technician Training, Service and Repair, Planning and Scheduling Work, Vehicle and Equipment Purchasing, and Fuel Cost and Consumption.
    Moderator:
    Bill Doggett, Director Product Marketing & Innovation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

    Panelists:
    Dave Fisher, Fleet Manager, PNM Resources.
    Gregg Doeden, Manager Transportation Services, ‎Arizona Public Service.
    Diana Weaver, Director Supply Chain & Fleet Operations American Electric Power.
  • EEI Executive Meeting on EV

    A summary of the recent meeting of utility industry CEOs on increased electrification of the utility transportation sector.
    Presenter:
    Kellen Shefter, Manager, Sustainable Technology, Edison Electric Institute.

Northeast Utilities President, Electric Distribution Named EUFMC Keynote Speaker

Werner Schweiger

Werner J. Schweiger, President, Electric Distribution at Northeast Utilities, will offer valuable insights to EUFMC attendees based on 30 years of utility industry experience. Currently, Schweiger is responsible for overall operations at Northeast Utilities' four electric operating companies that deliver electricity to over 3 million customers in 525 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Previously, Schweiger served at NSTAR as President of NSTAR Electric, where he was responsible for distribution, engineering and investment planning across a system serving 1.1 million customers, and as Senior Vice President, Operations with responsibility for electric and gas operations, engineering, metering, fleet, training, and investment planning. Earlier in his career, Schweiger held positions at Long Island Lighting Company and Keyspan Corporation.

Schweiger holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, and Master's of Science degrees in Energy Management from the New York Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University, and Business Administration from Nichols College.

Celebrated Olympian to Address EUFMC

Bonnie St. John

Bonnie St. John, who has been called "One of the five most inspiring women in America" will bring her message of success to the 2014 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference. St. John will serve as the dinner speaker at EUFMC on Tuesday June 3, 2104.

St. John, who has been featured extensively by national and international media and honored by three U.S. Presidents, is a highly successful Paralympic athlete, a best-selling author, a television and radio personality, a business owner, and consultant to senior Fortune 500 business executives.

Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing, taking home a silver and two bronze medals at the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. In 2010, she represented the USA as a member of President Obama's official delegation to the Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

St. John was also honored at the White House where President George W. Bush celebrated her Olympic achievements. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1986 and then earning a Master of Letters in Economics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council.

Today, St. John travels the globe speaking and leading seminars for corporate clients, and researching writing projects. She frequently donates personal appearances to schools, homeless shelters, community groups and other organizations. St. John is also the author of six books, including a recent best seller, How Great Women Lead, which she co-authored with her daughter, Darcy.

Roundtables

Roundtables at EUFMC address common challenges by allowing fleet managers to share best practices and to work with suppliers to find solutions. Discussion topics are determined based on member surveys.

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