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Seven win TMC's Silver Spark Plug Award

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 13, 2014) — The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council honored seven TMC members with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug Award — at its annual meeting in Nashville March 10-13.

The Silver Spark Plug winners were:

• Jim Clark, recently retired director of engineering for TMD Friction, Troy, Mich.;

• Lilo Hurtado, applications engineer for ExxonMobil, Bolingbrook, Ill.;

• Bob Jeffries, sales manager for Remy Inc., Arlington, Texas;

• Mark Louzon, engine product development manager for Volvo Powertrain North America, Hagerstown, Md.;

• Vic Meloche, manager of technical sales for Detroit Diesel, Detroit, Mich.;

• Don Raitzer, engineer for Stemco Brakes Products Group, Livonia, Mich.; and

• Dan Umphress, vice president of maintenance and fleet services for A&R Transport, Morris, Ill.

The TMC awards the Silver Spark Plug to members who make outstanding contributions to the improvement of equipment, maintenance, industry-related technology and management practices, said Carl Kirk, ATA vice president of maintenance, information technology and logistics.

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