CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2016 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition today announced that it has elected Chris Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to its executive board. NTEA, based in Farmington Hills, Mich., is the Association for the Work Truck Industry.
“I am pleased to officially join the Board of Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC),” Lyon said. “My background and experience from NTEA and as a fleet manager provide a unique perspective into the productivity and sustainability movement impacting the commercial vehicle industry.”
Lyon has extensive industry knowledge and fleet experience. His career started in 2001 with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, where he was ultimately responsible for all vehicle and equipment purchasing for the district’s diverse fleet. He earned his Certified Automotive Fleet Manager’s designation from the NAFA Fleet Management Association in 2009. From 2010–2013, he was on NAFA’s Certification Board and led its Curriculum Committee from 2013–2015. Since July 2015, he has served as NTEA director of fleet relations. Lyon also previously served on CACC’s Steering Committee. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Elmhurst College. Visit ntea.com/chrislyon for a full biography and high-resolution photo.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program seeks to enhance energy, economic and environmental security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that help lower petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. As one of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions in the U.S., the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition:
- Coordinates efforts to obtain funding for clean fuel and petroleum displacement projects
- Advocates for legislation and programs that effectively promote clean fuels, idle reduction, enhanced fuel economy and other clean technologies
- Develops fueling infrastructure in the Chicago metropolitan area to support a diverse clean fuel market
- Trains public and regional fleet operators on benefits of clean fuels, idle reduction technologies and hybrid-electric vehicles
- Incorporates as many clean fuel vehicles as possible in the Chicago metropolitan area
Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents 1,800 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show®. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Ontario.
About Chicago Area Clean Cities
Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) is a nonprofit coalition focused on promoting cleaner energy for commercial and government fleets in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. CACC is one of nearly 100 coalitions across the country that are affiliated with the U.S. DOE’s Clean Cities program, which brings together stakeholders to increase the use of alternative fuel and advanced-vehicle technologies, reduce idling, and improve fuel economy and air quality. CACC concentrates its efforts on educating businesses and municipalities in the six-county Chicago area, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. To learn more, visit www.ChicagoCleanCities.org.