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NGVAmerica Appoints Timothy Standke as Director of Technology & Development

Washington, DC – Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) today announced that Mr. Timothy Standke has joined as Director of Technology & Development, replacing Daniel Bowerson who left the organization this fall for a new opportunity in the automobile segment.

Standke holds twenty-five-plus years of experience in the natural gas vehicle industry.  Engineering components and systems throughout the 1990s for IMPCO Research brought Tim to the forefront of gaseous fuel system technologies.

By 2008, Standke had been promoted to Director of Automotive Operations where he built and operated IMPCO’s US Automotive Division, including an engineering center in Sterling Heights, Michigan and a natural gas vehicle assembly plant in Union City, Indiana where IMPCO produced vans and pickups for General Motors as an SVM.  IMPCO Automotive later continued with QVM certifications for Ford vans and pickups, and Standke was promoted to Chief Technology Officer in 2012.

Standke is a 1988 graduate of Willamette University.

“Tim brings unique real-world business experience developing new technologies and investigating new markets for natural gas vehicles to this role,” said NGVAmerica President Dan Gage.  “Impacting codes and standards, advancing safety protocols and training, and influencing Department of Energy NGV research and development priorities are important tasks that Tim will be coordinating next year with the support of NGVAmerica Tech & Development Committee members.”

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NGVAmerica is a national organization of over 200 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane.  NGVAmerica member companies produce, distribute, and market natural gas and biomethane across North America, manufacture and service natural gas vehicles, engines, and equipment, and operate fleets powered by clean-burning gaseous fuels.  Find out more at: