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People (June 01, 2003)

The National Truck League (NTL) has added former Alberta Trucking Association (ATA) general manager, Al Smythe, to its sales ranks. Smythe, the well-known former director of regulatory affairs with th...




The National Truck League (NTL) has added former Alberta Trucking Association (ATA) general manager, Al Smythe, to its sales ranks. Smythe, the well-known former director of regulatory affairs with the ATA, has extensive experience in trucking and has been called on by the provincial government as a trucking industry consultant in the past. He will draw on this experience in his new role with NTL – a provider of specialized insurance products and services to the trucking industry.

Hendrickson International has appointed Joseph Mahler to director of finance. Mahler’s responsibilities will include financial reporting, planning and analysis, general accounting and credit administration and information technology for the division. Prior to this post, Mahler was with Crown North America for five years, where he served as vice-president, administration and finance.

Tuthill Transport Technologies recently made some organizational changes. Jim Wilfore has taken on the role of president and Ron Harman will be the new executive vice-president, operations. Wilfore was president of Fontaine Trailer Company for 18 years prior to taking on presidential duties with Tuthill. Harman made the decision to step down as president in order to focus his efforts on operations in Grimsby.

Transportation Technologies has undergone some organizational changes: John Schneider will take over as regional director of sales, Dan DeBord will be the new account representative and Steve Witherspoon has been added to the team as the business development manager.

Schneider brings senior account manager experience from Freightliner to the new position. He joined the Transportation Technologies team in 2000. DeBord has several years of technical sales experience and will work out of the Portland, Ore. sales office. Prior to this new role, Witherspoon was in the automotive market for 20 years.

Trish DeBoer, R.I.B, C.I.P., and principal of Rainbow Insurance Brokers in Waterford, Ont., which specializes in long-haul truck insurance, has recently graduated from the Insurance Institute of Canada, with the professional designation, C.I.P., which stands for Chartered Insurance Professional. CIPs are distinguished by their extensive property/casualty insurance experience, superior education and high ethical standards. There are over 10,400 CIP’s and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professionals (FCIP) in Canada.


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