Zero and Near Zero Emission Large Truck Update - Where We Are Now and Where Will We Be in the Future
Presented by Vincent Pellecchia, Strategic Account Manager, BYD NA,
Chris Bulpitt, Senior Engineer, Toyota Motor NA Advanced Product Planning Office,
and Tom Swenson, P.E., Business Development Manager. Cummins Inc
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM • Networking Session
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM • Keynote
The first part of this meeting will be spent in networking session breakout rooms.
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Vincent Pellecchia is Strategic Account Manager for BYD North America, where he leads business development for priority accounts in both intermodal logistics and transit. On the truck side, Vincent leads efforts with rail and marine terminal operators as well as the drayage companies serving the terminals. On the bus side, Vincent is charged with helping LA Metro advance its fleet electrification plan. More broadly, he also supports government relations at BYD. Prior to joining BYD, Vincent worked as the Associate Director and General Counsel for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a New York-regional transit and urban planning nonprofit. Before Tri-State, Vincent spent time studying and consulting in Beijing, China and working as a bankruptcy and commercial litigation attorney in private practice in New York and New Jersey. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College and a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. Vincent is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.
Chris Bulpitt is a senior engineer for Toyota Motor North America’s Advanced Product Planning Office. He joined Toyota in 2012, where he was first responsible for software development and system validation of Toyota hybrid vehicles. In 2018, he began working with Toyota’s advanced fuel cell group, which is focused on the integration of hydrogen fuel cell systems in non-passenger car applications. Chris is responsible for software development for Toyota’s heavy-duty truck fuel cell projects, including the joint venture between Toyota and Kenworth Trucks, Inc. to develop hydrogen fuel cell trucks for use in and around the Port of Los Angeles.
Tom Swenson began his career in 1988 with the California Energy Commission working with alternative fuels. In 1993, he joined the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management working to reduce emissions from mobile sources, including the development of heavy-duty incentive programs. Tom moved to the private sector in 2003, joining Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls (a subsidiary of Cummins West), which manufactured diesel exhaust retrofit systems. As part of this team, Tom lead regulatory affairs and national sales. Currently Tom is part of the Cummins on-road natural gas product team supporting the deployment of near-zero engines along with some regulatory affairs work. Tom is based in Sacramento, California, holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Sacramento State and a California Professional Engineering license.
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