Industry Leaders Recognized by TMC During 2024 Annual Meeting

Industry Leaders Recognized by TMC During 2024 Annual Meeting

Industry Leaders Recognized by TMC During 2024 Annual Meeting
Technicians and Executives Honored by Premier Trucking Organization

New Orleans, Louisiana – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored several industry professionals with a variety of awards for their important service to the council and the industry during the Council’s 2024 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.


“TMC strives to advance the professional standards for commercial vehicle maintenance in our industry and has done so for nearly 70 years,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “We have leaders across our organization, but the technicians and executives we honor here set and raise the bar for excellence in this industry every day.”


Paul Cigala, ExxonMobil; Brad Umphress, Great Dane; Travis Dintelman, TODCO; Kathy Widing, MISCO Refractometer; Joe Olszta, Whiting Door were honored as Recognized Associates.


In addition, TMC awarded the Excellence in Maintenance Supervision Award to Earl Webb, Online Transport, Inc.; the Gerri Murphy Membership Leadership Award to Amanda Schuier, Jetco Delivery, and the ‘Uncle’ Darrell Hicks TMC Mentor Award to Brant Schneider, Alcoa Wheels. Andrew Brashear, Valvoline Global Products won the Study Group Secretaries Award. Purkeys was named the recipient of TMC’s Corporate Engagement Achievement Award. Ken Marko, US Foods, received the Peggy Fisher Study Group Leadership Award.


In addition, the Council announced the graduation of its sixth group of candidates from the TMC of Tomorrow Leadership Development Program. The program is dedicated to developing future leaders of TMC and the transportation industry.


The Class of 2024 graduates includes valedictorian Justin Worden, Nussbaum Transportation, as well as:

  • Sasha Babenko, Erich-Jaeger USA Inc.
  • Hayden Gaussoin, Silver Eagle Manufacturing
  • Jason Rohn, Dhollandia Liftgates
  • Tommy Slaymaker, Peterbilt
  • Bailey Stephenson, Alcoa Wheels



By providing leadership support and opportunities to collaborate, TMC helps members develop the industry’s best practices that address the critical truck technology and maintenance issues that have the greatest impact on truck fleets. For nearly 70 years, TMC’s member-driven Recommended Maintenance and Engineering Practices have been setting the standards that help trucking companies specify and maintain their fleets more effectively. Follow TMC on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on X or FacebookTrucking Moves America Forward.

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