"Knowledge Gained Today = Succe$$ for Tomorrow"
March 24–26, 2015
The Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference is the premier West Coast educational conference for the vehicle maintenance industry.
Why You Should Attend!
- VMMC provides an unmatched scope and variety of sessions and panels for technicians and administrators. The scope of the sessions and panel has been an annual event for over 60 years.
- VMMC uniquely connects fleet management personnel with their peers. The transportation sector includes evolving equipment and technology that they use, or will be using, in their jobs along with arising awareness of environmental responsibility, regulations, certification and permitting. ALL of this information is easily accessed at the VMMC annual conference.
- Fleet Managers
- Mechanics and Technicians
- Shop Leads, Managers and Supervisors
- Specialty Equipment Operators
- Students and Instructors
- Trainers and Product Line Representatives
About the Sessions
- Attend roundtable discussions
- Build and retain valuable contacts
- Earn certifications
- Gain knowledge about new engine designs, fuel saving practices, hybrid technologies, shop management and more
- Network with industry leaders and trainers, including Cummins, Snap-On, Parker, Blue Star, and more
- Test your skills at the Snap-On Tech Challenge
Geri Beardsley is the Executive Director of the Washington State Transit Association (WSTA), a position she had held since late 2009.
WSTA's members include 29 of the 32 public transit agencies in our state. WSTA's primary functions include lobbying on behalf of the public transit agencies, providing professional development for public transit employees and promoting public transit through public outreach.
One of WSTA's most active committees is the WSTA Maintenance Committee, which meets three times a year for training, information sharing, and in the spring, includes a two-day vendor forum. Some examples of the leadership role taken on by the Maintenance Committee include development of a maintenance staffing model and proposed rules related to conversion to alternative fuels for transit fleets. WSTA holds an annual statewide public transportation Roadeo, which includes a timed competition for maintenance teams on a Cummins NW engine, Thermo King air conditioning unit, and other equipment.
Prior to joining WSTA, Geri served as a Budget Assistant to Governor Gregoire for three years on transportation issues including public transportation, freight mobility, rail and aviation. Before that, she served the Seattle City Council for 12 years as a Supervising Legislative Policy Analyst, advising the Council on land use, transportation, parks, housing and other issues. She has also practiced land use law and, prior to attending the University of Washington Law School, she worked for the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce in their research department.