LAKE FOREST, Calif., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, today announced the launch of its Natural Gas Fuel System Accredited Integrator Program and Technology Workshop Series for light and medium-duty applications, at the 2013 ACT Expo held on June 24-27 in Washington, DC. Those who attend the workshop and successfully complete additional requirements will qualify as 'Authorized Integrators' for installation of Quantum's advanced light and medium-duty natural gas fuel systems. An inaugural technology workshop is scheduled to be held July 30-31, 2013 at Quantum's Advanced Vehicle Concepts Center located in Lake Forest, California. The workshop is intended to educate and train system installers and other stakeholders in the industry on the fundamentals of natural gas fuel systems, safety procedures, regulatory codes and industry standards, vehicle integration methodologies and inspection and quality assurance procedures. Participation in the inaugural workshop is limited and by invitation only. Attendees at ACT Expo in Washington, DC have been offered the opportunity to sign up for follow-on technology workshops in the coming months. "We are pleased to offer this workshop and recognition program in response to requests from our key customers," said Brian Olson, President and CEO of Quantum. "This program leverages Quantum's experience in compressed natural gas storage systems and vehicle integration and working with world's leading automakers and natural gas vehicle system integrators. We also plan to use this platform to seek feedback and gain additional insights into customer needs." Quantum currently produces one of the lightest and highest capacity natural gas and hydrogen on-board storage systems in the world. Developed at Quantum's technology campus in Lake Forest, California, Quantum's advanced natural gas storage systems provide dramatic weight reduction, increased fuel storage capacity, and the capability to quickly integrate these systems. Quantum combines nearly 20 years of lightweight storage and system integration experience with strong expertise in materials, system integration, vehicle control software, emission and durability testing, validation, and manufacturing capabilities. About Quantum Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. is a leader in the innovation, development and production of natural gas fuel storage systems and the integration of vehicle system technologies including engine and vehicle control systems and drive-trains. Quantum produces one of the most innovative, advanced, and light‐weight compressed natural gas storage tanks in the world and supplies these tanks, in addition to fully‐integrated natural gas storage systems, to truck and automotive OEMs and aftermarket and OEM truck integrators. Quantum provides low emission and fast‐to‐market solutions to support the integration and production of natural gas fuel and storage systems, hybrid, fuel cell, and specialty vehicles, as well as modular, transportable hydrogen refueling stations. Quantum is headquartered in Lake Forest, California, and has operations and affiliations in the United States, Canada, and India. Forward Looking Statements: This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements included in this report, other than those that are historical, are forward‐looking statements and can generally be identified by words such as "may," "could," "will," "should," "assume," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "intend," "believe," "predict," "estimate," "forecast," "outlook," "potential," or "continue," or the negative of these terms, and other comparable terminology. Various risks and other factors could cause actual results, and actual events that occur, to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward looking statements. The technology workshop is not intended to be a replacement for industry best practices, product manuals, engineering judgment and codes and standards. Accreditation by Quantum is specific to Quantum's systems and has not been authorized by any regulatory body or industry association. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the information in this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. More information about the products and services of Quantum can be found at http://www.qtww.com/ or you may contact: Brion D. Tanous Principal CleanTech IR, Inc. Email: btanous@cleantech ‐ ir.com ©2013 Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.Advanced Technology Center25242 Arctic Ocean Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630Phone 949-399-4500 Fax 949-399-4600 SOURCE Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.