25th September, 2023 – The Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

Conference Program

Theme: Technologies of Transition

The 2023 DP Summit will include a range of subjects such as: 

• Operations with electrical/fuel cell vehicles & equipment
• Making new engine technologies cleaner and more efficient
• Fuel cell applications
• New fuels for combustion engines
• What you need to know about electric motors
• Advances in hydrogen technology

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors

Sunday 24th September


6:00-8:00 pm 

Cocktail Reception

Monday 25th September

8:00-9:30 am 



9:30-9:35 am

Welcome from Julian Buckley, Diesel Progress International editor and conference chair

9:35-10:00 am

Morning Keynote

The future of on- and off-highway power

Darren Tasker, Vice President of Industrial Sales, Volvo Penta of the Americas

10:00-10:25 am 

New on-highway regulatory standards and technologies available to meet emissions requirements 

Dr. James McCarthy, Senior Chief Engineer, Product Proceeding Technologies – Mobility Group, Eaton

10:25-10:50 am 

Hydrogen’s role in internal combustion engines for heavy-duty applications

Scott Baker, Vice President, Engineering, and General Manager, Vancouver Operations, Westport Fuel Systems 

10:50-11:30 am 

Networking coffee break 


Roundtable: Progress in Low- and Zero-carbon Fuels

Melissa Kelly, Livestock Product Segment Lead, New Holland Agriculture

Matt Leuck, Technical Manager for North America, Neste US

Dr. Graham Conway, Staff Engineer, Low Carbon Technologies, Southwest Research Institute


12:20-1:30 pm 

Networking lunch break

1:30-1:55 pm

Afternoon Keynote

Navigating and balancing the energy transition

Sebastian Schulte, CEO, DEUTZ 

1:55-2:20 pm

Fuel cells in power generation 

Vikram Jayanath, Senior Manager, Sustainable Solutions Americas, Rolls-Royce

2:20-2:45 pm

Battery Electric Trucks Update and Applications  

Dave Stenson, Managing Director, Zeus Electric Chassis

2:45-3:20 pm 

State of development of electric motors

Ryan Rizor, Americas Sales Leader, Off-highway Business Unit, Danfoss Editron

3:20-4:00 pm 

Networking coffee break 

4:00-4:50 pm 

Roundtable: Hydrogen Combustion Engines 

Jim Nebergall, General Manager, Hydrogen Engines, Cummins

Chris Giorgianni, Vice President, Product, JCB 

Paul Mercurio, US Sales Manager, Liebherr Fuel Injection Systems


4:50-5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

5:00-6:30 pm 

Drinks Reception 

6:30-8:00 pm 

Awards Ceremony

Conference Speakers


Darren Tasker

Vice President, Industrial Sales

Volvo Penta of the Americas


Dr Sebastian Schulte

CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management


Vikram Jayanath

Senior Manager, Sustainable Solutions Americas


Ryan Rizor

Americas Sales Leader, Off-Highway Business Unit

Danfoss Editron

Dr. James McCarthy

Senior Chief Engineer, Product Proceeding Technologies - Vehicle Group


Managing Director

Zeus Electric Chassis

scott Baker

Vice President, Engineering and General Manager, Vancouver Operations

Westport Fuel Systems

Morning Roundtable

Melissa kelly

Livestock Product Segment Lead

New Holland Ag

Morning Roundtable

Matt Leuck

Technical Manager for North America

Neste US

Morning Roundtable

Dr. Graham Conway

Staff Engineer, Low Carbon Technologies

Southwest Research Institute

Afternoon Roundtable

Jim Nebergall

General Manager, Hydrogen Engines


Afternoon Roundtable

Chris Giorgianni

Vice President, Product


Afternoon Roundtable

Paul Mercurio

US Sales Manager

Liebherr Fuel Injection Systems

If you have any questions regarding the speakers or program, please contact:

Becky Schultz

Senior Editor - Editorial

Telephone: +1 (480) 408-9774

Chad Elmore

Managing Editor - Diesel Progress

Telephone: +1 (262) 754-4114 
Cell: +1 (414) 870-7560

Julian Buckley

Editor - Diesel Progress International

Telephone: +44 (0)1892 784088
Cell: +44 (0)7710096684

Roberta Prandi

Sales Manager

Telephone: +39 0464 014421