WMABC Webinar Series 
Speaker's Bios


'The Future of Electric Waste Trucks
Opportunities, Challenges & Sustainability'

 

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Ken North - Brand Manager, Mack Trucks at Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group

Brand Manager with British Columbia’s MACK / Volvo dealership, bringing over 40 years experience in North America’s commercial vehicle industry, Ken has diverse experience in both OEM and dealership environments, and also a unique perspective on how technology and innovation solutions must resolve to a quantifiable customer benefit.  As a long-term resident of the Pacific Northwest Ken is not only aware of the beauty and delicate nature of our environment, but also aware of the leadership role each of us shall play in preserving it.  We all have important work to do in delivering a sustainable future.

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Greg Grabinsky - Canadian Vocational Sales Manager, Peterbilt Pacific Inc

I have been in the trucking industry for over 30 years starting as a Specification / Purchasing Manager for General Electric Capital Leasing.  The last 23 years I have been with PACCAR & Peterbilt, first staring with PACCAR Financial and then transferring to Peterbilt Motor Company.  I have been the Canadian Vocational Sales Manager since 2012.  I am active in the industry having been on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Trucking  Association Allied Trades and a Board Member with the Canadian Transport Equipment Association.  When not working I spend as much time outdoors whether cross country skiing in winter or boating or kayaking on Georgian Bay in the summer.

Cell (416) 523-4497

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Steven Wiebe - Managing Director, Innotech Fleet Strategies

P.Eng., PMP, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Change Management Certification

Steve has over 15 years experience in the transportation and vehicle industry in both Operational and Project roles.  This has given him exposure to vehicles commonly used in transit, municipal and construction industries with propulsion technologies including diesel, renewable diesel, gasoline, CNG, and electric.  Throughout his career he has visited over 50 vehicle maintenance and manufacturing facilities around the globe.  Notable experience includes 9 years with BC Transit as Project Engineer, Supervisor Maintenance Standards, and Manager Fleet Engineering; plus 5 years as Manager Fleet & Solid Waste at the District of Saanich.