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Leadership Skills, Grants & Vehicles Discussed at MEMA’s Annual Showcase

July 19, 2013

Approximately 90 attendees showed up for the MEMA event.
Approximately 90 attendees showed up for the MEMA event.

The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) held its annual vehicle and equipment showcase in Culver City, Calif., on July 18. Numerous vendors brought products and vehicles to the event, allowing attendees to view the latest solutions and vehicles available to the industry. Approximately 90 attendees were present for the event. For a photo gallery of vehicles and products at the event, click here.

In addition to the showcase, Joe Healey, CEO of Faster Asset Solutions, talked to attendees about leadership, prompting audience participation in determining the attributes of a functional team and the characteristics of a good leader. 

Tom Brotherton, regional director of Calstart, spoke about the California Air Resources Board Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). HVIP provides funding to fleets purchasing medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles by partially paying for the incremental cost of these vehicles. While funding for this fiscal year has been exhausted, Brotherton expects the program will receive an additional $5 million in funding, available by October. The program has given out 1,700 vouchers in the past 40 months.

Joe Healey, CEO of Faster, spoke about leadership management.
Joe Healey, CEO of Faster, spoke about leadership management.
Calstart's Tom Brotherton spoke about funding available in California for alternative-fuel vehicle purchases.
Calstart's Tom Brotherton spoke about funding available in California for alternative-fuel vehicle purchases.

Attendees and vendors are pictured here with a Ram 2500HD CNG truck with Maranda M170 capsule.
Attendees and vendors are pictured here with a Ram 2500HD CNG truck with Maranda M170 capsule.

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