NASSTRAC, an industry association that provides education, advocacy and provider relations to transportation and supply chain professionals involved in all modes of transportation, announced that Tom Wenzinger, director of corporate traffic at Advance Stores Co. Inc. has been named to the association’s executive committee.
NASSTRAC’s executive committee primarily is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the 59-year-old industry shipper association. Wenzinger joins the leadership team comprised primarily of transportation and supply chain executives from a wide variety of leading manufacturers and retailers. He has extensive experience in the transportation industry and now is responsible for Advance Stores’ inbound collect programs, negotiating carrier contracts, capacity planning, reverse logistics and strategic planning.
“In this uncertain economy and with pending legislation under discussion in Washington that will dramatically affect the entire transportation industry, it is critical NASSTRAC maintain its strategic approach to representing its members and the industry,” says Brian Everett, NASSTRAC executive director. “It’s also critical that we continue to provide quality education to keep an informed marketplace on the issues and to provide a venue by which shippers and providers can continue to build productive relationships. Wenzinger’s appointment strengthens the leadership’s ability to accomplish these organizational goals through his proven leadership skills gained at several large corporations.”
One of Wenzinger’s first roles will be to join the NASSTRAC Advocacy Committee and other industry leaders for a “fly-in” to meet with members of Congress and their aides in Washington on Sept. 27-28 to represent the association in opposing what it deems as unwise or excessively burdensome regulation such as the potential changes to hours of service and truck size and weight limitations.