January 23, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Richard Kolodziej has announced that he will be retiring as president of NGVAmerica. Kolodziej, 67, has been the organization’s president since 1995.
“It has been an honor and privilege to lead NGVAmerica during these past 18 years,” said Kolodziej. “NGVs have gone from a niche application to a recognized and essential part of America’s transportation system. Today, the NGV industry is poised for historic growth in both traditional on-road markets and new non-road markets—like off-road, marine and rail. I believe now is the right time for NGVAmerica’s transition to new staff leadership to position the association to serve the needs of this rapidly expanding industry.”
“Rich has done an extraordinary job as leader and spokesman for the NGV industry,” said Ronald Eickelman, chairman of NGVAmerica and president of Agility Fuel Systems. “The industry has seen tremendous growth during these past two decades, and Rich has been instrumental in helping drive that expansion and successfully leading the association through this evolution.”
The NGVAmerica Board of Directors has initiated an executive search for a new president. Kolodziej will remain as president until the new president is selected, and then stay on as an adviser to ensure an orderly transition.
NGVAmerica is the national organization driving the use of natural gas as a clean, domestic, safe and abundant transportation fuel. The organization represents more than 230 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations interested in the promotion and use of natural gas in transportation. For more information about NGVAmerica, visit www.ngvamerica.org.