2015 EUFMC General Session

Fleet Strategies to Maximize Total Company Performance

The annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference features a comprehensive educational program with presentations by fleet executives, industry experts, and manufacturers and other suppliers to utility fleets. For 2015, EUFMC presenters will focus on Fleet Strategies to Maximize Total Company Performance.

The EUFMC Board of Directors develops the conference General Session educational program based on surveys and input from attendees. The conference educational program is designed to address the informational needs of new as well as experienced fleet professionals.

The EUFMC General Session format covers topics related to fleet management and presentations of the latest fleet products and technologies, as well as industry issues of concern to utility fleet professionals.

Confirmed topics and speakers for the 2015 EUFMC General Session include:

  • Fleet Electrification: Updates from Edison Electric Institute and the Electric Power Research Institute plus actual results and experiences from fleet users

  • Regulatory and Legislative Update: Pat O'Connor, Legislative Counsel, NAFA Fleet Management Association

  • Utility Best Practices Panel: Three utilities describe the value that telematics bring in the areas of fleet management and maintenance, work management for electric operations, and risk management

  • Fleet Standards for Aerial Equipment: How utilities make effective specification choices that vary from generic to extremely custom

  • Financing Your Fleet: Funding Alternatives and distributing cost to user departments

  • Distracted driving from a legal point of view: James B. Hood, Partner, The Hood Law Firm

  • Safety: Hear the views and experiences of Bruce Bolger, Director, Safety at Eversource

Keynote Speaker: Jim Piro, Portland General Electric

Jim Piro

Jim Piro, president and chief executive officer of Portland General Electric (PGE) will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference. The 62nd annual EUFMC will be held May 31-June 3, 2015 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia.

For EUFMC 2015, Piro will deliver a message based on 38 years of experience in the utility business. The 1974 graduate of Oregon State University first worked as a civil engineer at Pacific Gas & Electric. Since joining PGE in 1980 as a civil engineer in Generation Engineering, he has been integrally involved in a number of strategic company initiatives. He has also served as executive vice president of Finance, as CFO and treasurer since 2000, and was named CEO in 2009.

Piro is also engaged in the utility industry, serving on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute and as a member of the Electrification Coalition, a national group of business leaders advocating for policies that support electric vehicles.

Portland General Electric Company is an investor-owned utility engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity to industrial, commercial and residential customers. PGE operates in 52 Oregon cities, serving approximately 830,000 customers.


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

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