Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. As fans cheered "RU-DY, RU-DY," he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. Today, Rudy entertains audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He has appeared on various high profile nationally televised talk shows and radio shows across the country, and is featured in national magazine publications. Rudy received the Distinguished American Award, was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, and spoke at the White House during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He co-founded the Rudy Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen communities by offering scholarships in education, sports, and the performing arts.
Mike Cleary has a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology from California State University, Fresno. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He currently owns his own shop, Cleary Automotive, specializing in high tech diagnosis and repairs on automobiles and light trucks. An internationally recognized trainer, he presents high tech driveability, electronics, and shop management training for technicians and shop owners worldwide for his training company, Automotive Technical Support Services, in addition to writing automotive diagnostics articles for industry trade magazines. He has many years of experience as an automobile technician and manager in independent shops and dealerships.
Clay Siegert is responsible for leading sales, supply chain and production at XL Hybrids. Prior to co-founding XL Hybrids, Clay was in strategic roles at Hudson Capital Group, an energy commodity trading firm, Smart Energy, a deregulated electricity and gas supplier, and Start Space, a consumer products company. Clay earned a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from MIT, and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College. While at MIT, Clay conducted his thesis on strategies for grid-scale energy storage applications. Clay also co-authored an MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics research study on vehicle-to-grid opportunities for corporate fleets.
Steven Saltzgiver is a Manager and consultant with Mercury Associates, Inc. His prior experience includes managing public, private and non-profit fleet operations with over 52,000 assets with budgets exceeding $1B. He served as VP for Coca-Cola and Republic Services and the state fleets of Utah and Georgia. He is recognized for his achievements in data analysis, bench marking, and cost reduction, sustainability and telematics. He is widely quoted in industry publications and was twice nominated for Automotive Fleet Manager of the Year. He is recipient of the Honda Environmental Leadership award, NCSFA Distinguished Service Award and Fleet Technology Expo Sustainable Fleet. He is a member of the Government Fleet Hall of Fame and recipient of the Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award.
An industry professional since 1977, Bob spent the last 25 years of his career in the public sector as the Fleet Director for 2 large counties in Florida and then for the City of San Antonio, Tx. Bob operates an independent consulting firm working with public and private sector fleets. Bob is charter member of the Public Fleet Hall of Fame, a three time recipient of the Bell Canada Goill Award for Fleet Innovation, Fleet Manager of the Year recipient from the American Trucking Association. He has a CPM and CPFP and is Past President of the Florida Association of Government Fleet Administrators. Married for 46 years, Bob has two children, their son is a Lt. Colonel currently deployed, their daughter is an RN.
Brent has 23 years of experience in the fleet management and acquisition industries to include time in the private, public and military sectors with 10 years of work with large government fleet operations. He has an Engineering degree from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. Brent is a second time presenter at the GFX and is currently serving as the Director of the Fleet Management Department for Pasco County, Florida.
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