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CTA names executive committee members, chairman

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Canadian Trucking Alliance has announced its executive committee line-up for 2008-2010. The announcement was made at the CTA annual spring meeting here.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance has announced its executive committee line-up for 2008-2010. The announcement was made at the CTA annual spring meeting here.

“The new executive committee reflects a restructuring of the CTA governance model and contains a number of fresh faces as well as seasoned veterans of the committee,” said CTA officials in a release.

A new feature of the executive committee composition is the inclusion of the association managers of all seven provincial trucking associations. Among the appointments was Bruno Muller, CEO of Caron Transportation Systems of Sherwood Park, Alta., who was named chairman of the CTA’s board of directors.

CTA officials call Muller “a visionary leader” who built Caron Transportation Systems, a specialty hauler of bulk commodities, into one of the most successful carriers in Western Canada. Caron services western, central and northern Canada as well as the northwestern US. Muller has been a fixture on the CTA board of directors since its inception 10 years ago and a member of its executive committee for the past six years.

“CTA has completed the most effective and productive period of its history since it became an alliance of the provincial associations in 1997,” Muller said. “We have been blessed by strong, progressive leadership both at the carrier and the staff level; we will continue to build on our strengths and ensure CTA has the resources it needs to do the job in helping to shape our industry and the regulatory environment it operates in.”

David Bradley, CEO of the Alliance calls Muller “an ideal steward for CTA at this point in the Alliance and the industry’s history.”

“Bruno is a dynamic and progressive leader. He is well-known for his trademark style in which he provides thoughtful strategic direction while empowering those who work on his team with great responsibility. This will dovetail extremely well in his role with CTA,” Bradley said.

The remainder of the new CTA executive committee comprises:

Officers:

1st vice-chairman – Paul Easson, Easson’s Transport, Berwick, N. S.;

2nd vice-chairman – Scott Johnston, Siemens Group of Companies, Saskatoon, Sask.;

Secretary – Mark Seymour, Kriska Transportation, Prescott, Ont.;

Treasurer – Don Streuber, Bison Transportation, Winnipeg, Man.;

CEO – David Bradley, Canadian Trucking Alliance.

At-Large:

Gord Peddle, D & D Transport, Mount Pearl, Nfld.;

Gene Orlick, Orlick Transport, Calgary, Alta.;

Eric Gignac, Transport Guilbault, Boucherville, Que.;

Scott Smith, JD Smith & Sons, Concord, Ont.

Past chairmen:

Immediate past chairman – Claude Robert, Robert Transport, Boucherville, Que.;

John Stollery, Transforce Income Fund, Montreal, Que.;

Dan Einwechter, Challenger Motor Freight, Cambridge, Ont.;

Allan Robison, Reimer Express Lines, Winnipeg, Man.;

Evan MacKinnon, MacKinnon Transport, Guelph, Ont.


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