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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TONY BANDIERO

tfbandiero@ep-act.org

Tony has worked as EP-ACT’s Executive Director since 2009, having previously served on the Board of Directors for over one and a half years. Tony has been involved in the fueling and alternative fueling industry for more than 17 years. He works to help both public and private fleets with their transition to alternatives to imported petroleum and diesel. His work includes education and outreach; grant writing; project coordination and management; along with seminars to develop public/private partnerships that lead to the conversion of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure that supports those vehicles. Tony spearheaded the expansion of the coalition from 5 counties in southeastern PA to include 29 additional counties of eastern and central Pennsylvania. This was approved by the Department of Energy during a re-designation process. Since becoming Executive Director he is directly involved in projects valued at over $80 million in alternative fuels, with public, private, municipal and utility stakeholders in Pennsylvania.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

MISSY BROWN

mbrown@ep-act



INTERN

Theo Contoudis

tcontoudis@ep-act.org


Board of Directors


INTERIM CHAIRMAN &TREASURER

JAY CANUSO

Oxford Engineering

canuso@oxfordengineering.com

Jay has been a licensed Professional Engineer for over 27 years and has more than 35 years of experience in Engineering & Construction. Prior to the inception of Oxford Engineering Company, Mr. Canuso has worked for a number of construction and consulting firms in various capacities. His work experience includes mechanical, electrical, civil, structural and environmental engineering; and the execution and management of heavy, highway, commercial and residential construction projects. His engineering experience includes component and system design, specification development, code compliance and field inspection. Mr. Canuso has managed and successfully completed individual construction projects with contract values in excess of 5 million dollars. In recent years Mr. Canuso has dedicated most of his time to the design and installation of petroleum and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations for both private fleets and public stations.

Mr. Canuso founded Oxford Engineering Company in 1991 and has successfully managed the company for more than 23 years. Under his direction the company has shown steady growth and continues to provide both Engineering & Construction services.


RECORDING SECRETARY

BRIAN KEELEN

Air & Gas Technologies

bkeelen@airgastech.com

Co-Founder of Air & Gas Technologies, Inc. in 1995; A company that has been involved in the compressed natural gas industry among other services since its formation, and a member of several Clean Cities Coalitions throughout the North East. Brian was involved in the early days of the NJ Clean Cities Coalition and has brought that breadth of knowledge to eastern Pennsylvania. Brian is a well- known promoter, leader and advocate of the Clean Cities mission- to reduce this country’s dependency on foreign fuel.

Brian has been involved with the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Coalition for the past several years and was elected to the position of Chairman in June 2013. He is mindful of the Board’s responsibilities to look after the best interest of its Stakeholders and further the mission of the coalition.

A Graduate Engineer from NJIT, Brian has held diversified positions with some very large corporate leaders in the field of compression and related air & gas processes. He and his company’s experience is unique to an emerging market that requires expert application know- how, so the end result meets the satisfaction of all involved.


BOARD AT LARGE

TOM BONNER

Peco

thomas.bonner@exeloncorp.com

Tom Bonner serves as Manager, State Government Affairs for PECO, with primary responsibility for analyzing the impact of federal, state and local policy challenges on the company and leading internal teams to develop its Advancing Smart Energy policy and business solutions.

During his time with PECO, Mr. Bonner has focused on both policies and programs advancing new technologies, including serving as the lead author of PECO's successful $200 million Smart Grid Investment Grant application with the U.S. Department of Energy.  Following the grant award, he organized the company's grant compliance assessment and implementation planning project and functioned as Project Manager for PECO’s external Partnership programs.

Prior to coming to PECO in 2007, he served as Manager, Congressional Relations for MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company for more than a decade, and as Associate Director of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Washington, DC office.  From 1991-1995, he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as a senior legislative staffer. 

Tom holds a Master of Planning Degree from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.  He lives in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania with his wife, Heidi, and three children.


BOARD AT LARGE

JOHN GRODEN

Parking Concepts International

jgroden@pciont.com

John Groden has over 25 years of fleet management experience. He is the Vice President of Colonial Airport Parking. He began working with Colonial Parking of Philadelphia in 2002 and managed the parking for the Crozer-Keystone Health System in Delaware County, PA for eight years, which consists of five hospitals. In 2010, he transferred to Colonial Airport Parking, which is an off-airport parking lot that has been servicing the Philadelphia International Airport since 1988. In April of 2015, Mr. Groden was appointed the Chairman of the Off-Airport Parking Network for the National Parking Association. Colonial Airport Parking operates a fleet of ten shuttle buses that are 100% propane dedicated.


