John H. Davis
Creator, Host and Executive Producer
John Davis, the Emmy® Award-winning host of MotorWeek, television’s longest-running automotive series, will serve as the master of ceremonies and a featured speaker at Green Drive$. Davis is seen by millions of viewers on PBS, Velocity and V-me Spanish-language network. One of the most trusted and recognized automotive journalists in the nation, Davis has been featured on CNN, Weekend Today, Live with Regis and Kelly, PARADE magazine and The Baltimore Sun, as well as local media throughout the country.
More than three decades after its debut on public television in 1981, MotorWeek remains the leading source of unbiased information on automotive safety, fuel efficiency and in-depth car and truck reviews. Davis oversees the show’s editorial content, travels the world covering auto shows and new vehicle launches, and steers the series’ increasingly high-profile efforts in covering green-motoring technologies and the use of alternative fuels.
NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry
Doyle Sumrall’s insights come from more than 30 years of engineering and business management experience. Prior to his current management role at the NTEA, he held several executive positions, including vice president of manufacturing for Stahl/Scott Fetzer Company and director of engineering and operations and general manager of hydraulics for WALTCO Truck Equipment Co. Doyle also serves as managing director of the Green Truck Association, NTEA’s well-known affiliate division which focuses on green truck products, truck technology developments and alternative fuel initiatives. Doyle is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SA) and serves on the Board of Clean Fuels Ohio.
President, Global Fleet Maintenance & Engineering
United Parcel Service (UPS)
Carlton Rose is President, Global Fleet Maintenance and Engineering for UPS. He is responsible for all facets of global automotive engineering including inventory and asset management, safety performance, procurement of a vehicle fleet of package cars, tractors, trailers and containers, and airport-gateway ground-support equipment.
Carlton leads a dedicated team of nearly 8,000 managers, supervisors, and technicians that support 424,000 employees throughout the world. He oversees an annual budget of more than $2 billion, which does not include fuel expenses. Carlton is a native of Marion, Indiana, where he began his UPS career.
Carlton is a member of the Hall of Fame of his alma mater, Lincoln College of Technology. He is on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence in Atlanta. He also is a past board member for the Quad County Urban League in Aurora, Illinois, and the Star Struck Foundation in Atlanta.
Michael G. Britt, Sr.
Director of Maintenance and Engineering – International Operations
United Parcel Service
Michael has served customers with UPS for more than 30 years. He has worked in various capacities, including operations, industrial engineering and automotive engineering. For 10 years, he worked in California as the region automotive engineering manager and has a clear understanding of the environmental concerns in that state. Michael has led efforts in alternative-fuel projects and technology development for the domestic fleet and recently for the international fleet. These projects include compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, propane, electric technology, hydrogen fuel cells, and hybrid-vehicle development, including both hybrid-electric and hydraulic-hybrid technologies.
Currently, Michael manages maintenance and engineering for all international operations and fleet sustainability issues globally for UPS. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Technical Advisory Group to the America Trucking Association, Calstart Board Chair, Clean Cites Board Member and served with The United Way as a member of the Board of Directors in several locations. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology and an MBA.
Jerry J. Johnson
Jerry has held many different roles in his 20 years with Cummins. He started in the Warranty Department and then moved to Quality Review Engineering. After that he took a role in the Vehicle Integration group, where he performed prototype builds and testing. He was asked to take an Applications role where he worked with two key OEM’s on the installation of the first heavy-duty EGR Cummins product. After this work he moved to a Territory Manager position in the western division. He was a Territory Manger for five years and his key role was calling on large fleets within the territory. His current role is Western Regional Manager for Cummins Westport and his territory consists of 18 western states which encompass four Cummins Distributors. He is responsible for the growth and exposure of CWI products within these states. He also is responsible for some key customers within his territory.
Jerry graduated from the University of Southern Colorado (Colorado State University-Pueblo) with a Bachelors Degree in Automotive Engineering and Industry Management with a Minor in Business. Jerry, his wife and their two children, live in Denver. His interests include motorcycle riding, playing golf, skiing, and camping with his family.