TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association announced today that Stephen Laskowski, a 20-year veteran of the association and its current senior vice-president will succeed David Bradley, who will be retiring at the end of 2017.
In the meantime, Laskowski will assume the role of president of OTA, while Bradley retains the CEO role.
“We have done our homework and it is a testament to the strength of our staff that we have chosen to promote from within,” said OTA chairman, Scott Tilley. “Steve has been an outstanding second-in-charge for many years and we have no doubt that he will be an outstanding leader in his own right.”
David Bradley also commented: “I am thrilled for Steve and for the organization. When the day comes, there is no one I would rather see take over from me than Steve. He is passionate about the industry, dedicated and a hard worker. He has already made a significant contribution to OTA’s success over the past several years and will bring some fresh ideas to ensure OTA remains strong in the future.”
Laskowski joined the OTA in 1994, and held progressively more senior jobs, becoming senior vice-president in 2004. He is also senior vice-president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Western.