FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2013 Green Truck Summit will include keynote addresses from Lee J. Styslinger, III, chairman and CEO of Altec, Inc., and Dr. Michael Pacheco, associate laboratory director for deployment and market transformation at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The Green Truck Summit runs March 5−6 in conjunction with the NTEA'sWork Truck Show 2013at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. Exhibits at The Work Truck Show® are open March 6−8. Presented by International Truck, the Green Truck Summit is produced jointly by the NTEA and CALSTART.
Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications and contractor markets. Working with OEMs, Altec is developing the next generation of hybrid-electric, all-electric and range-extended electric work trucks. The company also deploys vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas. Styslinger addresses attendees on March 5.
"Under Mr. Styslinger's leadership, Altec is at the forefront of commercially viable, clean work trucks," says John Boesel, CALSTART president and CEO. "Their equipment provides fuel savings, reduced emissions and other competitive advantages to fleets nationwide."
Pacheco will share his insights into clean energy deployment on March 6. He is in charge of NREL's clean energy deployment programs, including those that affect commercial vehicles and efficient fleet operation.
"With innovations driven by forward-thinking companies like Altec and support from national assets like NREL, the outlook for new and improved green truck technologies is very bright. We are fortunate to have these gentlemen keynoting the Green Truck Summit," says Doyle Sumrall, senior director of business development for NTEA. "Styslinger is someone whose success pushes the entire industry forward, and Pacheco's knowledge of current green technology is unmatched."
The Green Truck Summit offers real-world information on the deployment and application of sustainable technologies for commercial trucks. The event features 24 breakout educational sessions and five general sessions. Attendees can also take part in the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive at The Work Truck Show March 6 and 7, with the opportunity to drive 21 hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.
Join the Green Truck Summit conversation on Twitter with the official hashtag #gts2013.
Established in 1964, NTEA is the Association for the Work Truck Industry. NTEA maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.
CALSTART is a non-profit organization with more than 150 member companies and offices in California, Colorado, and Michigan. It works nationally to foster the rapid growth of the clean transportation technology industry. For more information, visit www.calstart.org .
A photo of each keynote speaker is available at www.ntea.com/worktruckshow/photoslogos/