LEESBURG, Va. (May 8, 2014) — The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) has elected Holly Gerke, director of technical training for Penske Truck Leasing Co. L.P., to chair its board of directors, succeeding Darrell Rowe, who stepped down recently after retiring from Bridgestone Americas Retail Operations.
Ms. Gerke, who was elected vice chair last November, will serve out the remainder of Mr. Rowe's 2014 term, the ATMC said, and is eligible for re-election to a term in 2015.
She is the third female to serve in the leadership position in the council's 30-year history. Previously Bonnie Karim of the U.S. Postal Service served in 2002 and Janine Sine of TRW Automotive Inc. in 1988.