September 11, 2013 12:44 ET

Clean Energy Fuels CEO Andrew Littlefair Will Keynote CleanTechOC 2013 Conference & Expo

Program Also Features a Showcase of Clean Technology and Sustainability Best Practices

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2013) - CleanTechOC, a trade association created to promote the Orange County clean technology industry, today announced that Andrew Littlefair, President and CEO of Clean Energy Fuels, will serve as the keynote speaker at the association's fourth annual conference and expo held September 16, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine.

Littlefair leads Clean Energy Fuels, the largest provider of vehicular natural gas in North America. He previously served as Chairman of NGVAmerica, a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, sustainable, and profitable market for vehicles powered by natural gas. 

"The CleanTechOC annual conference is an especially important event due to the growing focus on energy independence and sustainability throughout corporate America and government at all levels," said Greg Trimarche, President of CleanTechOC. "This conference presents a unique opportunity for business professionals, public officials, and others to learn about the newest developments in the clean technology industry and the sustainability initiatives that will propel our county and state economy in the years to come."

Additional speakers at the conference include Dr. Scott Samuelsen, Director at Advanced Power and Energy Program at UCI, Ryan Baron, Senior Deputy County Counsel for the County of Orange, Cliff Wallace, Deputy CEO for Orange County Great Park, Jim Herberg, General Manager of Orange County Sanitation District, Marc Campopiano, Latham & Watkins, Bob Gilleskie, Regional Energy Program Manager for Marine Corps Installations West at Camp Pendleton, Dan Cohee, Vice President, PDE, Mark Hilpert, SUNPOWER Corporation, Dave Hood, President and CEO of DH3 & Associates, Ted Papagiannis, Knobbe Martens, Harrison Clay, President of Clean Energy Renewable Fuels, Joe Pike, VP Agility Fuel Systems, Brian Olson, CEO Quantum Corporation, Chris Therriault, Skipping Stone, Mark Martinez, Manager DSM Strategy and Policy Southern California Edison, Michel Kamel, CEO MelRok, Scot Duncan, CEO Enerliance, Erron Williams, Senior Director of Engineering Operations for The Irvine Company, and Rich Bluth, Vice President Energy Management, The Irvine Company Office Properties.

Featured topics for the conference include The Coming CleanTech Explosion; Increasing Investor Demand; Military Procurement of CleanTech; the Natural Gas Boom; Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid; as well as numerous other hot topics in Orange County CleanTech. A "test drive mania," in which several of the most popular electric and alternative fuel vehicles will be tested, will also take place at the conference.

The CTOC Conference and Expo is a platform for the exchange of ideas, information and business opportunities for clean technology companies, local governments and government agencies, and academia, to promote education, investment, joint business ventures and networking for the growing cleantech industry that continues to be a significant part of the Southern California economy.

"The Cleantech industry is in the midst of a resurgence clearly apparent in the rapid deployment and procurement from both public and private sectors of new clean technologies throughout the industry; in particular, with regard to impacts from natural gas and energy efficiency needs and requirements," said Scott Kitcher, Executive Director of CleanTech OC. "Cleantech, whether you realize it or not, is already all around you and is here to stay."

Organizations and individuals interested in exhibiting at the conference or membership in the organization should contact Scott Kitcher at 949-585-2988 or email For more information, visit

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