BOARD AT LARGE

MIKE MATIJKIW

AAA

mmatijkiw@aaamidatlantic.com

Mike joined the EP-ACT Board of Directors in July 2019.  As Fleet Manager for AAA, he brings with him a depth of understanding of the needs of our fleet members and stakeholders.  He has been an avid support of EP-ACT and member for over 8 years and has participated as a project partner for both vehicle and fueling projects. 


BOARD AT LARGE

RICHARD SAXTON

Community College of Philadelphia

rsaxton@ccp.edu

Mr. Saxton has 25 years of technical training experience, and he is currently the department head for the Transportation Technologies program at the Community College of Philadelphia. He holds a master's degree from Capella University in Higher Education Leadership and a bachelor's degree from Temple University in Communications. 

Mr. Saxton has taught courses ranging from Automotive Electrical and Advanced Engine Performance to the Pennsylvania's Safety Inspection and Emission Inspector certification program. He is an ASE Master certified technician as well as certifified through various manufacturers including Nissan, Ford, Subaru, Honda, GM, and Toyota. He has written various automotive training courses and is currently working on building a new Alternative Fuels technician training program at CCP. 

Formerly, Mr. Saxton worked as an editor for Chilton Book Co. writing diagnostic repair procedures for European vehicles and was a technician for Thompson Lexus. 

He is an automotive enthusiast and currently drives an old 2001 BMW 525.


BOARD AT LARGE

CHARLIE STEVENSON

Aqua America

cdstevenson@aquaamerica.com

Charlie Stevenson, is the Manager of Fleet and Materials Management for Aqua America and has responsibilities for over 1200 vehicles and 500 pieces of Mechanical equipment. Charlie's team is spread out over nine states and Charlie has responsibility in both the regulated utility and non-regulated segments of Aqua America. Charlie leads a team focused on serving internal customer's needs. His organization advocates customer views, helps develop and resource internal customer solutions, leads business enhancement efforts, drives strategic planning, and supports merger and acquisition work. Charlie also has responsibility leading safety throughout Fleet as Chairman of Aqua Safety Committee. Charlie has a proven record of driving cost reduction and delivering projects under budget. 

Charlie also is a Program Manager for Delaware County Community College (DCCC) and provides instruction for credit and non-credit course work . Charlie has been instrumental in growing a CNG Fleet and manages three time fill CNG stations in SEPA fueling 45 vehicles. Aqua has been awarded various grants to offset the incremental cost of CNG vehicles. 

Charlie serves on the board for Philadelphia Clean Cities, Delaware County Community College Education Foundation as well as GE Capital Fleet Services Client Advisor Board Member Charlie is a Certified Transportation Professional - National Private Truck Council and a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager - National Association for Fleet Administrators.

Charlie holds a Bachelor's of Science from Penn State and holds and Applied Science degree from DCCC. Charlie can be contacted via e-mail at cdstevenson@aquaamerica.com.



BOARD AT LARGE

Mike Britt

MGB Consulting

Michael has spent 31 years at UPS. He has worked in different capacities spending time in operations, industrial engineering and automotive engineering. For 10 years he worked in California as the Region Automotive Engineering Manager and has a clear understanding of the environmental concerns in that state. Michael has led efforts in alternative fuel projects and technology development for the domestic fleet and recently for the international fleet. These projects include compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, propane, electric technology, hydrogen fuel cells, and hybrid vehicle development including both hybrid electric and hydraulic hybrid technologies. 

 MG Britt Inc. provides engineering and consulting services.

He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Technical Advisory Group to the America Trucking Association, Calstart Board Chair, Clean Cites Board Member and served with The United Way as a member of the Board of Directors in several locations. DOE Life Time Achievement Award Recipient 2017. Retired USMC 1st Sgt.

Michael holds a B.S. degree in Automotive Technology and a M.B.A. in Management.




BOARD AT LARGE

Brett Gipe

Coloumb Solutions

brett@coulombsolutions.com

Brett Gipe is currently Vice-President, Commercial Operations & Business Development, for Coulomb Solutions Inc. (CSI) CSI is a leading supplier of commercial EV battery systems and wide variety of accessory component electrification solutions and engineering services to North American OEMs. Mr. Gipe has enjoyed a 30+ year career in the automotive industry, including the past 15 years in the commercial electric vehicle marketplace. He has held Sr. Leadership roles for various OEMs and electrification solutions providers, and he has worked with some of the largest EV fleet operators and their deployments throughout the U.S. and Canada.


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