Created March 2015

Produced for Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

Webinar Description:

Today’s electric-powered vehicles are available in more weight-classes and applications than ever before. From plug-in hybrids to extended range and full electric vehicle options, these systems have proven success in reducing fuel costs and carbon emissions, while meeting the tough operational demands of today’s most demanding fleets. This webinar discusses why commercial fleets across the country are taking necessary steps to reach large-scale commercialization of zero-emission vehicle technologies through the lenses of one of the largest commercial electric fleets in North America, PG&E, and the leader in the development of plug-in hybrid systems for large work trucks, Odyne.

Speakers:

Michael Wilbur
Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)

Michael Wilbur leads the Membership Department at the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) and oversees all recruitment and retention activities for the Association. He also supports the management of the Board of Directors, strategic partnerships, conferences and events. He has spent his career in the non-profit sector and has held a variety of positions since joining EDTA. He is a fervent advocate for sustainable transportation and has been driving electric since 2012. Mr. Wilbur holds a BA in Government from the College of William & Mary.

Matt Jarmuz
Odyne Systems

Matt Jarmuz serves as the director of sales for Odyne Systems (Odyne). Odyne, a clean technology company, develops and sells hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. With over 10 years of experience within the truck industry Mr. Jarmuz has held a variety of positions at Odyne within the engineering and marketing fields. He worked to develop the utility plug-in hybrid system that is currently on the market and being deployed throughout North America. Mr. Jarmuz obtained a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University in 2001 and a Master of Business Administration from Marquette University in 2004.

Ned Biehl
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

Ned Biehl is a fleet manager in the Transportation Services & Aviation department at PG&E. He currently serves as Chief of Staff for the department as well as industry outreach on alternative fuels and vehicle electrification. His responsibilities include departmental oversight of business operations. The Transportation Services department is responsible for a fleet of nearly 15,000 units, garage Operations at 68 locations, Fleet Acquisition and Disposition, Fleet Engineering, Aircraft & Helicopter Operations, DOT Regulatory Compliance and the Fleet Information Technology organization. Additionally, PG&E’s fleet includes more than 3,300 alternative fuel and high efficiency vehicles. Ned has 20+ years of Aviation and fleet background in the United States Marine Corps and has recently transitioned to the Utility industry. He has been an active participant on fleet topics in a variety of settings including the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, the Edison Electric Institute, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Western Energy Institute.