In the past several weeks, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium’s (NAFTC) Acting Director, Bill Davis, has spoken about alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles at a wide range of industry events.

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NAFTC Acting Director Bill Davis spoke at several alternative fuel and advanced technology events in recent weeks. Credit: NAFTC.

Bill Davis Speaks at West Virginia Joint Commission on Economic Development

On August 20th, Davis addressed the West Virginia Joint Commission on Economic Development. He was invited to speak about West Virginia’s State natural gas conversion standards.

Earlier this year West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin appointed the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) to the Governor’s Natural Gas Vehicle Transition Team. The Transition Team reviews plans to accomplish Gov. Tomblin’s call to have 25% of the state fleet fueled by natural gas in four years.

Bill Davis Conducts Workshop at PPG Industries Fall Conference

Davis conducted a workshop on body-shop and paint-shop safety as part of the PPG MVP Business Solutions Conference. The conference took place September 8th through September 10th on Amelia Island in Florida.

The bi-annual conference features industry-related keynote speakers and seminars, and is open to managers and owners of collision centers using PPG Refinish products. Conference participants gather twice annually to interact with and learn from leading collision industry experts as well as leaders from outside of the collision industry.

During the workshop, Mr. Davis listed several of the safety concerns of a collision-repair or paint-shop which relate to alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

“The workshop participants were extremely knowledgeable about their industry,” said Davis. “They asked insightful questions, and seemed to really grasp the importance of proper safety considerations in working with all types of vehicles.”

Bill Davis Speaks at West Virginia Propane Autogas Association Fall 2013 Meeting

Finally, Davis spoke about the gasification of state fleets at the West Virginia Propane Autogas Association Fall 2013 meeting.

The day-long meeting took place on September 18th at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel in Morgantown, WV.

Other speakers at the event included Rick Philip Squair, Senior Vice President, National Propane Gas Association; Dennis Cruise, Propane Trainer & VAPGA Outreach Coordinator; and Kelly Bragg, Coordinator of the West Virginia Clean State Program.

West Virginia has placed a renewed emphasis on alternative fuels and the conversion of state fleets to renewable resources. Davis spoke about this new initiative and the importance of proper training in working with propane and other alternative fuel vehicles.




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