EUFMC General Session

Inspiring Excellence in Utility Fleet Professionals

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 2017, EUFMC presenters will focus on Inspiring Excellence in Utility Fleet Professionals.

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.

On the 2017 General Session agenda are the following:

EUFMC Keynote Speaker: Lloyd Yates, Executive Vice President of Customer and Delivery Operations, Duke Energy

Lloyd Yates
  • Lloyd Yates, Executive Vice President of Customer and Delivery Operations, Duke Energy, will serve as the keynote speaker during the 2017 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference.

    With more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, at Duke Energy, Yates is responsible for customer-facing operations, the company's electric distribution system, and planning for grid investments.

    He also serves as president of Duke Energy's Carolinas Region, with responsibility for the profit/loss, strategic direction and performance of the company's regulated utilities in North and South Carolina.

Regulatory & Legislative Update

  • Pat O'Connor, NAFA Fleet Management Association

ANSI A92.2 Update

  • James Christian, Time Manufacturing

Safety Systems for Fleet Vehicles

  • Mark Melletat, Meritor WABCO
    Fred Andersky, Bendix
    Karen Garrett, Freightliner

Safety: Fatigue Risk Management

  • Silvano Angelone, Caterpillar Inc

Innovation Driven By Safety

  • Joe Suarez, Florida Power & Light

Legal Issues: How to Beat Me in a Truck-Crash Case

  • Jeff Burns, Dollar, Burns & Becker

Challenges: Technician Training, Development & Retention

  • Ana Sarver, PG & E
    Frank Nogales, Arizona Public Service Company

Fleet Electrification

  • Steve Rosenstock, Edison Electric Institute

Predictive Maintenance: Using Telematics to Your Advantage

  • Kenneth Calhoun, Roanwood Maintenance Data Management

KPIs and Reporting

  • Jim Labudde, Entergy
    Arun Chickmenahalli, Georgia Power
    Kyle Jones, Consumers Energy

2019 FASB Rule Change: How it May Affect Fleet Leasing Decisions

  • Jeffrey Lezinski, Odessa Technologies

EUFMC Dinner Speaker

Frank Abagnale
  • Frank Abagnale, renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert and bestselling author and subject of Catch Me If You Can will address EUFMC as the featured dinner speaker during the 2017 conference.
    One of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, Abagnale's rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 45 years ago when he was known as one of the world's most famous confidence men, depicted graphically in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, a film of which was also made.
    Apprehended by the French police when he was 21 years old, Abagnale served time in the French, Swedish and U. S. prison systems. After five years he was released on the condition that he would help the federal government, without remuneration, by teaching and assisting federal law enforcement agencies. Abagnale has now been associated with the FBI for over four decades and more than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs.


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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