Lee Long, director of maintenance for Southeastern Freight Lines, Columbia, S.C., was installed as the 2012-2013 general chairman and treasurer of the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council
during TMC's 2012 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Tampa, Fla.

Long said one of his goals as chairman is to raise student awareness of career opportunities as heavy-duty truck technicians. A TMC member since 1996, he has been closely involved with the formation of the Council's Professional Technician Development Committee and its National Technician Skills Competition, chairing several task forces and serving as PTDC chairman from 2007 to 2010. Long was elected to TMC's Board of Directors in 2010, serving this past year as vice chairman and chairman of meetings.

Others serving as TMC officers for 2012-2013 include: Vice Chairman and Chairman of Meetings, Kirk Altrichter, Gordon Trucking; Chairman of Study Groups, Dan Umphress, Fleet Advantage; Membership and Publicity Chairman, Peggy Fisher, TireStamp Inc.; Chairman of Associates, Al Anderson, Bose Corp.; Immediate Past Chairman, Roy Gambrell, Truck It; and Executive Director, Carl Kirk, Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations.

Directors include: Brent Hilton, Maverick Transportation; Glen McDonald, Ozark Motor Lines; Kevin Otto, Cummins; John Sullivan, Reliable Carriers; Ron Szapacs, Air Products & Chemicals; Kevin Tomlinson, South Shore Transportation; and Dave Williams, Verizon Fleet Operations.