Longtime Technical Director of the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Robert Braswell has been named the organization’s acting executive director. He replaces Carl Kirk who has left the organization, the American Trucking Associations announced Monday.
“TMC is a vitally important part of ATA, and we believe this change in leadership will help TMC grow, not just in size, but in deepening its relationship to ATA,” says ATA President and CEO Chris Spear.
General Chairman Glen McDonald, maintenance director for Memphis, Tenn.-based Ozark Motor Lines, says officers with TMC – the agency’s largest council – are excited to continue working with Braswell in his new role and looking forward to working in greater collaboration with ATA’s new leadership to help promote and grow both entities.
Braswell has been with TMC for 25 years, working in all aspects of the organization, including directing the Council’s voluntary recommended practice and product development efforts, organizing the annual TMCSuperTech and TMCFutureTech Technician Skills Competitions and appearing weekly on SiriusXM radio as co-host of Tech Talk with TMC on The Dave Nemo Show.
“Working for TMC these past 25 years has been both challenging and rewarding, affording me the unique opportunity to pursue my interests in the areas of technical sciences, publishing and association management,” Braswell says. “The best part of all, however, is the opportunity to work with our membership: the hardest working bunch I’ve ever encountered. Their enthusiasm for this organization is obvious and contagious, and it has been a pleasure to help these folks help our industry move forward.”