ATA names 5 Silver Spark Plug recipients for 2016

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Updated Mar 2, 2016

ATA-logo3American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored Monday night five industry professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug —at the opening of its 2016 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

“These five individuals represent the pinnacle of our field and we are proud to have them as members of TMC and to honor them with this award,” says Carl Kirk, ATA vice president of maintenance, information technology & logistics and TMC executive director.

This year’s honorees were Curtis Cummings, advisor for maintenance support, FedEx Freight, Harrison, Ark.; Duane Lippincott, senior project manager, United Parcel Service, Atlanta; Alex Moultanovsky, vice president, Automotive Climate Control, Elkhart, Ind.; Randy Tumbarello, maintenance director, Trimac Transportation, Gardena, Calif. and Richard Winters, fleet manager, Verizon Fleet Operations, New Freedom, Pa.

“The Silver Spark Plug is only given to individuals who represent the best of our council in their commitment to improved engineering and maintenance standards through the development of TMC recommended practices,” says TMC General Chairman Kevin Tomlinson, director of maintenance, South Shore Transportation, Sandusky, Ohio. “I congratulate all these winners for their achievement and commitment.”