For Immediate Release
June 2, 2003
For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC
Inderbitzen Joins NPTC
Alexandria, VA – The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) is pleased to announce that it has contracted with Bob Inderbitzen, CTP, to serve as Director of Safety & Compliance. He will help address members' operational needs regarding fleet safety, security, and compliance issues. Working closely with Bruce Perkins, Chairman of the Safety Committee; Loree Gunn, Manager, Member Services; and the entire Safety Committee; Bob will manage NPTC's fleet safety and compliance programs, serve as the primary contact and resource for member needs on both the national and state levels, and develop and present NPTC advocacy positions on proposed safety and security regulations. Under the auspices of the Council, Bob is also available to provide on-site safety/security compliance consultation and in-service training for NPTC member companies.
“NPTC is very fortunate to have a professional of Bob's caliber on board,” said Bruce Perkins, Chairman of the Safety Committee. “Bob is highly regarded in the private fleet industry and brings to our Council a wealth of knowledge and experience that will greatly benefit NPTC members.”
New programs now being developed by Bob are an on-line, interactive best practices safety performance evaluation and improvement tool, in co-sponsorship with ACS/Pre-Pass and a Strategic Safety and Security Seminar. Look for more future program developments.
Inderbitzen joins NPTC after recently retiring from a 30-year career with Praxair, Inc. (formerly Union Carbide – Linde Division), the largest Industrial Gases Company in North and South America, and third largest in the world. His experience includes operations management with expertise in the areas of safety, training, administration, distribution technical support, production and distribution management, and customer service. His regulatory background includes DOT, OSHA, EPA, and FDA with an emphasis in Hazardous Materials compliance. Bob has an MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a BA from Canisius College.
Bob previously served on NPTC's Board of Directors for nine years and has been working with the Safety Committee for over 25 years. He was also a member of the coalition steering committee for Driver Training and Development, was selected as NPTC's Fleet Safety Professional of the Year in 1990, and received his CTP designation in 1996.
NPTC is the national association exclusively representing the interests of corporate and business truck fleets. Fleet membership is for companies operating owned, leased or dedicated truck fleets as an extension or their primary non-trucking business. For more information about the Council's activities and programs visit the council's website at www.nptc.org.