Electric Utility Fleet Managers Announce Conference Speakers | Construction News


Organizers of the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) have announced the speakers for the educational sessions at this year's conference, which will be held in Williamsburg, Va., from June 4-7.

This year's theme is "Inspiring Excellence in Utility Fleet Professionals."

The 2017 EUFMC educational program, will feature presentations by fleets, industry experts, and manufacturers.

The general session topics and speakers (subject to change) include:

Keynote: Lloyd Yates, Duke Energy

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

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: Kellen Schefter, Edison Electric Institute

Predictive Maintenance, Using Telematics to Your Advantage:
Kenneth Calhoun, Roanwood Maintenance Data Management

Sessions are also being planned on key performance indicators (KPIs) and Reporting; Safety, Fatigue Risk Management; and a Class 5 Truck Outlook.

Roundtables: Will address common challenges by sharing best practices with fleet executives and working with suppliers to find solutions.

Dinner Speaker: Frank Abagnale, renowned cyber-security and fraud-prevention expert, bestselling author, and subject of popular movie Catch Me If You Can.

Utility Equipment Demonstration and Exhibits: The annual EUFMC drive through features more than 60 educational and technical presentations by suppliers detailing the design features, specifications, capabilities and benefits of their latest technologies for electric utilities. The event also includes an equipment show that is the site of over 60 displays.

“EUFMC is a great opportunity for anyone working in fleet or transportation. The value of networking with other fleet professionals at the conference and learning what current trends or challenges are facing the industry is invaluable,” said Nick Powell, fleet administrator, ALLETE/Minnesota Power.

For more information about the conference, accompanying social activities, registration, and lodging, visit www.eufmc.com.