Peter Savage, director of quality and implementations at Clarke Power Services, accepts his award from TMC Chairman Ken Calhoun. - Photo: ATA

Peter Savage, director of quality and implementations at Clarke Power Services, accepts his award from TMC Chairman Ken Calhoun.

Photo: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council opened its 2020 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition by honoring four professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug award.

“The Silver Spark Plug is given to individuals who demonstrate professional excellence in commercial vehicle maintenance as our industry’s highest honor,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “Our winners this year represent the highest level of expertise and ability in our industry and we are pleased to recognize them with this award.”

This year’s honorees are Stacy Earnhardt, director of asset management and specialized operations at Best Specialized; Fred Kelley, director of engineering at Prestolite, General Cable; Peter Savage, director of quality and implementations at Clarke Power Services; and Paul Wion, northeast market fleet manager at Charter Communications.

Calhoun hands over the 2020 Silver Spark Plug award to Stacy Earnhardt, director of asset management and specialized operations at Best Specialized. - Photo: ATA

Calhoun hands over the 2020 Silver Spark Plug award to Stacy Earnhardt, director of asset management and specialized operations at Best Specialized.

Photo: ATA

“TMC’s members keep our industry moving, and these four individuals represent the highest level of the professional excellence the council strives for,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “More than half of the 7.3 million people employed by the trucking industry do something other than drive a truck, and without them, our nation’s goods don’t get to our stores, hospitals and factories. These individuals are examples to all of us in this industry and they’re to be commended.”

“The Silver Spark Plug honors those who TMC members who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to improving our industry,” said TMC General Chairman Kenneth Calhoun, fleet optimization manager for Altec Industries. “I congratulate all these winners for their achievement and commitment to the ideals of TMC.”

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