TMC names Silver Spark Plug award winners

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The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations awarded its highest honor – the Silver Spark Plug Award – to four trucking industry professionals during the council’s 2010 Annual Meeting.

The 2010 TMC Silver Spark Plug recipients are: Doug White, vice president of maintenance for Dunbar Armored; Vincent Lindley, national fleet service account manager for Volvo Trucks North America; Roger Maye, national service manager for Consolidated Metco; and Carl Tapp, vice president of maintenance for PAM Transport.

These recipients were awarded the Silver Spark Plug for their outstanding contributions to the improvement of equipment, maintenance, industry-related technology and management practices.

White has been a TMC member since 1997. He provided the leadership when TMC started its S.15 Specialty Vehicles Study Group and continues to lead the study group as chairman. He has led numerous task forces, has served as moderator or panelist for numerous technical presentations and is a past recipient of TMC’s Maintenance Supervision Excellence Award.

Lindley is a TMC Recognized Associate has been a member since 1994. He has been active in several study groups where he has helped facilitate the development of numerous Recommended Practices. He has been a presenter for TMC technical sessions and currently serves as secretary for TMC’s Associate members.

Maye is a TMC Recognized Associate and has been a member since 2003. He has worked within the S.6 Chassis and Brake Systems Study and played a leading role in developing RP 648, “Troubleshooting Ride Complaints.” He has been active in TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee since its inception, served as a station chairman or co-chairman for PTDC’s national technician competition and helped produce training sessions for the PTDC Technician Training Fair. He has supported TMC International meeting in Canada and regularly appears on the council’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio Show, “Tech Talk with TMC.”

Tapp has been a TMC member since 1996. He has been active in the S.1 Electrical and Instruments Study Group and has distinguished himself as a memorable technical session presenter, sharing his wealth of industry knowledge from a fleet perspective. He is a regular participant in several task forces and currently chairs the Road Service Diagnostic Evaluation Process Task Force. He also serves on ATA’s Technical Advisory Group.