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March 20, 2019 9:15 PM, EDT

TMC Honors Technicians, Executives as Industry Leaders

TMC The TMC of Tomorrow Leadership Development Program class. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Several trucking industry leaders were honored at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting awards lunch on March 20.

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Pedro Garza, a service writer with Texas Disposal Systems, and Leonard Wheatley, a maintenance supervisor with FleetPro Inc., were honored with the Excellence in Maintenance Supervision Award.

The award honors a front-line supervisor for excellent performance in a maintenance supervision role.

Abhishek Bharadwaj, the north central sales manager at Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products; Alexandra Knight, manager of market segmentation at Class C Solutions Group; and Mark Willis, business development manager for HDA Truck Pride, were honored as Recognized Associates.

“For more than six decades, TMC has striven to advance the professional standards for commercial vehicle maintenance,” TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell said in a statement. “The technicians and executives we honor here are doing that every day — and they all set the bar for excellence in this industry every day.”

TMC also announced the graduation of the inaugural group of candidates from its TMC of Tomorrow Leadership Development Program, which is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders within TMC and the transportation industry.

They include:

  • Amanda Schuier, Quality Transport Co.
  • Bryan Stewart, JB Transport
  • Chuck Kerr, FedEx Freight
  • David Piliro, Dunbar Armored
  • Matt Nolan, FedEx Freight
  • Daniel Mustafa, TravelCenters of America
  • Brandon Pashby, Ozark Motor Lines
  • Brandon Fackey, Clark Power Services
  • Mark Kennedy, Swift Transportation