TRALA chooses 2005-06 chairman

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Members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association chose Edart NationaLease President and CEO Mark Siegal, of Hartford, Conn., to be their 2005-2006 chairman.

The vote was taken at TRALA’s 2005 Annual Meeting, April 6-9, in Tucson, Ariz.

In addition to Siegal, the TRALA Board of Directors elected the following members as officers:

·Steven Lawrence, president of Lawrence NationaLease in Red Wing, Minn., was elected second vice chairman.
·Robert Shingle, president of PRIMMS in Oak Brook, Ill., was elected vice chairman.
·Charles Sommer, president of Public Service Truck Renting, Inc. of Long Island City, N.Y., was elected secretary.
·Frank Walter, president of Palmer Leasing Group in Indianapolis, was elected treasurer.
·Jerry Kress, president of Carmenita Leasing of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., was elected immediate past chairman.

The following members were elected to the association’s 2005-2008 Board of Directors:

·Ken Adkins, vice president and general manager of Salem Leasing, a NationaLease affiliate located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
·Joe Benacci, president of AmeriQuest Truck Rental of Erie, Penn.
·Brian Hogan, president of Hogan Motor Leasing, Inc., an AmeriQuest affiliate located in St. Louis.
·Michael McMahon, president of Southeastern Leasing and Rental Company, of Charlotte, N.C.

TRALA members elected Terry Young, president of Advantage Truck Leasing of Charlotte, N.C., to fill a vacancy in the 2003-2006 board.

Gregory Hyland, Ryder System’s executive vice president of fleet management solutions, and Stephen Lawrence, the president of Lawrence NationaLease of Red Wing, Minn., were chosen to fill vacancies on the 2004-2007 board.

The following members were appointed to the Board of Directors to serve one-year terms for 2005-2006:
·Michael Breeden, executive director of national accounts for Cummins in Columbus, Ind.
·Doug Clark, president of AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources in Cherry Hill, N.J.
·Terry Dubowick, director of Mack Leasing System Inc. in Allentown, Penn.
·John Grainger, president of NationaLease in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
·Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Freightliner Trucks in Portland, Ore.
·Scott Kress, senior vice president of sales and marketing of Volvo Trucks North America Inc. of Greensboro, N.C.
·Bob Southern, president of PACCAR Leasing Company in Bellevue, Wash.