EUFMC General Session

Essential Tools For Fleet Excellence

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.

Keynote Address

Steve Carlisle, Executive Vice President and President, General Motors North America

Steve Carlisle - General Motors
Electric Trucks and the Future of Autonomous Technology

Mark Russell, President, Nikola

Autonomous Equipment

Fred Rio, Director of Digital and Technology for Construction, Caterpillar

Safety Technology: Cell Use While Driving

CJ Meurell, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, Motion Intelligence

Telematics: A Fleet Managers View

Gregg Doeden, Vice President of Fleet Operations, PAR Electrical Contractors
Meighan Read, Fleet Engineer, Duke Energy

Tire and Retread Management Programs and Technologies

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

Recruiting and Training Technicians

Greg Kegel, Chancellor, Montana State University - Northern

Regulatory Update

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.

Jim Abbott

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
Aerial Safety
HD Work Truck Electrification
Bucket Trucks
Diggers Derricks
Off-Road Equipment

Wednesday June 9
Maintenance - EVs, PM, Break-fix, Garage Safety, Tools
Mechanic Recruiting
Organizational Structures
Garage Policies & Compliance

Tuesday June 15
LD & MD Electrification
Fleet Procurement
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.

EUFMC Attendees Say


How does the opportunity to network with other fleet professionals have value for your operation? Can you provide an example of how a conversation at EUFMC or a connection you made at the conference led to a measurable improvement in your organization?

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.

Melissa Stewart
Fleet Technical Services Manager
Alabama Power Company