Annalloyd ThomasonVice 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 ThomasonExecutive 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 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 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.
David Futscher is a 45-year veteran in the transportation industry, working as an automotive technician, fleet supervisor and fleet manager on automobiles, delivery vehicles, tractor trailers and aviation ground support equipment.
Prior to joining NGVi, David held a 31-year career at UPS, responsible for over 4,000 delivery and transportation vehicles. During this time, he developed extensive hands-on experience in natural gas vehicle maintenance and repair.
In addition, David collaborated with the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition to establish training for First Responders and Law Enforcement on proper and safe methods to address alternative-fueled vehicles involved in an accident or fire.
Sabrina DoddCustomer 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 MastonTraining 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.
Emily RiosLearning and Content Developer
In her role as Learning and Content Developer, Emily Rios, works with subject matter experts to develop instructor-led and e-learning training curriculum for NGVi’s technical training courses, as well as content for blog articles, webinars, videos and other educational and communication tools.
Emily holds an M.Ed. in Literacy Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno and a BS in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University.
Jamie JohnsonCustomer 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 McBrideMarketing 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 BrewerAccounting 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.