Carol Heinowski, logistics manager and head of safety and compliance at Meijer Inc., was elected chairman of the National Private Truck Council at its Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati April 29-May 1.
Meier operates 235 supermarkets throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., the company operates a fleet of 227 tractors and 2,410 trailers and ranks No. 14 on the Transport Topics list of largest private carriers in the grocery sector.
Heinowski joined Meijer in 2008 after serving as a safety investigator for 20 years with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in business administration with an emphasis on economics and law.
Heinowski serves as chair of the safety committee for NPTC.
The NPTC Board of Directors are (front row, from left): Mari Roberts, Bedford Monday, Carol Heinowski, Mike Schwersenska, Chuck Amen and Mike Noble. (Back, from left): Cameron Hafer, Luann Dunkerley, Robert L. Mann, Lewis Allen, David Barth, Erie Bergstrom Jr., Gary Petty, Brian Johnston and Robert Larsen. (NPTC photo)
Other officers elected:
• Vice chair: Mike Schwersenska, director of transportation and logistics, Brakebush Transportation Inc.
• Secretary: Chuck Amen, corporate transportation operations manager, Hillyard Inc.
• Treasurer: Bedford Monday, facilities operations manager, The Schwan Food Co.
New to the NPTC board of directors:
• Lewis Allen, Aaron’s Inc.
• David Barth, Wegmans Food Markets.
• Luann Dunkerley, CEI Group.
• Brian Johnston, Core-Mark International
• Robert Larsen Sr., J.J. Keller & Associates.
• Larry Ogg, Universal Forest Products.
Elected to NPTC Institute board of governors:
• Bryan Coyne, Trimble.
• Adam Kahn, NetraDyne Inc.
• Andrea Viele, Nestle USA.
NPTC is a trade association representing private fleet operators and is headquartered in Arlington, Va.