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NGVAmerica Presents 2018 NGV Achievement Awards at 30th Anniversary Industry Summit

Seven Organizations and Individuals Honored for Their Contributions to Advance Natural Gas in the Transportation Industry

Palm Springs, CA – Today, seven organizations and individuals were honored at Natural Gas Vehicles for America’s (NGVAmerica) 30th Anniversary Industry Summit and Annual Meeting for their contributions toward the advancement of natural gas as a transportation fuel. These annual awards are awarded to nominees from all stakeholder segments, including but not limited to: NGV industry equipment and service suppliers, policy-makers, customers and clean-air/clean transportation advocates. Nominees’ disciplines include education, government relations/policy development, public relations/communications, marketing, technology and operations/applications, among others.

“We are genuinely proud to award these hardworking individuals and organizations for the work that they do and the communities that they serve,” said NGVAmerica President Daniel Gage.  “Because of their contributions, we are moving to make communities healthier with fewer emissions through the increased use of readily-available natural gas as a transportation fuel.”

The 2018 NGV Achievement Award Recipients are:

  • Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid) — Natural Gas Transit Fleet Program;
  • US Foods — Natural Gas Transit Fleet Program;
  • South Jersey Gas — Natural Gas Fleet & Station Program;
  • Paul Kerkhoven — Lifetime Achievement Award;
  • Marty Tufte — Exemplary NGV Industry Leadership;
  • Drew West — NGV Horizon Award; and
  • Grant Zimmerman — NGV Horizon Award.

In celebration of NGVAmerica’s 30th Anniversary, the following individuals were recognized for their decades-long achievements in the industry, being named NGV Industry Pioneers:

  • Robert Bacyinski
  • Frank Chapel
  • Richard Cromwell III
  • Denis Ding
  • Michael Eaves
  • Ron Eickelman
  • Richard Kolodziej
  • Andrew Littlefair
  • Mitchell Pratt
  • Dennis Smith
  • Mark Smith
  • Annaloyd Thomason
  • Leo Thomason

The 2018 Industry Summit continues through Friday, November 16th at the Riviera Palm Springs Resort.