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For Immediate Release
May 10, 2006

For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC

NPTC Institute Announces 2006 CTP® Graduating Class

Alexandria, VA – Twenty-two 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, April 30, 2006, in Nashville, TN.

Since the CTP® designation was first introduced in 1993, nearly 500 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. It is a benchmark of excellence earned by a select few, but available to anyone willing to make the necessary commitment.

âThese 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 companyâs transportation needs and objectives,â said Gary Petty, NPTC President and CEO.

The CTP Top Graduate Award was presented and sponsored by Fleet Owner Magazine.

The new CTPs include:

Edward Welch, CTP
Operations Manager
Perdue Transportation, Inc.
image Scott W. Blair, CTP
Transportation Manager
Giant Eagle/Pittsburgh Division
image George M. Carpenter, CTP
Logistics Systems and Technology Manager
Army and Air Force Exchange Service
image Mark Christensen, CTP
General Manager
Valley Truck Leasing

image Steven Downs, CTP
Area Transportation Director
Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
image Johnny F. Ganas, III, CTP
Corporate Fleet Safety Manager
Sonoco Products Company

  Bruce Girard, CTP
Transportation Supervisor
Clifford W. Perham, Inc.
image Justin Hockaday, CTP
Transportation Manager
Toys ‘R’ Us
image Jason Hosford, CTP
Fleet Operations Manager
CPC Logistics, Inc.

image Mike Lickert, CTP
Corporate Fleet Manager
Giant Eagle
image Randy Marshall, CTP
Senior Consultant
TMT Software Company
image Wade Moss, CTP
Logistics Manager
JK Trucking
image BeauDel Nighswander, CTP
Operations Manager
MMC Transport, Inc.
image Arthur L. Noble, CTP
Regional Leasing Manager
Mack Trucks, Inc.
  Anthony R. Pellegrino, CTP
National Fleet Manager
Restaurant Technologies, Inc.
image Robert Rousseau, CTP
C. W. Perham, Inc.
image C. Alan Smith, CTP
Transportation Manager
Harris Teeter, Inc.
image Barry P. Solomon, CTP
Transportation Manager
Toys ‘R’ Us
image Chris Sullivan, CTP
Corporate Fleet Safety Coordinator
McKee Foods Group
image Bill Toerpe, CTP
VP National Sales
image Thomas Trageser, CTP
Lead Service Coordinator, Dedicated Fleets
General Mills
image Kevin A. Zoeller, CTP
Fleet Maintenance Supervisor
Pricechopper Supermarkets/Golub Corp.

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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