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.
Gordon Larsen has more than 40 years of experience working as an NGV fleet supervisor, an educator and an NGV and fueling expert. During his tenure at Questar Gas, he managed the company’s fleet of 900 vehicles – 800 of which ran on natural gas. He also served in NGV business development capacities, helping customers introduce NGVs and fueling into their operations. He has earned master-technician certifications from Ford and GM, and diesel certifications from Allison, Cummins, Detroit Diesel and Caterpillar. Larsen is an expert on National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) regulations, and has served as a codes enforcement inspector and instructor for the North Davis Fire Department.
Bill Marchetti has provided automotive and diesel technical training since 1984. Bill’s technical training experience includes 15 years with Robert Bosch, as well as additional training tenures with Atlas Supply Company, Midas International and Interstate Batteries. He currently holds ASE certifications as an Automotive Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance, Undercar Specialist, Service Advisor, Parts Specialist, and ASE Truck certifications in Gasoline Engines, Diesel Engines, and Electrical Systems categories. Bill is a Langevin Certified Technical trainer, and is also a member of iATN.
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Natural Gas Vehicle Institute is North America’s leading provider of training and consulting on natural gas as a transportation fuel.
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 vehicle maintenance facilities upgrades, liquefied natural gas fleet and fueling management.
Technical training – NGV Essentials and Safety Practices, 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.