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California Air Resources Board Deputy Will Keynote First Afternoon of SAE International 2013 Fuels and Lubricants Symposium in Long Beach

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 14, 2013 - Alberto Ayala, Deputy Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board, will deliver the Executive Keynote address on the opening day (Monday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m.) of the “SAE 2013 Fuels, Lubricants, and Aftertreatment Symposium: Achieving Fuel Economy and GHG Targets,” which will be held Nov. 18-21, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, on Long Beach, Calif.

Energy and emissions regulations across the globe are mandating greater fuel efficiency and fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for passenger and commercial on-road vehicles. What are the technologies that will pave the way forward to maximizing fuel economy and minimizing GHGs? Leading specialists indicate the maturity of bio-fuels technology, the refinement of aftertreatment, and the evolution of lubricants and lubricating fluids can be critical tools in achieving and exceeding regulatory targets in the US and Globally. The SAE 2013 Fuels, Lubricants, and Aftertreatment Symposium offers four days focused on these changing and growing technologies and their impact on fuel economy and emission reductions objectives.

Another opening-day highlight includes the Executive Plenary Panel Discussion, “Where do you see the industry going with respect to GHG emissions and fuel economy?” Members of this panel will include Robert Shama, President, Afton Chemical Corp.; Ann Oglesby, Worldwide VP Communications and Public Affairs – Phillips 66A and Vice President, Exxon; Shinji Morhiro, Vice President, JATCO; and Dr. Wayne Eckerle , Vice President of Corporate Research and Technology, Cummins.

A Networking Banquet, sponsored by Afton Chemical, will follow at 6 p.m. During this event, attendees will have the unique opportunity to network with the day’s keynote speaker and high-level panelists from the Executive Plenary Session.

For additional program details and keynote speaker information, please visit  Pre-registration for this event closes on November 1. To request media credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

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