Recorded Webinar: Propane School Buses Stretch Tight Budgets

Recorded Webinar: Propane School Buses Stretch Tight Budgets

Every day, school districts must stretch tight budgets in today’s economy. But the decisions school district officials make in terms of selecting school buses have a profound effect on many critical issues: students’ well-being, taxpayer-supported district budgets, staffing and personnel, and even the quality of air that people in a community breathe.

This webinar focused on the economic benefits of propane autogas, a clean-operating, domestically produced alternative fuel. You’ll learn: 

• How propane school buses cost less to fuel, operate and service.
• Why the propane school bus market has grown to more than 14,000 on today’s roads.
• How more than 800 school districts across the nation are saving 20-50 percent on a cost per mile basis with propane school buses.
• How to access grants and funding, including from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust.

You’ll hear directly from Todd Mouw, the president of ROUSH CleanTech; Ryan Zic, a school bus sales director with over a decade of school bus experience; and a school district that made the transition to propane.

 

Speakers:

  • Todd MouwTodd MouwTodd Mouw, President, ROUSH CleanTech

Todd Mouw is the president of ROUSH CleanTech. A recognized leader in the propane autogas industry, he guides and directs the matrix of ROUSH CleanTech activities. Mouw has played a key role in taking the company from a start-up to a sustainable and profitable business. ROUSH has more than 18,000 product sales to Fortune 500 fleets, school districts and government fleets. Formerly as VP of sales and marketing, Mouw drove the company’s national business development team and marketing department. He has traveled the nation speaking about domestic alternative fuel technologies, and has been featured in hundreds of media interviews and bylined articles as an alternative fuels expert.

  • Ryan ZicRyan ZicRyan Zic, School Bus Sales Director, ROUSH CleanTech

Ryan Zic is the school bus sales director for ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of alternative fuel vehicle technology. He oversees a team of business development managers who focus on growing the alternative fuel school bus market. He serves as the account manager for Blue Bird, ROUSH CleanTech’s largest customer.

Zic has almost a decade of experience in the school bus and alternative fuel vehicle industry with Blue Bird, Green Alternative Systems and Central Bus Sales. He has worked in direct sales, original equipment manufacturer management, along with Tier 1 sales and support. His experience includes technical sales to fleets of alternative fuel systems that are upfitted to existing vehicles, as well as original equipment manufacturer-integrated solutions.

  • David AndersonDavid AndersonDavid Anderson, Owner, Anderson Consulting, LLC; Director of Transportation & Fleet Services (retired), Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Colorado 

David Anderson is in his 37th year as a transportation professional. Prior to becoming transportation director, he started from humble beginnings as a school bus fleet technician, shop foreman and fleet manager for a large Colorado school district. Working his way through the ranks was not only satisfying, but prepared him to take on any challenge. He has served six years as the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Region 5 Director, as well as on the NAPT Technicians National Ability Contest. He has also served on the Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association (CSPTA) as a board member and as the Fleet Technicians Committee Chairman.

Anderson said he was privileged to be recognized for designing and building the best transportation facility in the western U.S. He has been involved in alternative fuel vehicles, such as CNG, hybrids and propane powered for many years. Anderson prides himself in always helping others and leading by example.