NGVi’s training programs cover both compressed and liquefied natural gas and span the range of topics on vehicles, fueling practices, fueling stations, and overall fleet management. Our instructors are industry experts with more than 20 years’ experience.
For convenience, NGVi offers both live and on-line training options. These include:
- Public training (pre-scheduled, regional classes for general enrollment)
- In-house training (customized and delivered live at your facility)
- Interactive, web-based training with real time instructor interface
All NGVi training programs focus on the practical "how-to's" and are aimed at providing you with the knowledge and tools necessary to operate at the best practices level, no matter the subject area. All of our live courses include ample opportunity for participants to share experiences – discussing both real world obstacles and solutions among themselves, thus maximizing the learning opportunity. NGVi’s curriculum is updated frequently so that it contains the most recent developments and state-of-the-art practices in the respective subject area.
Leo Thomason, co-founder of NGVi, is known worldwide as an expert in natural gas fueling and vehicle technology. A professional trainer and experienced technical consultant, Leo helps fleet managers, technicians and drivers understand the nuances of using natural gas as a transportation fuel. Over the past two decades, he has personally trained more than 17,000 students in the United States, Europe, India, Bangladesh, Philippines and Malaysia. Leo is also a CSA-certified CNG Fuel System Inspector.
Ron Corbett is a seasoned fleet manager and technical trainer. For the past 30 years, Ron has taught college level automotive courses, specializing in emission certification, vehicle performance and drivability, instructors’ training, fleet management, critical thinking and ethics classes. In addition, Ron has written several published articles on shop and employee management, critical thinking and business ethics. His background includes fleet operations and management for John Deere, the Nevada Department of Transportation, Clark County and the City of North Las Vegas.
Dave Crowley is a technical instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience. As an automotive technician, Dave’s background includes fleet, dealership, and independent service facilities. Dave enjoys sharing his expertise with other technicians and helping them improve their skills at diagnosing and repairing CNG fueled vehicles. Dave holds certifications including ASE Master Technician + L1 Advanced Engine Performance + F1 CNG and state emissions license. Dave’s education includes Workforce Education courses at California State University in San Bernardino, Aircraft Maintenance program graduate at Chaffey College, and Engineering Technology studies at Mt. San Antonio College. Dave is a member of International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) and North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT). He is a continuous student of automotive technology and alternative fuels.
Pete Sparks’ 17 years of teaching experience began at a community college in California, where he taught advanced transportation technologies, including alternative fuels and electric/hybrid vehicles for fleets and transit agencies. As an automotive technician, Pete’s background includes dealership technician and service management, and independent service facilities with a specialty in emission control and engine performance.
He holds certifications including ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance, F1 CNG, H1 CNG/LNG, CSA CNG Fuel System Inspector certification and State of California Emissions Inspection and Repair licenses. Pete is also a certified State of California Smog Check instructor. His education includes an MA and BA in Occupational Studies from California State University Long Beach and a Computer Programming degree from Long Beach City College. Pete is a member of International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) and the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) association.
If you don't see the topic you're interested in or would like information about customized training, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply call 800-510-6484 (NGVi).
NGV Technician and Fleet
Operations Safety Training
September 9, 2014
CNG Fuel System Inspector Training
September 10-11, 2014
CNG Fueling Station Design Training
September 23-24, 2014
CNG Fueling Station Operation
and Maintenance Training
September 25-26, 2014
CNG Fueling Station Design Training
October 6-7, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
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Our services address the full range of natural gas vehicle and fueling issues, including:
Technical consulting services – Sizing and designing compressed natural gas fueling stations, vehicle assessments and technical assistance for fleets, CNG fueling station troubleshooting, natural gas vehicles maintenance facilities upgrades, liquefied natural gas fleet and fueling management.
Technical training – NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training, CNG Fuel System Inspector Training, Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training, Light-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training, CNG Fueling Station Operation and Maintenance Training, CNG Fueling Station Design Training and CNG/LNG Codes and Standards Training for Fire Marshals and Code Officials.