Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), a provider of technical consulting and training on natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and fueling technologies, has welcomed Gordon Larsen to its team as a new technical instructor.
Larsen has over 40 years of experience in the NGV industry. During his tenure at Questar Gas, he managed the company's fleet of 900 vehicles – 800 of which ran on natural gas. He also served in NGV business development capacities, helping customers introduce NGVs and fueling into their operations. He has earned master-technician certifications from Ford and GM, as well as diesel certifications from Allison, Cummins, Detroit Diesel and Caterpillar.
Larsen was a frequent guest lecturer at applied technology schools including Weber State University, Utah State University, and Salt Lake Community College, as well as a technical conference speaker for public service commissions and National Clean Cities on the topic of natural gas as a transportation fuel. In 2005, he received a lifetime achievement award from NGV America and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation.
“We are extremely pleased that Gordon has agreed to join our team,” says Leo Thomason, executive director of NGVi. “His extensive knowledge of natural gas vehicles and fueling technology, plus his dedication to teaching, will be an enormous asset to us. I am confident that NGVi and its customers will benefit greatly from his expertise and perspective as we continue our growth.”
In addition to his career at Questar Gas, Larsen is an expert on National Fire Prevention Association regulations. He has served as a codes enforcement inspector and instructor for the North Davis Fire Department as well as fire marshal liaison.