People (October 01, 2010)

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Fifty-three roadside inspectors from across North America went head-to-head in the CVSA’s annual North American Inspectors Championship and at the end of the day it was an Ontario inspector that was crowned the winner.

Richard Robinson, a CVSA-certified North American Standard Level I inspector from Ontario won the Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion Award at the competition, which was held in conjunction with the US National Truck Driving Championships.

Robinson also won the Canadian division after accumulating the most points of all Canadian inspectors.

Another Canadian to place well was John Jackson from Alberta, who won the North American Standard Level V Passenger Vehicle (Motorcoach) Inspection category.

Former Freightliner marketing v.p. Mike Delaney has been named president and CEO of the Wheel-Time commercial vehicle service network. WheelTime is a network of about 200 service centres in the US and Canada and Delaney plans to expand its scope and capabilities in his new role.

His priorities will include: expanding the breadth of the network’s services and capabilities; driving quality across the system; and employing innovation across all systems and customer services, the company has announced. Previous to his most recent role with Daimler Trucks North America, Delaney has served as v.p. of marketing at Volvo Trucks North America and also for the Transport International Pool (TIP) unit of GE Capital.

Angus Barry Armour, son of Wes Armour, president and CEO of Armour Transportation Systems, passed away Sept. 8.

“Angus had a great spirit for life and he will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him,” the company said in a statement.

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Yokohama Tire Canada has named Eric Dedoyard its new president. Dedoyard replaces Alec Pigulevsky who retired earlier this year.

With 17 years experience working at Yokohama, most recently as vice-president and chief operating officer, Dedoyard will be responsible for all of Yokohama Tire’s Canadian operations.

Dedoyard will divide his time between Yokohama’s Canadian offices in Montreal, Toronto and Langley.

Grant’s Transport has awarded a scholarship to a northern Ontario student who plans to pursue an education in mathematics.

Samantha Schmidt of New Liskeard, Ont. earned the scholarship by achieving the highest overall average in mathematics courses of all candidates. Grant’s Transport has been awarding the scholarship for four years. The scholarship is administered by the Ontario Trucking Association Education Foundation.

Schmidt recently graduated from Timiskiming District Secondary School and plans to attend the University of Waterloo, where she’ll study mathematical physics.

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