Current Issue

Seven win TMC's Silver Spark Plug Award

Comments Email

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.

More Polls>

TB Reader Poll

Previous | Published October 21, 2016

Do your technicians use iPads, tablets or other electronic devices to check in customers and write up service orders?

Yes, we have for quite some time
36% (45 votes)
No, but we plan to begin using them soon
27% (33 votes)
No, we can’t afford or support it
23% (29 votes)
Never, I hate technology
14% (17 votes)
Total votes: 124
More Polls »