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For Immediate Release
May 10, 2006

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Announces Board Leadership

Alexandria, VA – The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) elected Kevin Connors, CTP, David Ellis, Harry Haney, John Hinton, David LaPalomento, Greg Mathein, Bruce Perkins, CTP, Charles Rottmund, Ron Tartt, CTP, Gary L. Strausbaugh, CTP, Greg Whisenant, CTP, and, Teryl Woods, to serve on the Board of Directors.

The following were all elected to two-year terms:

  • Harry J. Haney, III of Kraft Foods, Inc. as Chair
  • Ron D. Tartt, CTP, of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC as Vice Chair/Chair Elect
  • Kevin Connors, CTP, of ConAgra Foods, Inc. representing the Medium & Light Duty Division
  • David R. Ellis of J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. as the National Advisory Board Allied Representative
  • John Hinton of Harris Teeter, Inc. representing the Heavy Duty Division
  • David T. LaPalomento of International Truck and Engine Corporation representing the Allied Large Volume Supplier Division
  • Greg Mathein of Senco Products, Inc. representing the Heavy Duty Division
  • Bruce J. Perkins, CTP, of Yorktowne, Inc. representing the Third Party User Division
  • Charles M. Rottmund of BOC as Chair of the PR/Marketing Committee
  • Gary L. Strausbaugh, CTP, of Mennel Milling Company as Chair of the NPTC Institute Board of Governors
  • Greg Whisenant, CTP, of Shaw Industries Group, Inc. as Chair of the Safety Committee
  • Teryl K. Woods of Frito-Lay, Inc. as the National Advisory Board Fleet Representative

    Continuing to serve on the NPTC’s Board of Directors are:

  • Michael Parrish of PACCAR Leasing Company as Treasurer
  • Rick Foster of Wal-Mart Transportation as Secretary and Chairman of the Legislative & Regulatory Advisory Committee
  • Gary Petty, President & CEO of NPTC, Ex-Officio
  • Lance Bertram, CTP, of Idealease of North America representing the Third Party Provider Division
  • Robert J. Boyich of CPC Logistics Inc. representing the Allied Small Volume Supplier Division
  • Haig R. Dikijian, CTP, of Verizon Logistics representing the Medium & Light Duty Division
  • Jeffrey P. Jaeger, CTP, of Dean Foods Company representing the Heavy Duty Division
  • Tony B. Jolly, CTP, of General Mills as Chair of the Membership Committee
  • Debra A. Stone, CTP, of McKee Foods Corporation as Chair of the Conference Planning Committee

    In addition, the following individuals serve in an ex-officio capacity:

  • Bruce Richards, President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada
  • Leonardo Gomez Vargas, Director General, Asociacion Nacional De Transporte Privado, A.C. (Mexico)

    About NPTC
    Founded in 1939, the National Private Truck Council is the only national trade association exclusively representing the interests of the private truck industry and corporate/business private truck fleet management. NPTC is the premier marketplace of information, networking and skill building for private fleet professionals as it leads in shaping the future of corporate transportation.

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