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For Immediate Release
May 10, 2017

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Honors 78 Certified Transportation Professionals® (CTP)

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 30-May 2, 2017 in Cincinnati.

Since the CTP designation was first introduced in 1993, more than 1,600 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 Mari Roberts, CTP, Chair of the NPTC Institute Board of Governors that oversees the program and Director, LD&T Dallas Metroplex, Frito-Lay, Inc.

“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 presented to Scott Duvall, CTP, Safety Coordinator with Dot Transportation, Inc.

In addition to Duvall, the following individuals represent the CTP Class of 2017:

Bryan Alwert, CTP, Trans Papa Logistics – Papa John’s

Cassie Anderson, CTP, Lee TranServices, Inc.

Chris Armstrong, CTP, Brakebush Transportation, Inc.

Zachary James Babenko, CTP, Idealease, Inc.

William Baines, CTP, CPC Logistics Inc.

David W. Barth, CTP, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Andy Berry, CTP, Driving Ambition, Inc.

Katie J. Blanchard, CTP, CVS Health

Greg Boyington, CTP,  CPC Logistics Inc.

Brad Brooke, CTP,  Whirlwind Steel Buildings

Scott Bryers, CTP, FleetNet America

Christopher Laurence Chapman, CTP, Lytx DriveCam

William M. Clifton, CTP, Scholastic Book Fairs

Ron Clow, CTP,  Nestlé USA

Michael Conner, CTP, Sunbelt Rentals

Julie Cundy, CTP, Whiteline Express, Ltd.

James R. Curcio, CTP, Idealease, Inc.

Dale S. Dunaitis, CTP,  SpeedGauge, Inc.

Tom Dorgan, CTP,  Omnitracs, LLC

James T. Eilerman, CTP, Apio Inc. / GreenLine Logistics

Anthony Elliot, CTP, PeopleNet

Jamie Elrod, CTP,  Orscheln Farm and Home LLC

Ben Espey, CTP, WinCo Foods

Douglas Evans, CTP, Pepsi Beverages Company

Joshua Flora, CTP,  Waltco Lift Gates

Keith Frantz, CTP,  Archer Daniels Midland

Patrick M. Gallagher, CTP, Penske Truck Leasing Company

Joseph Garofalo, CTP,GAF Materials Corp

Steven Garrish, CTP, SleepSafe Drivers

Ken Gillies, CTP, Element Fleeet Management

Jason Kyle, CTP, Graydon          HSM Solutions

Robert Hart, CTP, PeopleNet

Luis Herrera, CTP, Fleet Advantage, LLC

Pete Holmes, CTP, Clifford W. Perham/Shaw’s

Krystle Horst, CTP, Batesville Logistics

Jerry Johnson, CTP, J&B Wholesale Distribution

Paul Johnston, CTP, Michelin North America

Kevin Michael Jones, CTP, Trans Papa Logistics – Papa John’s

Joel Jorgenson, CTP,  PeopleNet

Timothy Patrick Kennedy, CTP, WinCo Foods

David Leday, CTP,  Trans Papa Logistics – Papa John’s

Britney C. Lockhart, CTP, Clayton Homes

Jim Lombardo, CTP,  Omnitracs, LLC

Michael Maglio, CTP, Oldcastle / Allied Building Products

Robert Magnant, CTP,Vnomics

Joe Mark, CTP, Lytx DriveCam

Anthony Lowell Matzke, CTP, TransDirect USA

Kendrick Maxwell, CTP, Schwans

Edward C. McCarthy, CTP, Vnomics

Bruce McNiven, CTP, VitalAire Canada Inc.

Cinthia Mendoza, CTP,  Pepsi Beverages Company

Brett Glen Miller, CTP, Centerline Drivers, LLC

Jason Monahan, CTP, Trans Papa Logistics – Papa John’s

Jeff Morris, CTP,  Michelin North America

Ben Nabas, CTP,  GAF Materials Corp

Perry Nix, CTP, PeopleNet

Robert Norris, CTP, Kellogg Company

Alicia Petersen, CTP, PeopleNet

Chris Petersen, CTP, PeopleNet

Nicole Pickard, CTP, Idealease, Inc.

Alison Pozsonyi, CTP, Arconic Wheel & Transportation Products

Brett Pulley, CTP,TBHC Delivers

John Rasmussen, CTP, Kellogg Company

Frank Samler, CTP,  NEP Broadcasting

Ratinder Sandhu, CTP, GAF Materials Corp

Michael Shomody, CTP, Valley Proteins

Joe Siejakowski, CTP, TBHC Delivers

Joseph Edward Sierp, CTP,         GAF Materials Corp

Bernie Silver, CTP, Omnitracs, LLC

Spero A. Skarlatos, CTP, Element Fleeet Management

Evan G. Stinson, CTP,  First Advantage

Roger Strike II, CTP, Wheels, Inc.

Grace Tisdall, CTP,  Idealease, Inc.

Kerry Delight Varney, CTP, Oldcastle Lawn & Garden Products

Andrea Viele, CTP, Nestlé USA

Bob Weems, CTP, Universal Forest Transportation, Inc.

Shanda Zelaya, CTP, NIC Federal LL

  The CTP 2016 Graduating Class

The CTP 2017 Graduating Class

Joe Sponseller, CTP

2017 CTP Top Graduate Scott Duvall, (second from left) receiving the CTP Top Graduate Award from Fleet Owner Senior Editor Aaron Marsh.
On the right is Mari Roberts, CTP, Frito-Lay, Chair of the NPTC Institute Board of Governors and on left NPTC President and CEO, Gary Petty.

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. 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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