Dale Arnold, Chair
Dale Arnold has been Director of Energy Services for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation since 1995. Dale represents farm, small business and residential energy consumers on Customer Choice Advisory Boards with American Electric Power, Columbia Gas, and Vectren. He has participated in several Public Utilities Commission of Ohio working groups concerning electric infrastructure and gas pipelines. Dale currently serves as a member of both the Ohio Department of Development’s (ODOD) Wind Working Group and Biomass Task Force, participates in the Ohio Consumers Counsel Low Income Consumer Advocacy Group, and serves as a board member of Green Energy Ohio and the Ohio Energy Project. In 2002, Governor Bob Taft appointed Dale to the State of Ohio Public Benefits Advisory Board. The Board governs the Partial Income Payment Program (PIPP), that helps low income customers control their energy costs. In 2007, Governor Ted Strickland reappointed Dale to the board, and he now serves as chairman.
Mary McCarron has been involved with Clean Fuels Ohio since 2001 and is dedicated to promoting the wide-spread use of alternative fuels. Mary has promoted renewable energy and energy efficiency to Ohio’s schools as the EnergySmart Schools Coordinator with Ohio Energy Project. She is currently the Public Involvement Manager at Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and fills state vehicles with E85 whenever she gets a chance. Mary has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education and Communication from the Ohio State University. Mary currently serves on the CFO board of directors.
Chuck Diehl serves as Fleet Manager for Smith Dairy, having worked with the company for 38 years. Diehl is responsible for Smith Dairy Trucking’s 400+ vehicle fleet, and oversaw the planning and implementation of their CNG project in 2012. Smith Dairy Trucking’s CNG project was twofold – building one of Ohio’s first public CNG heavy truck fuel sites, and deploying Smith Dairy’s first CNG-powered tractors. Diehl is currently developing Smith’s fuel doctrine that will have Smith Diary Trucking diesel independent by 2030.
Bill Burns has 26 years of fleet management experience, serving the past four as Fleet Operations Manager for the City of Columbus. In this role, Bill oversees the work of 120 fleet employees and the operations of over 6200 vehicles. Bill has also been an advocate for many of the city’s green initiatives, including implementing the first anti-idling policy and the development of the city’s first comprehensive green fleet policy that includes the use of biodiesel, E85, hybrids, and CNG. Bill is the 2008 recipient of the Mayor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Job Performance for his oversight work of the city’s $27 million fleet facility that encompasses many green energy concepts.
Darryl Syler is the Fleet Manager for the City of Dublin. Prior to moving to Dublin, Darryl was the Fleet Maintenance Manager for the City of Little Rock for 8 years. Syler retired from the military in 2003 after 24 years, serving in the Army and Army National Guard in various maintenance and logistics positions all over the world. Syler has developed policy and procedures for the City of Dublin Fleet Management Division and serves on the Eco Dublin Committee for Sustainability, Advisory Board for Government Fleet Magazine, and Clean Fuels Ohio Gaseous Fuels Committee. Syler is also a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA).
Graham Bailey has been employed with Vectren Corporation for four years, holding multiple positions within the marketing and sales department. As account manager of economic development, he works with local, regional and state economic development organizations in both Indiana and Ohio. Bailey works with both Indiana and Ohio to develop and secure revenue/margin growth opportunities by encouraging the attraction and retention of major industrial customers, through the execution of Vectren’s economic development strategy.Bailey earned his Bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Laura Koprowski serves as Director of Public and Government Affairs for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC). In this role, Laura oversees advocating MORPC’s policy agenda and objectives, including the development of effective methods to enhance the organization’s visibility and image among internal and external stakeholders, MORPC membership, the media, policymakers, and the public at large. She also serves as the lead staff member for MORPC’s Regional Policy Roundtable, which has a membership of diverse interests and representation of the central Ohio region including local governments, businesses, non-profits, and citizens and provides a strong voice on policy and legislative matters. Laura actively participates in several community and professional groups including Columbus Metropolitan Club, Sustainable Grandview, Columbus Partnership’s Federal Funds Committee, Mid-Ohio Development Exchange (MODE), Central Ohio Public Information Network (COPIN), Ohio Association of Regional Councils, and Grandview Heights PTO.
