NPTC chooses its leaders at annual event

Carol Heinowski, logistics manager, safety and compliance at Meijer, was elected chairman of the National Private Truck Council’s board of directors at the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition, held recently in Cincinnati.

She replaces Bill Hartman, Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) and senior fleet manager at VF Jeanswear. Heinowski joined Meijer in 2008. Prior to that, she was a safety investigator for 20 years with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In addition to her role on the board, she also chairs the NPTC Safety Committee.

Six new members were elected to the board of directors:

•Lewis Allen, CTP, director, fleet operations, Aaron’s

•David Barth, CTP, transportation area manager, Wegmans Food Markets

•Luann Dunkerley, sales leader–NE Territory, CEI Group

•Brian Johnston, CTP, senior director of transportation, Core-Mark International

•Robert Larsen, senior director, business services marketing, J J Keller & Associates

•Larry L Ogg, CTP, director of logistics, Universal Forest Products

Also elected as NPTC officers were:

•Vice-Chair—Mike Schwersenska, director of transportation/logistics, Brakebush Transportation

•Secretary—Chuck Amen, CTP, corporate transportation operations manager, Hillyard

•Treasurer—Bedford Monday, CTP, facilities operations manager, The Schwan Food Company

Seventy-eight people were named CTPs by the NPTC Institute, the certification arm of NPTC. The CTP program is sponsored by J J Keller & Associates.

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