Meeting/Event Information


May 16, 2013

Natural Gas Vehicles
May 16, 2013
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Simeone Automotive Museum
6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Natural Gas Vehicles

$45.00 GPAEE Chapter Member

$50.00 Non GPAEE Chapter Member

$25.00 Student or Unemployed Non Member

$25.00 Student or Unemployed Member

$100.00 Sponsorship: Tabletop Display

$300.00 Headline Sponsorship


at the

Simeone Automotive Museum


Meeting Overview: 

Momentum is building in Pennsylvania and nationally to further expand the infrastructure and fleet base of natural gas vehicles.  And for good reason.  As a fuel source natural gas is less expensive, burns cleaner, supports our state economy and is an abundant, reliable, domestic alternative to gasoline and diesel fuel. Come to the May GPAEE meeting to hear about the technology, infrastructure, available incentives - and why Pennsylvania is poised to lead the nation.

We will also have a panel of fleet owners prepared to discuss their real life experiences with NGV's, and various industry experts hosting tables to educate you about resources to help develop NGV projects.  There will also be several demo CNG vehicles on-site. 

After the luncheon, tour the Simeone Museum, a collection of over 60 of the rarest and most significant racing sports cars ever built.  Registration Fee includes meeting, lunch and museum admission. Non-Registered "Walk-Ins" will be charged $60 at the door.

Speaker Biographies:

Graham Barker - Air & Gas Technologies

Over 30 years experience in the worldwide automotive gaseous alternate fuels marketplace.  Obtained City & Guilds Full Technological Certificate in Automotive Studies from the University of Leeds in England.  Developed CNG fueling stations in various parts of the world, including the UAE, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Korea, China and Trinidad & Tobago and across the USA.  Current position with Air & Gas Technologies includes sales, design and project management of CNG station installations in the northeast USA, and domestic and international sales of process and industrial gas compressors.

Experience with alternate fueled vehicles includes working for a European system manufacturer to prototype and develop new conversion applications in conjunction with vehicle manufacturers; and working in an engine development lab at a European automotive R&D facility, helping design and test engine components operating on a variety of fuels.

CNG fueling station experience includes working for a US compressor OEM as Director of NGV Fueling Systems and Process Sales Manager, responsible for marketing, system application, engineering & design and project management of CNG station installations around the world, plus sales of process and industrial gas compressors.  Also participated on industry task forces to develop and update North American Codes and Standards for CNG fueling stations.

Tony Bandiero - Director, Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program 

Tony currently serves as the Director of The Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program (GPCCP), a Department of Energy sponsored organization that promotes alternative fuels in the transportation sector.  Tony has been involved in the fueling and alternative fueling industry for more than 10 years. He works to help both public and private fleets with their transition to alternatives to imported petroleum and diesel.

In 2006, was nominated and elected to the Board of Directors, of the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities, which he had served on for over 2½ years. In 2009, he was unanimously elected as Director of The Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities which he currently serves as Director for nearly 4 years. His work includes outreach, project coordination and educational seminars to develop public/private partnerships that lead to the conversion of alternative fuel vehicles and implementation of infrastructure that supports those vehicles. His project experience includes local, regional and national projects that support alternative fuel infrastructure as well as his current undertaking of expanding the Clean Cities mission to support the entire central and eastern portion of Pennsylvania. The Coalition is to include 33 counties of eastern Pennsylvania and was given the approval from the Department of Energy to re-designate. Since becoming Director he is directly involved in obtaining over $3.5 million in alternative fuels projects with both public and private companies.

During his tenure as Director, Tony was elected by his peers, to serve as one of 3 Co-Chairs to the Clean Cities Coordinator Council and helps represent nearly 90 coalitions to the Department of Energy. He is also on a board member of Transportation Energy Partners, a group that is comprised of Clean Cities Coalition’s and industry partners that help work on federal policy that support alternative fuels and the funding for them.

He has been elected 3rd Vice President of The Traffic Club of Philadelphia, an organization of over 500 companies that promotes intermodal transportation. And currently serves as a member on the Green Fleet Solutions Industry Focus Committee, an organization that promotes green technologies in fleet sectors.

Thank You to Our Host Meeting Sponsors:




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September 14, 2020

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September 14, 2020 8:00 AM to September 18, 2020 1:00 PM

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