Two Industry Executives Elected to NGVAmerica Board of Directors
Landi Renzo / Piedmont Natural Gas Move to Leadership Status in Organization
Washington, DC – NGVAmerica announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. Paul Shaffer, Executive Vice President of Landi Renzo USA, and David Nestor, Director of Compressed Natural Gas for Piedmont Natural Gas, were elected during the organization’s recent quarterly Board meeting.
“We are excited to have Paul and David join our talented group of committed Board of Directors members,” said NGVAmerica President Daniel Gage. “Paul’s career-long experience in the light-duty and work truck segments and David’s deep background in the distribution and gas utility sector broaden the expertise on our leadership team. And their ascension to our Board demonstrates Landi Renzo’s and Piedmont’s commitment to clean, low/no carbon transportation.”
Paul Shaffer is the Executive Vice President for Landi Renzo USA. Paul began his alternative fuel career in 1997 as an Air Force Captain, managing a program involving more than 800 vehicles deployed to 37 Air Force locations. Paul later joined Bachman NGV, which became BAF Technologies, where he was instrumental in securing the first Ford QVM designation for Ford’s OEM CNG program in 2010. In 2013, Westport acquired BAF Technologies and, as Managing Director, oversaw the North American DOEM business for both BAF Technologies, Westport, and eventually IMPCO after the merger in 2016. Paul is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a degree in Industrial Technology. As an industry expert, Paul writes quarterly articles for FordPros magazine specifically aimed at alternative fuel technology.
Landi Renzo is the global leader in offering alternative fuel systems for the automotive industry. Founded in 1954, Landi Renzo has developed extensive OEM and after-market relationships that have driven deployment of clean technology in 70 countries with over 50 million vehicles running on alternative fuel. With the entrance of Landi Renzo into the United States market ten years ago, Andrea Landi led the company to secure an OEM relationship with Ford as a QVM System Developer for CNG products. Landi Renzo USA, located in Torrance, California, is the only Ford QVM System Developer residing in the critical California market.
The Landi Renzo Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) products range from light-duty to medium-duty commercial vehicles. In fact, the Next Generation CNG products are some of the most impressive to date with strong collaboration between Ford and Landi Renzo USA. With the launch of the all-new Ford 7.3L product, Landi Renzo looks forward to the continued deployment of low NOx CNG products to commercial fleets across the country.
David Nestor is an energy professional with a diverse background working in both the private and public sectors. He has worked with Piedmont Natural Gas for more than 11 years and in his current role, he is responsible for new business development and the safe, reliable operations of Piedmont’s public CNG stations. He also manages developers’ requests for the evaluation and feasibility of renewable natural gas injection into Piedmont’s pipeline infrastructure. David is involved with the Gas Technology Institute and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He earned his mechanical engineering degree from the University of South Carolina.
Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, is an energy services company whose principal business is the distribution of natural gas to more than 1 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The company also supplies natural gas to power plants. Piedmont is routinely recognized by J.D. Power for excellent customer satisfaction, and has been named by Cogent Reports as one of the most trusted utility brands in the U.S.
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.
NGVAmerica is a national organization of over 200 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane. NGVAmerica member companies produce, distribute, and market natural gas and biomethane across North America, manufacture and service natural gas vehicles, engines, and equipment, and operate fleets powered by clean-burning gaseous fuels. Find out more at: www.ngvamerica.org.