Agility Creates New Powertrain Systems Business Unit to Focus on the Global Propane Commercial Vehicle Market
COSTA MESA, Calif., May 3, 2017 Agility Fuel Solutions is broadening its product portfolio for global commercial
vehicle OEMs by adding complete propane powertrain system capability. The company has created a new Powertrain
Systems business unit to complement its existing natural gas high-pressure Fuel Systems and Cylinders/Europe business
units. Powertrain Systems will focus initially on the development, certification and integration of low-pressure propane fuel
systems for integration on OEM engines and vehicles.
Long an established fuel in industrial vehicle markets, propane is becoming an increasingly popular fuel for commercial fleets
because it reduces greenhouse gases without sacrificing performance. Propane vehicles have similar power, acceleration and
cruising speed to gasoline vehicles with fuel that has a lower carbon content than gasoline, diesel and ethanol.
“The most important step the transportation industry can take toward a healthy planet is replacing diesel with clean fuel.
For some fleets the best choice is natural gas, for others propane. Agility now offers an even broader portfolio of clean fuel
solutions for our customers,” said Kathleen Ligocki, Chief Executive Officer. “I am also pleased to announce that Brad Garner,
one of the alternative transportation fuel segment’s strongest leaders, has joined the Agility team to serve as President,
Powertrain Systems. Brad will report directly to me and be based at our new headquarters in Costa Mesa, California.”
Mr. Garner has extensive background in the propane industry, most recently as the founder of Clean Power Integration,
which focused on the integration of engines and clean fuel systems for the OEM vehicle market. Previously, he was
President of Heat Recovery Solutions for General Electric and Chief Operating Officer of IMPCO Technologies, a leading
OEM alternate fuel systems provider. Mr. Garner began his career as an entrepreneur, co-founding Advanced Automotive
Technology, an advanced propane and natural gas vehicle integration business. “Agility has a strong reputation and solid
track record of success providing natural gas fuel solutions to OEM customers,” said Mr. Garner. “Adding propane fuel
solutions is a natural extension of our business,” he added.
Agility Fuel Solutions is a leading provider of highly-engineered and cost-effective clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Its product offering includes natural gas and hydrogen fuel storage and delivery systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders, and propane fuel systems. Agility has been manufacturing and servicing clean fuel solutions for local, regional and long-haul vehicle applications for over 20 years, logging billions of miles on the road per year.