Management is one of the most important aspects in determining a company's likelihood of success. Having that experience and strategic direction coming straight from the top can propel employees and operations toward future growth and competitiveness. For companies in their infancy, this is especially important. Clean Energy Fuels is seeking first-mover advantage in the natural gas fueling business after getting its start back in 2001. 

Started by energy-industry lifers T. Boone Pickens and Andrew Littlefair, Clean Energy Fuels has been a pioneer in setting up natural gas fueling stations all around the world for both public and private use. Along with these two gentlemen, the company has a board of directors comprised of corporate executives and government personnel, adding to their wide range of knowledge and connections.

View our short video for a more detailed take on what makes Clean Energy Fuels' management a perfect fit for its position in the business life cycle.  

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