Alternative Fuels Pioneer Brian Trice Joins ATTC

Brian Trice
Brian Trice has joined Linn-Benton Community College’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center as manager of its Alternate Fuel Transportation section.

The 45-year-old Trice, of Gresham, has been actively involved in the transportation industry for a number of years, helping to transform the industry towards energy independence through his work in alternative fuel energies including compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas, propane, hybrid, hydraulic hybrid and electric.

“I’m excited about being at the ATTC,” said Trice. “I’ve had a really good working relationship with these guys over the past few years, and have a lot of passion for working with alternative fuels and working at a grass-roots level to educate the market place.”

Trice plans to help grow the alternative fuels side of the ATTC program, offering trade workshops, conferences and expos targeted toward industry. 

“Brian Trice is one of the nation’s leaders in organizing alternative fuel conferences,” said Bryan Schiedler, faculty chair of LBCC’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center. “Having Brian will allow us to connect fleet operators, consumers and government agencies together with the leading manufacturers and organizations involved with alternate fuels.”

Prior to coming to LBCC, Trice served as director of Events and Education for TransEnergy Solutions, which he co-founded, and as an Alternative Fuels Specialist at McCoy Freightliner Company in Portland, where he was responsible for spearheading the development of the alternative fuel trucking marketplace in the Pacific Northwest. 

Trice has been instrumental in bringing technology, industry and consumers together through his organization of Green Transportation Conferences through TransEnergy Solutions, and creating opportunities for consumers to connect with original engine manufacturers. 

Trice serves as a board member for several clean technology groups including the Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition and the Oregon Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition.

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