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Mack museum curator wins Historian of the Industry award


ALLENTOWN, Pa. — If you’ve ever toured the Mack Trucks Historical Museum with curator Don Schumaker, then you’ve undoubtedly left there better informed about the history of Mack and the trucking industry in general.

The passionate museum curator was recently awarded the Historian of the Industry Award by the American Truck Historical Society.

“Don has made significant contributions to protecting and promoting the history of Mack Trucks, and we’re proud to see his efforts recognized with the Historian of the Industry Award,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America. “Through his decades of service, first as an employee and then as curator of the museum, Don has been a true ambassador for Mack.”

Schumaker joined Mack as a test lab mechanic in 1957 and retired from the company in 1995. However, after six months of retirement he rejoined the company to work at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum in 1996, becoming curator in 2008.

He plans to retire from his current role at the end of this year.

The Mack Trucks Historical Museum is located at the Mack Customer center in Allentown, Pa.

Mack Trucks Historical Museum Curator Don Schumaker (left) recently received the Historian of the Industry Award from the American Truck Historical Society for his diligent pursuit of the history of the trucking industry. Schumaker will retire at the end of 2015, with Michael Kitsock (right) assuming the role of museum curator.

Mack Trucks Historical Museum Curator Don Schumaker (left) recently received the Historian of the Industry Award from the American Truck Historical Society for his diligent pursuit of the history of the trucking industry. Schumaker will retire at the end of 2015, with Michael Kitsock (right) assuming the role of museum curator.


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