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For Immediate Release
April 27, 2011

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Elects New Leaders, Board of Directors

Arlington, VA – J. Bedford Monday, Jr., CTP, General Manager, Schwans Consumer Brands, was elected Secretary of the National Private Truck Council Board of Directors at the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 17-19, 2011 in Cincinnati, OH.

In addition, the Council elected six new members to the Board: David Helge, CTP, CDS, VP of Operations, Idealease of North America; Mike Lickert, CTP, Corporate Fleet Manager, Talon Logistics, Inc./Giant Eagle; Dan Norris, CTP, Fleet Operations Manager, Pepsi Beverages Company; Gary Palmer, Senior Director, Transportation, True Value Company; Brett J. Quigley, CTP, Senior Manager, DSD Fleet, Kellogg Company; and Cheryl Sooter, Vice President, Custard Insurance Adjusters.

The NPTC Board of Directors also includes:

•    Chair – Rick Foster, CDS, of Wal-Mart Transportation, LLC
•    Vice Chair/Chair-Elect – Gary Strausbaugh, CTP, Vice President, Transportation for Mennel Milling Company, Fostoria, OH
•    Treasurer – Harry Haney, Associate Director, Logistics Operations, Kraft Foods, Inc.
•    Larry J. Ahlers, Vice President, Transportation, Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.
•    Martha Bertrand, Transportation Manager, Spartan Stores, Inc.
•    George M. Carpenter, CTP, Project Manager, WMS, Army & Air Force Exchange Svc.
•    Mark Catlin, National Account Executive, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
•    Larry Dean, G.M., Corp. Transportation, NCI Group, Inc.
•    Tony B. Jolly, CTP, Mgr., Dry Transp. Ops., Retail, General Mills
•    Bob Mann, Vice President, Dealer Sales, Navistar, Inc.
•    Randy Perry, Fleet Safety Manager, Frito-Lay, Inc.
•    Robert M. Polka, CTP, Director, Fleet Services, Utility Shared Services
•    Edward A. Welch, CTP, Director of Purchasing, Perdue Farms, Inc.

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.

For more information about the Council’s activities and programs, visit our website at

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