Hicks retires from Penray after 26 years

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Penray — a manufacturer of cooling system treatments, fuel treatments and shop chemicals — recently announced the retirement of “Uncle” Darrell Hicks after 26 years of employment with the Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based company.

“All of us at Penray would like to congratulate Darrell on his retirement and thank him for his many years of outstanding performance and loyal service,” says Randy Fowler, vice president of sales. “His extensive knowledge of the industry and personal connections has proven to be invaluable to the success and growth of the company over the years. He’ll be missed by co-workers, customers and fellow industry members. We all wish him the very best.”

Hicks joined Penray in 1980 as a territory sales manager and retired as the national OEM liaison for Penray’s power fleet group, where he worked with the engineering, service and production departments of the heavy-duty truck manufacturers. He conducted coolant installation quality audits and served as a liaison between original equipment manufacturers’ field service management and warranty management.

Hicks received numerous awards and certifications throughout his career, including the prestigious Silver Spark Plug Award in 1992 from the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations.