For the 2021 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, Essential Tools For Fleet Excellence educational sessions included virtual presentations by industry leaders and live Q&A events.
Steve Carlisle, Executive Vice President and President, General Motors North America
Mark Russell, President, Nikola
Fred Rio, Director of Digital and Technology for Construction, Caterpillar
CJ Meurell, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, Motion Intelligence
Gregg Doeden, Vice President of Fleet Operations, PAR Electrical Contractors
Meighan Read, Fleet Engineer, Duke Energy
The Goodyear Tire And Rubber Company:
Rick Jones - National Fleet Manager
Jamie Redmond - Customer Engagement Specialist
Dustin Lancy - Commercial Product Marketing Manager, Regional/Urban
Austin Crayne - Business Development Lead
Andrew McCulloch - Michelin Field Engineer
Sagar Pokhrel - Michelin Field Engineer
Greg Kegel, Chancellor, Montana State University - Northern
Pat O’Connor, NAFA Legislative Counsel
Jim Abbott, a former Major League Baseball pitcher for ten seasons on four different teams was born with only one hand, an obstacle not too big for him to overcome. Through stories, anecdotes and jokes, he shared how he was able to overcome perceived limitations and achieve his dream. All fleet representatives attending the conference also received a signed copy of Imperfect: An Improbable Life, Abbott’s book about his inspiring life story, courtesy of International Trucks.
EUFMC’s highly popular signature event that provides for unique engagement about electric utility fleet issues focused on specific topics and included live Q&A sessions.
Tuesday June 8
HD Work Truck Electrification
Wednesday June 9
Maintenance - EVs, PM, Break-fix, Garage Safety, Tools
Garage Policies & Compliance
Tuesday June 15
LD & MD Electrification
Fleet and Driver Policy/Compliance
Fleet Financial Matters
EUFMC 2021, which took place live for 3.5 hours each day, also provided the opportunity to network with other fleet professionals and key industry suppliers, and visit virtual exhibits.
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 first year I attended EUFMC I was new to the technical aspect of fleet. My manager at the time introduced me to several contacts that have been so wonderful to work with over the years. The way EUFMC is structured it allows for networking time with everyone. It is great because you can have dinner with several vendors that you work with and then afterwards have other conversations with folks from other utilities or other vendors that you are trying to learn more about. We have had multiple benefits from attending this conference, from getting resolutions to equipment issues to finding vendors that have helped with our productivity level and beneficial cost savings as well as countless relationships built with other fleet managers where you can share ideas, new technologies trialed and triumphed and discuss challenges.
Fleet Technical Services Manager
Alabama Power Company