Former UPS maintenance exec joins NGVi

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Updated May 16, 2019

Duane Lippincott, retired learning and development director, UPS, has joined the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) as a new technical instructor.

Lippincott brings nearly four decades of experience in the automotive industry, including his 30-year tenure in the Automotive Department at UPS, which oversees both vehicle maintenance and engineering.

“We are thrilled to have Duane join our organization,” says Annalloyd Thomason, co-founder and general manager, NGVi. “His background in technical training and his scope of understanding of fleet operations is not only a real asset to our organization, but also a great benefit to our customers,” she added. “I’ve said this time and again – we only succeed when our customers succeed. That’s why we are so pleased to have this proven leader joining our training team.”

Over his 39 years of progressively increasing involvement in the transportation industry, NGVi says Lippincott has held various leadership roles at UPS, including several fleet management positions in his early years, followed by an assignment in UPS Corporate Automotive Engineering as the maintenance and engineering manager for the Class 8 power fleet, and most recently as director of learning and development, with responsibility for all UPS automotive personnel in North America.

“The addition of Duane to the NGVi team strengthens both the technical and executive leadership experience of our team,” says Leo Thomason, executive director, NGVi. “His solid grounding as an industry expert, his unique set of strategic and management skills, and his passion for learning development will help us continue to build on our promise to provide our customers top-notch NGV training.”

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