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For Immediate Release
May 29, 2009

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Honors 35 Certified Transportation Professionals

Nashville, TN – Thirty-five transportation professionals achieved the prestigious designation of Certified Transportation Professional® (CTP) by the NPTC Institute, the educational and professional certification arm of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC). The graduates were honored during a ceremony at the NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition, May 3-5, 2009 in Nashville, TN.

Since the CTP designation was first introduced in 1993, more than 600 fleet and transportation professionals have earned the right to add CTP after their name. CTPs are raising industry standards, and in turn, increasing the respect and prestige of the fleet and transportation profession.

“These new Certified Transportation Professionals have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to understand complex operational and regulatory issues, identify and evaluate potential costs and savings, and develop systems and practices that best meet their company’s transportation needs and objectives,” said Gary Petty, NPTC President and CEO.

“The CTP designation is a benchmark of excellence earned by a special few, but available to any fleet or transportation specialist will to make the necessary commitment of dedicated effort.”

Each year, Fleet Owner magazine sponsors the CTP Top Graduate Award. This year’s Top Graduate was Amy M. Daley, CTP, Mobile Project Manager, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Daley’s transportation career began at J.J. Keller in January 2005. Prior to coming to J.J. Keller, she taught business classes at both the high school and college levels, as well as worked in human resources for a period of time. At J.J. Keller, Daley began as a Software Business Systems Analyst working with customers to analyze their internal processes and determine how J.J. Keller’s system implementation would impact those processes and provide greater efficiencies. Two years later, she took on the role of Sales Trainer.

While training, she also became involved in the J. J. Keller Mobile project and led the pilot testing for that.  When J. J. Keller Mobile was closer to being launched, Ms. Daley was asked to step into the Mobile Product Manager role. In that role, she works with development to define and evolve the company’s solution, with sales to cultivate opportunities, with implementation and support teams to ensure customers are trained and supported, and customers to get feedback necessary to grow the product offering.        

The following individuals represent the Class of 2009:
Ricky A. Abell, CTP
Regional Manager, Safety & Compliance
MedTrans, LLC

Mariko Adams, CTP
Logistics Capability Manager
Frito-Lay, Inc.

Chuck Amen, CTP
Corp. Transportation Operations Mgr.
Hillyard, Inc.

Chris Berrett, CTP
Terminal Manager
BCT, Inc.

Raymond E. Byrd, CTP
Fleet Mgr., Chesapeake Marketing Unit
The Pepsi Bottling Group

Thomas M. Christian, Jr., CTP
Transportation Safety Manager
ThyssenKrupp Safway, Inc.

James Coffren, CTP
Professional Services Consultant

Kimberlyn M. Cook, CTP
Senior Transportation Manager
Smart & Final

Brian Corcoran, CTP
Area Vice President
Idealease of North America

Kevin Coyne, CTP
Transportation Department Mgr.
Toys ‘R’ Us

Nick Goodell, CTP
Director, Fleet Services
ThoughtDrivers, LLC

Doug Gosnell, CTP
Senior Fleet Safety Manager
Idealease of North America

Darren Gregory, CTP
Risk Control Manager
United Rentals, Inc.
Keith Hazelwood, CTP
Manager, Fleet Maintenance
Batesville Logistics, Inc.

Joe Knoll, CTP
Bulk Distribution Manager
Air Liquide Industrial US L.P.

Charles R. Kooken, Jr., CTP
Regional Fleet Services Manager
PHH Arval

Scott A. Lewis, CTP
Transport Analyst
Marathon Petroleum Company

Jon Massey, CTP
Assistant Transportation  Manager
Independent Stave Co., Inc.

Scott A. Moorman, CTP
Division Manager
CPC Logistics Inc.

Andy Newkirk, CTP
Distribution Director
Kellogg Company

John Plunkett, CTP
V.P. Business Development
PHH Arval

David Pyan, CTP
Manager of Transportation
Benjamin Moore & Company
J. Scott Roberts, CTP
Head of Fleet Safety
Cory Home Delivery Service

Lance E. Robison, CTP
Supervisor, Findlay Regional Dispatch Center
Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC

Douglas J. Sanford, CTP
Director of Distribution
The Britt Hunt Company, LLC

Anthony Saponaro, CTP
Transportation/Resale Director
Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.

Edward R. Schultes, Jr., CTP
Lehigh Fleet Manager
Walgreen Oshkosh, Inc..

Robert L. Shipp, CTP
National Truck Sales Manager
Automotive Resources International

Jeffrey C. Simon, CTP
Senior Consultant
Optima Associates, Inc.

Gene Tierney, CTP
Sr. Manager, Kraft Private Fleet
Kraft Foods

Steven G. Vlahos, CTP
Regional Director
Transportation Logistics  Company, LLC

Bryn Wells, CTP
Operations & Marketing Manager
New Line Transport

Bob Wernke, CTP
Central Dispatch/Backhaul  Manager
Batesville Casket Company

Brian Wieland, CTP
Logistics Manager
Coca Cola Bottling Consolidated

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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