Gary L Macklin, editor-in-chief of Refrigerated Transporter, joined Tunnell Publications in 1972. He was appointed editor in 1973 and was made editor-in-chief in 1991. Prior to joining Tunnell Publications,which was acquired by Primedia in 1996, he served as an officer with the US Army Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He has been an active participant in industry associations, appearing on their programs as well as reporting on those meetings.He holds degrees in English and History from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, including graduate study in British literature and the history of Eastern Europe. He completed his BA degrees in 1967 and continued his studies until entering military service in 1970. He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Sally, and teenage daughter, and three office cats.