Six trucking industry suppliers have been named Recognized Associates of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations for outstanding contributions to the improvement of equipment,
its maintenance and maintenance management.
The Recognized Associates were honored during the Industry Awards Luncheon at TMC's 2008 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 4-7.
The 2008 recipients of TMC's Recognized Associate award are: Tom Cuthbertson, vice president for government-industry relations for XATA Technologies; Ralph De Genova, product information and training manager for Volvo Trucks; Gary Kandel, technical support director for Cummins Inc.; Roger Maye, national service manager for Consolidated Metco; Doug Memering, assistant chief engineer for Cummins Inc.; and Bruce Purkey, president of Purkey's Electrical Consulting.
Cuthbertson, Herndon, Va., has been involved with ATA councils since the early 1990s when he was a member of the Information Technology and Logistics Council and then joined TMC in 2000 when information technology and logistics was integrated into TMC.
His diverse career experience as a fleet manager and a representative of the supplier community as well as his expertise in on- and off-board technology has added significant breath to TMC's leadership ranks. He has served on TMC's board of directors as a member of the associates group, has been chairman of membership and publicity as well as chairman of Associates. He has served on or chaired numerous IT Task Forces and has been a presenter for numerous technical presentations.
Mr. Cuthbertson was awarded the TMC's Silver Spark Plug in 2003.
De Genova, Greensboro, N.C., has been a TMC member since 1994. He has served as a meeting mechanic and a sergeant-at-arms, and has been active in the S.4 Cab and Controls Study Group.
Kandel, Columbus, Ind., joined TMC in 1993 and immediately began participating as a meeting mechanic and sergeant-at-arms. He has been active in the S.3 Engines Study Group, contributing heavily to engine-related Recommended Practices.
Maye, Monroe, N.C., officially a member of TMC since 2003, began attending TMC meetings long before that. Initially involved with the S.6 Chassis and Brake Systems Study Group, he was involved with development of RP 648, "Troubleshooting Ride Complaints." He has been active in the Professional Technician Development Committee from its inception and has volunteered as either a skills station co-chair or chairman in all three years of the national skills competition.
Memering, Columbus, Ind., has been a TMC member since 2001. He has served extensively on the and S.12 On-board Vehicle Electronics Study Group and S.3 Engines Study Grroup where he has contributed to the development of several engine-related TMC Recommended Practices.
He also serves regularly as a sergeant-at-arms, meeting mechanics and is vice chairman of the Sign Committee.
Purkey, Rogers, Ark., has been a TMC member since 1992, He has participated in numerous technical sessions within the S.1 Electrical and Instruments Study Group. He has chaired a number of Task Forces within S.1 and has contributed to the development of more than 25 TMC Recommended Practices. He has also been active with the PTDC, serving as an electrical station chair or co-chair for TMCSuperTech competitions or in helping to produce training sessions for the PTDC Technician Training Fair.