CFC's president, Dr. Jeffrey Seisler has over 30 years experience in the areas of energy analysis, management consulting, clean fuels policy development and strategic marketing. Early in his career as a management consultant Dr. Seisler specialized in solar energy, energy conservation, and technology commercialization activities for government and private sector clients.
Since 1983 Dr. Seisler has been involved in new market development with a focus on natural gas vehicles, first with the American Gas Association in Washington, D.C. and then as the first Executive Director of the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (1988-1994) and starting in July 1994 as the founding Executive Director of the European Natural Gas Vehicle Association.
Dr. Seisler was one of the founders of the International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (IANGV) starting in 1986 and has been on the Executive Committee since 1990. He was a two term President of the IANGV (1998-2002) and today is the Vice President for Government Relations.
Specific accomplishments include:
- Developing more than 100 conferences and workshops ranging from groups of 10 to 1000 participants in the United States and Europe, on a wide range of topics including energy conservation, natural gas and hydrogen vehicles, and fuel cells. These were done for non-profit associations and government clients. Many conferences included large-scale exhibitions of vehicles and equipment suppliers. Dr. Seisler also has consulted for organizers of conferences sponsored by the International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles in Yokohama (2000), Washington, D.C. (2002), Buenos Aires (2004) and Rio de Janeiro (2008).
- Publishing more than 300 articles in academic journals, magazines, trade journals and newspapers on a regular and freelance basis in the U.S. and Europe. Between 1983 and 1988 Dr. Seisler produced articles on a wide range of energy topics monthly for the Washington Post, Consumer Research magazine and other newspapers and magazines around the United States. He is active on the editorial board of several natural gas vehicle magazines distributed internationally.
- Making hundreds of speeches and presentations to small and large groups on six continents regarding topics covering a wide variety of policy, marketing and technology issues related to alternative fuels, including natural gas, biomethane, hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles.
- Organizing and running the largest public relations campaigns ever sponsored by the U.S. natural gas industry, the Rally for Fuel Savings, in 1984 and again in 1986, taking teams of eight and then nine natural gas vehicles (NGVs) to 29 cities across the north and south of the United States.
- Teaching courses for the George Washington University, University of Southern California European Studies Programme, City of London Polytechnic, and the Open University in Washington D.C. on conflict resolution, decision making, marketing and proposal writing. Created the European Gaseous Fuels Training Institute for ENGVA, developing curricula and performing training individually and as part of team-training sessions.