Steve Lindsay, of Lindsay Automotive/CNG Trans in Columbus, Ohio is a champion for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), promoting the four fundamental benefits: Cleaner, Domestic Jobs, Reduced Foreign Oil, and Monetary Savings. Mr. Lindsay’s business background includes real estate, start ups, and is currently Ohio’s largest single point automobile dealer (All Brands). With an extensive background in automotive, he has seen the sacrifices fleets and consumers have made to allow for higher and higher fuel costs, and views CNG as the only viable alternative fuel in the transportation sector. Additionally, Mr. Lindsay currently serves on the Clean Fuels Ohio Board, the Columbus 2020 Regional Energy Advisory Committee and uses CNG for daily transportation
Lou Luedtke, Treasurer
Lou combines more than 35 years of specialized engineering skills and knowledge about advanced technologies with innovative business leadership expertise, skills he is putting to use in a new venture called BerryHill Partners LLC. BerryHill, a technology development company, allows Lou to cross industry boundaries and work in a variety of sectors including composites, advanced and renewable energy. In his previous position as CEO and President of the National Composite Center (NCC), Lou established the Center as a quick commercialization agent, manufacturing accelerator, and business incubator for the advanced materials industry. In 1999, Lou was selected to take NCC from the role of research and development to active commercialization of new production level composite manufacturing process and products. Today, Lou’s vision and efforts are focused on continuing to advance the establishment of breakthrough technologies that have the capability to nurture long term growth for Ohio.
Bill McGlinchey, Secretary
Bill McGlinchey has over 40 years of technical automotive experience, the last 25 of which have been dedicated to alternative fuels. His background is in training and teaching and most recently, he has focused on alternative fuels curriculum development and grant writing. He retired from West Virginia University’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium in June of 2002. He has since formed his own consulting company, AFV International, LLC, and began offering alternative fuel services internationally as the United States. He has completed assignments abroad with the DOE’s Clean Cities International program and authored his third book on alternative fuels, a study guide for CNG technicians. While serving on the American Gas Association’s original NGV-3 task force, Bill helped to establish automotive conversion system standards. More recently, Bill lent his expertise to the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition’s NGV-2 Taskforce on cylinder inspection protocols. He also serves with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) to help develop alternative fuel technician and training program certification and has numerous published articles and papers.
David Emerling is Industry Collaborations Director for The Ohio State University‘s (OSU) College of Engineering and the Center for Automotive Research in Columbus, Ohio. At OSU, Emerling is responsible executing a broad strategy targeted at attracting industrial funding for at OSU in the form of consortium membership fees, gifts, student scholarships, fellowships, and research programs. Emerling joined CAR in November of 2008 as a consultant and join OSU full time in June of 2009. Prior to joining CAR, Emerling was the Program Director for Microheat in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Emerling also worked at Lear Corporation for nearly 20 years as a program manager for General Motors interior programs, leading a team of engineers and designers.
Dr. Andrew Rezin
Dr. Rezin earned a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Education. His primary area of academic research has been focused on industry partnerships with education and their impact on career success of graduates. Andy has served as a Department Chair at Columbus State Community College in Columbus Ohio for the past 16 years with his scope of responsibility growing over time to his present department, Automotive & Applied Technologies, which houses four separate disciplines and serves more than 1,800 students annually. Prior to his service at Columbus State, Dr. Rezin spent six years in corporate and 14 years in dealership service management, a background that encompasses experience for auto manufacturers, local dealerships, and automotive education. An accomplished presenter, Andy presents annually at national and international educational conferences on such diverse topics as change, leadership, and the importance of industry partnerships. He has worked to build and develop a service management curriculum to help meet the need of automotive service education. In 2009, his text, “Service Management: Principles into Practice” was published by Prentice-Hall.
Richard Smith III retired in 2009 from his position as Executive Vice President of NetJets Aviation, Inc. after 31 years of service. At the time of his retirement Richard was advising the Office of the Chairman on the company’s flight operations, security, and maintenance activities. During his time with NetJets, Richard served as a Line Pilot, Director of Pilot Training, Director of Flight Operations, and Columbus Base Manager prior to become Executive Vice President in 1991. As Executive VP, Richard oversaw NetJets’ Columbus operations, achieving 30% growth per year for at least five consecutive years. Richard also assisted in establishing NetJets’ Climate Initiative and coordinated the company’s central Ohio philanthropic activities.
Doyle Sumrall is the Senior Director of Business Development at the National Truck Equipment Corp. He has served as the Vice President of Operations at STAHL and as the Director of Engineering & Operations at Waltco Truck Equipment Company. With a background in engineering and career dedicated to trucking, Doyle’s expertise spans the intricacies of the industry.
Adam Ward is the Executive Director of the Ohio Soybean Association and Director of Marketing and Outreach for the Ohio Soybean Council. Ward oversees the grassroots membership activities of the Association, which includes, but is not limited to, member communications, lobbying, and fundraising. For the Ohio Soybean Council, Ward oversees projects relating to the domestic utilization of soybeans. Among those in Ward’s portfolio – biodiesel, bio-based product, and livestock production promotional programs. Prior to joining Ohio Soybean, Ward served as Assistant to the Energy Advisor at the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority and Director of Legislative Affairs for the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Ward is a graduate of Capital University.