Electric car makers Ford, GM sign to ELP Exec Conference

Tulsa, Okla., December 10, 2010 — PennWell Corp. — Ford Motor Co. has confirmed it will meet with electric utility industry executives about its all-electric Ford Focus, which could hit U.S. roads as soon as 2011.

Mike Tinskey, Ford’s global manager of electric vehicle infrastructure, will be an Electric Vehicle Update panelist at the second annual Electric Light & Power Executive Conference, Jan. 30-31, 2011, at the Omni San Diego Hotel.

“We are elated to secure Mike on our electric vehicle panel,” said Teresa Hansen, editor in chief of Electric Light & Power magazine. “Utility executives need to meet the guy responsible for developing and implementing Ford’s electric vehicle strategy. He holds three global patents in fuel systems. He’ll be able to give the utility industry realistic expectations for the worldwide deployment of electric vehicles.”

Tinskey has held numerous leadership positions at Ford. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan.

In addition to Ford, General Motors Co. recently confirmed its presence on the panel in Britta Gross, director of R&D and strategic planning of global energy systems and infrastructure commercialization.

Other panelists include Mark Duvall, director of electric transportation at the Electric Power Research Institute, and Phil Davis, senior manager of demand response solutions at Schneider Electric Demand Response Resource Center.

One of nine sessions, the Electric Vehicle Update will address the status of battery technology, what breakthroughs are needed, where governments and private sector actors should concentrate R&D, how the electric power industry can prepare for EVs, and the overall business case for a utility. Other sessions include Customer Outreach, State of the Economy, Data Privacy, Regulator Snapshot, Energy Storage Overview and Raising Capital.

The conference provides executives access to exceptional and otherwise inaccessible speakers, as well as first-class, enjoyable networking opportunities. This year’s keynote speakers are FOX News business and financial journalist Stuart Varney and F-16 pilot and founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation and Patriot Golf Day Maj. Dan Rooney.

Visit http://elpconference.com for more details.

For more information about the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference, please call Associate Editor Kristen Wright at 918-640-6781 or e-mail kristenw@pennwell.com.

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