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McElroy to Host EnV'99 Blue Ribbon Discussion

4 June 1999

"Where do we go from here?" Environmental & Advanced Technology Conference, June 16
    ESD The Engineering Society is proud to present John McElroy as the moderator for the 
Blue Ribbon Question & Answer "Where do we go from here?" discussion that 
will conclude the annual Environmental and Advanced Technology Vehicles and Alternative 
Fuels Conference and Exposition (EnV'99) on June 16, 1999.

    John McElroy, Editorial Director of Blue Sky Productions, brings an
extensive background to covering the auto industry.  As a journalist, McElroy
gained his automotive background through his experiences as Detroit Editor for
Road & Track, and as the American Correspondent for World Cars and most
recently as the Editorial Director for Automotive Industries.  McElroy also 
hosts Autoline Detroit, a weekly television show, and the daily Nightly Automotive
Report - which appear on Detroit's PBS television station.  Both shows can be seen
on The Auto Channel Internetwork. 

    McElroy has appeared as an automotive expert on ABC World News Tonight
with Peter Jennings, CBS News with Dan Rather and NBC Nightly News with Tom
Brokaw.  He is often interviewed by CNN, NPR and CBC in Canada.  He serves on
the board of the Society of Automotive Analysts and the Car of the Century and
on the steering committee of the North American Car and Truck of the Year.

    Those also participating in the panel are Kenneth R. Baker, Vice Chairman,
COO, Energy Conversion Devices; Robert Bienenfeld, Manager Alternative Fuels
Vehicles, American Honda Motor Corporation; Tom Gross, Deputy Assistant
Secretary, Transportation Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy; Dave
Hermance, Executive Engineer, Toyota Technical Center USA Los Angeles;
Kazumasa Katoh, General Manager, Engine Engineering Department #2, Nissan
Motor Company Ltd. Japan; Alastair Livesey, Shell Hydrogen UK; Bill Mitchell,
P.E., Vice President Engineering, Epyx; Tom Moore, Vice President, Liberty and
Technical Affairs, DaimlerChrysler Corporation; Robert C. Purell Jr.,
Executive Director, General Motors Advanced Technology Vehicles; and Ross
Witschonke, President, EcoStar.

    EnV'99 will be held June 13-16, 1999 at the Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle
Crest.  The mission of EnV'99 is to hold sessions that address the technical,
governmental and infrastructural issues facing environmental vehicles today.
The conference will feature topics such as Transportation for the 21st
Century, Globalization and Policy, Infrastructure, Marketing/Vehicle Overview,
Materials and Manufacturing Components and Propulsion.  An exhibition, open
daily, of advanced components and vehicles will be displayed with suppliers
and OEMs describing their ideas and innovations.