NGVi is the new standard of NGV training for organizations that truly care about safety.

When you’re launching an NGV program—whether for a fleet, a fuel retailer or a vehicle dealership, safety is your top concern. You’re passionate about making sure your customers, your employees and the general public are not exposed to any unnecessary risks. That’s where we fit in.

As the leading provider of NGV training in North America, we know safety. We live safety. We teach safety. We train the full chain of NGV users—from drivers to vehicle technicians to fueling station maintenance technicians to service managers and supervisors. We also train fueling station designers, fire marshals, code officials and first responders. But we don’t stop at training. We also size and design CNG stations and evaluate vehicle maintenance facilities for the use of CNG or LNG.

Why NGVi

Since 1989, hundreds of organizations have trusted NGVi to meet their training needs. They refer other clients to NGVi, and they come back every time they need additional training or consulting services.

  • We are the only ASE-accredited training provider in the entire alternative fuels industry.

  • Exclusively focused on natural gas training. Our expertise is unparalleled.

  • We are 100% mobile—we train where you need us.

  • We train the entire natural-gas-for-transportation user chain.

  • Over 22,000 technicians and professionals trained.

  • 10 of the top 10 US NGV fleets are trained by NGVi.

ASE Accreditation

NGVi is the only ASE-accredited training provider in the entire alternative fuels industry. This means you can choose NGVi with confidence, knowing that our organization has been reviewed against automotive training industry established and endorsed standards, and approved by peers.

ASE accreditation is a rigorous process, and only the most diligent and professional automotive training organizations receive accreditation. NGVi is proud to be one of less than 50 organizations in the U.S. who can claim ASE accreditation, joining the ranks of companies like 3M, BMW, Volvo and Mack Trucks Training Academies and Toyota.

Choosing an ASE-accredited training provider like NGVi ensures you’re getting the highest quality training available, and when customer and employee safety is at stake, that’s always your number one priority.

Staff

  • Annalloyd Thomason

    Vice President/General Manager
  • Leo Thomason

    Executive Director and Instructor
  • Gordon Larsen

    Instructor
  • Duane Lippincott

    Instructor
  • Sabrina Dodd

    Customer Solutions Manager
  • Kristy Maston

    Training Operations Manager
  • Jamie Johnson

    Customer Service Manager
  • Kasia McBride

    Marketing Manager
  • Traci Brewer

    Accounting Manager

Annalloyd Thomason

Vice President/General Manager

As General Manager, Annalloyd Thomason is responsible for leading NGVi to ensure that every customer’s experience with our training and consulting products, as well as our customer service team, meets or exceeds their expectations. With nearly 30 years’ management experience in NGV training, marketing and business development, Annalloyd’s expertise spans a wide scope.

In the training arena, Annalloyd also is a seasoned trainer, sought-after speaker and certified instructor-led and e-learning curriculum designer. In the consulting role, Annalloyd’s projects have included NGV-related strategic planning, policy development, business plan development, market analysis and marketing plan development.

Annalloyd began her career in the natural gas utility industry at Lone Star Gas Company in Dallas, Texas, where she was Director of Marketing. She holds an MBA in Management from Amberton University in Dallas, Texas and a BBA in Management from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.

Leo Thomason

Executive Director and Instructor

Leo Thomason is known world-wide as an expert in both natural gas vehicle and fueling technology. As NGVi’s senior instructor, Leo helps vehicle and fueling station maintenance technicians, fleet managers and design engineers understand the nuances of using natural gas as a transportation fuel. Over the past three decades, he has personally trained more than 18,000 students in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, Bangladesh, Philippines and Malaysia.

In the professional consultant role, Leo possesses specialized, in-depth and hands-on working knowledge of CNG fueling stations and vehicle maintenance facilities, and has assisted dozens of clients identify and solve technical and design challenges that could not be solved by others.

Leo Thomason began his career in the natural gas utility industry at Pacific Gas & Electric Company in California. He holds an MBA in Management Science from California State University, Hayward, California and a BS in Industrial Technology from California State University, Fresno, California.

Gordon Larsen

Instructor

Gordon Larsen serves as Instructor for NGVi, with more than 40 years’ experience as a vehicle technician, NGV fleet supervisor, educator and natural gas vehicle and fueling expert.

Prior to joining NGVi, Gordon managed Questar Gas 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 holds master-technician certifications from Ford and GM, and diesel certifications from Allison, Cummins, Detroit Diesel and Caterpillar. Gordon is also a certified firefighter, fire instructor and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

In 2005, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVA) and Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF).

Duane Lippincott

Instructor

Duane Lippincott joined the NGVi team after a 30-year career in the Automotive Department at UPS, which oversees both maintenance and engineering. In 2005, he accepted an assignment in UPS Corporate Automotive Engineering as the Maintenance and Engineering Manager for the Class 8 power fleet, and most recently served as Director of Learning and Development with responsibility for all UPS automotive personnel in North America.

As a leader in the NGV industry, Duane also has served on the Board of Directors of the Technology Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Association. He is a TMC Silver Sparkplug recipient, which is TMC’s highest award. His work with TMC has afforded Duane close relationships with decision makers of all the key North American fleets using CNG as a transportation fuel.

Duane holds a degree from Thomas Edison State University in Mechanics and Maintenance.

Sabrina Dodd

Customer Solutions Manager

Sabrina Dodd is Customer Solutions Manager for NGVi. In this role, Sabrina works with clients to assess their training and/or consulting needs and develops appropriate solutions to ensure those needs are addressed. Sabrina enjoys using her customer focused and friendly approach to build long-term client relationships.

Prior to joining NGVi, Sabrina was responsible for customer service functions in the nonprofit and service industries. Sabrina holds an Associate’s Degree in Business from the College of Southern Nevada.

Kristy Maston

Training Operations Manager

In her role as Training Operations Manager, Kristy Maston, oversees all NGVi training events and related administrative and logistical functions. Kristy’s background includes a variety of experience in the hospitality and nonprofit industries.

Kristy holds a BA in the Individualized Degree Program from the Metropolitan State College of Denver, focusing on event planning and promotion, with a minor in nonprofit organization administration.

Jamie Johnson

Customer Service Manager

As Customer Service Manager, Jamie Johnson manages all aspects of planning and coordinating public training classes, from securing venues to material preparation and data tracking. In addition, she fields registrant inquiries and assists class attendees throughout the registration process.

Jamie began her career as an Administrative Claims Specialist for a third-party insurance administrator, where she gained valuable experience both in creative problem solving and providing customer support. Jamie holds a BA in International Relations from the University of California at Davis.

Kasia McBride

Marketing Manager

Kasia McBride is a seasoned marketing professional with experience in research, strategy, and promotional design. She has more than 10 years’ direct experience in the natural gas transportation fuel industry, and more than 16 years of broad-ranging marketing experience, working for organizations both in Europe and the USA.

Her responsibilities include marketing strategy, creative design, website and database management, and market research. Kasia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Human Resources from Poland and Masters of Business Administration Degree from City University, Seattle, Washington.

Traci Brewer

Accounting Manager

Traci Brewer is Accounting Manager at NGVi. In this position, Traci maintains all accounts payable and accounts receivable with a high degree of professionalism and strong problem resolution capabilities while maintaining 100% accuracy in all bookkeeping related tasks.

Traci’s background includes experience in the nonprofit and customer service industries, working in both accounting and customer service. Traci completed her Certification in Business Management at the College of Southern Nevada, specializing in Accounting.

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