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For Immediate Release
May 7, 2012

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Honors 69 Certified Transportation Professionals® (CTP)

ARLINGTON, VA – Sixty-nine 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 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 29 – May 1, 2012 in Cincinnati.

Since the CTP designation was first introduced in 1993, nearly 900 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 Bedford Monday, CTP, Chair of the NPTC Institute Board of Governors that oversees the program.

“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 is Joey Wood, CTP, Platinum Customer Manager for PeopleNet. After joining PeopleNet in August 2009, Wood, was promoted to his current role as a Platinum Customer Manager last year where he works with large national accounts to maintain a high level of customer service and develop satisfactory return on investment strategies.

Prior to joining PeopleNet, he served as a Fleet Management Specialist with GE Capital Fleet Services working with national accounts as a single point of contact delivering fleet management programs including vehicle specifications and remarketing. His transportation career started with Penske Truck Leasing in 2001, where he held several positions including District Rental Manager.

The following individuals represent the CTP Class of 2012:

John Anderson, CTP
Qualcomm, Inc.

Brian Antonellis, CTP
Pepsi Beverages Company

Matt Bara, CTP
Navistar, Inc.

David K. Barron, CTP
Frito-Lay, Inc.

Ronald P. Bayer, CTP
Donlen Corporation

Shawn Beatty, CTP
Talon Logistics, Inc.

Walton Bendell, CTP
Moen, Incorporated

Peggy Birmingham, CTP
Trillium Driver Solutions

Ryan K. Blowers, CTP
Kellogg Company

Kevin Bookey, CTP
National Food Corporation

Russell S. Brandt, CTP
Univar USA, Inc.

Erik M. Brown, CTP
Safeway, Inc.

Daniel T. Buckley, CTP
CPC Logistics, Inc.

Steven R. Bufton, CTP

Robert Carew, CTP
CPC Logistics, Inc.

Bob Carson, CTP
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

Marvin Lang, CTP
Pepsi Beverages Company

C. Joel Leisy, CTP
Safeway, Inc.

Ryan Liebergen, CTP
Centerline Drivers, LLC

Robert Lopez, CTP
Bimbo Bakeries USA

Tim Luce, CTP
Kellogg Company

Michele S. MacCollum, CTP
Qualcomm, Inc.

Richard McFarland, CTP
Kellogg Company

Vic Nance, CTP
Barton Logistics

Mike Nelson, CTP
Pepsi Beverages Company

Shannon Owen, CTP
Valley Proteins, Inc.

Ron Pahl, CTP
GreenLine Foods, Inc.

Rob Paton, CTP
Frito-Lay, Inc.

Joseph Patterson, CTP
Vons – A Safeway Company

Randy Perry, CTP
Frito-Lay, Inc.

Felipe Pineda, CTP
Tony’s Fine Foods

James E. Primmer, CTP
Idealease of North America

Jeffrey C. Roberts, CTP
Kellogg Company

Matt Woodruff, CTP

Robert A. Coronado, CTP
CTI, Inc.

Chuck Davis, CTP
PACCAR Leasing Company

Thomas M. Elsten, CTP
Centerline Drivers, LLC

Robert Michael Foster, CTP

Ben Geffert, CTP
Kellogg Company

Jay Gingerich, CTP
C.H.I. Overhead Doors, Inc.

Duke Grain, CTP
Toys ‘R’ Us

Baker Green, CTP
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

Christopher Harmon, CTP

Joseph M. Hart, CTP
Donlen Corporation

Mike Hayes, CTP
BCT, Inc.

Dallas Heck, CTP
MMC Transport, Inc.

Tim Hubbard, CTP
Castellini Group of Companies

Nicholas Kaiser, CTP
Batesville Logistics, Inc.

Timothy L.F. Klaassen, CTP
Kellogg Company

Scott R. Kline, CTP
Kellogg Company

Nathaniel Rose, CTP

Brant J. Schneider, CTP
Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products

Bill Schofield, CTP
ProDrivers, Inc.

Mike Schreurs, CTP
Contract Transportation System

Charishma Shivaratri, CTP
Qualcomm, Inc.

Chris Silver, CTP
DriveCam, Inc.

Dale W. Smith, CTP
Qualcomm, Inc.

Steven Snow, CTP
Frito-Lay, Inc.

Troy Soles, CTP
Pepsi Beverages Company

Kimberly Spratt, CTP
Leviton Manufacturing Company

Keith Swensen, CTP
Taylor Distributing

Larry Toney, CTP
Safway Services, LLC

Jon M. Van Winkle, CTP
Qualcomm, Inc.

Jimmy Wall, CTP
Idealease of Los Angeles

James L. Weaver, CTP
Talon Logistics, Inc.

Marisa Webb, CTP
Oldcastle Building Products

Michael Wenger, CTP
Qualcomm, Inc.

David A. Zimmerman, CTP
Nexeo Solutions LLC

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. With an actively engaged leadership team of Board representatives, member volunteers and staff, NPTC in the past decade has grown significantly to serve a rising professional class of private fleet practitioners meeting the challenges of modern corporate transportation networks. NPTC is the leading learning resource center, government affairs advocate, and business networking culture for America’s top private fleet and supplier member companies.  The Council produces benchmarking, best practices, and economic data reports on the private fleet market; administers the highly regarded Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) training program, and conducts some of the most successful events in the trucking industry including the Annual Conference and Trade Show, the Private Fleet Management Institute, and the National Safety Conference. For more information about the Council’s activities and programs, visit our website at

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