Sean Waters

Waters tabbed as Green Truck keynote

Jan. 30, 2020
DTNA VP of product compliance, regulatory affairs to discuss future of carbon-neutral commercial vehicle transportation

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recently added Sean Waters, vice president of product compliance and regulatory affairs for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), as the keynote speaker for Green Truck Summit 2020. 

Waters will discuss the future of trucks powered by electricity, diesel fuel and hydrogen fuel cells, organizers said.

The Green Truck Summit is slated for March 3 in conjunction with The Work Truck Show 2020 as part of Work Truck Week, which runs March 3-6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis IN. The Summit provides a look into the latest productivity options, alternative fuel and technology solutions for vocational trucks.

Waters works with regulatory agency leadership on standard-setting initiatives for commercial vehicles, including medium- and heavy-duty engine emission certification, vehicle greenhouse gas regulations and safety compliance. He also oversees compliance and regulations related to DTNA’s export products, and serves as chair of the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, where he provides advice, counsel and recommendations on the scientific and technical aspects of programs related to commercial truck emissions control strategies and safety technologies. 

“Waters’ deep knowledge of vehicle emissions and greenhouse gas standards makes him an ideal keynote speaker for the Green Truck Summit,” said Doyle Sumrall, NTEA’s managing director. “We look forward to learning more about how regulatory standards affect what strategies and technologies companies are using on the path toward zero emissions.”

Waters recently was promoted after serving eight years as director of compliance and regulatory affairs. Prior to that, he was general corporate counsel for six years. Waters earned a bachelor’s degree in science from Willamette University and a law degree from University of Oregon.

Green Truck Summit begins with opening remarks at 8:30 am on March 3, followed by Waters’ keynote address at 8:45 am. After the keynote, attendees can participate in a variety of general sessions. Lunch is included with conference registration, as is a reception from 5-6 pm. John Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek, returns as event emcee.

In addition to the Green Truck Summit general sessions, attendees can choose from dozens of concurrent sessions March 3-5 covering topics such as vehicle weight management, building better vehicle spec’s, maximizing the value of aftermarket tires and OEM chassis updates. Registration for Green Truck Summit includes full access to the Work Truck Show exhibit hall March 4-6, as well as the Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive, where attendees can test drive or ride in the newest work trucks featuring the latest clean vehicle solutions and alternative fuel applications.

Advance registration discounts end Feb 6. For more information, visit worktruckshow.com or call 800-441-6832.

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