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“Women in Green Forum” To Spotlight Meeting the Challenge of Clean Diesel
August 28, 2012 // Diesel Technology Forum
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Contact: Steve Hansen (301) 668-7230 shansen@dieselforum.org

Panel to include Tana Utley (Caterpillar), Vickie Patton (Environmental Defense Fund) And Moderator Sarah Backhouse (Future360)

Santa Monica, CA - The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2012 “Women in Green Forum” during its 3rd annual gathering of female environmental leaders ranging from corporate sustainability officers to academic researchers to technology developers.

The Women in Green Forum, which is being held in Santa Monica, CA on August 28th- and 29th, will also include participation from regulatory agencies involved in developing the policies and legislation which will further the development and propagation of green technologies on the world’s roads, homes and schools.

“The Diesel Technology Forum is proud to be an active participant and supporter of this year’s Women in Green Forum,” said Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the DTF. “This year’s agenda includes some of the world’s top international, business and sustainability leaders and technology developers discussing the major environmental and technological issues of 2012 and beyond.

“The diesel industry has been on an amazing journey over the last decade to meet the challenge of producing a near-zero emission new generation of technology. This journey has had the good fortune of having extraordinarily talented women from diesel engine and industry manufacturers leading the way.

“The panel discussion ‘Meeting the Challenge of Clean - Heavy Duty Vehicles, Low Emission Solutions’ will be moderated by international TV host and producer Sarah Backhouse, and features Tana Utley, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of the Product Development & Global Technology Division at Caterpillar Inc. , one of the world’s largest diesel engine and equipment manufacturers. The clean diesel journey has also been an icon for how leading environmental advocates and industry have come together with common goals. Vickie Patton, general counsel of the Environmental Defense Fund, has been at the forefront as a pragmatic environmental advocate who has worked with all stakeholders to forge long-lasting and valued partnerships.

“For the last decade, diesel engines and the companies that make them have met unprecedented and competing environmental challenges to achieve near-zero emissions and meet growing customer productivity and efficiency demands,” Schaeffer said. “They’ve done it by undergoing a transformation fueled by technology, innovation, embracing environmental stakeholders and incorporating award-winning sustainability and community service programs around the world.”

“Meeting the Challenge of Clean - Heavy Duty Vehicles, Low Emission Solutions”

Wednesday, August 29th, 9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. (PT)

Sheraton Delfina Hotel - Santa Monica, CA

Moderator: Sarah Backhouse

Panelists: Tana L. Utley, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Product Development and Global Technology Division, Caterpillar Inc.

Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund

ABOUT THE DIESEL TECHNOLOGY FORUM

The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit national organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology. Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology and represent the three key elements of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, vehicles and equipment, cleaner diesel fuel and emissions-control systems. For more information visit www.dieselforum.org.

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