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Macks chief project manager gets TMCs highest honour

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. -- Mark Kachmarsky, chief project manager-product range management for Mack Trucks, recently rec...


LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. — Mark Kachmarsky, chief project manager-product range management for Mack Trucks, recently received the Silver Spark Plug Award from the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.

The award is the highest honour given by TMC.

Kachmarsky has been a TMC member since 1989, working with various study groups including electrical, cab, electronics, and specialty vehicles. He has been involved in writing and updating several TMC Recommended Practice documents, and given various presentations on industry-related topics at the organization’s yearly conferences.

The Silver Spark Plug is awarded annually to individuals who have given five years of active service in support of TMC leadership and/or activities, preferably technically oriented; earned the respect of their peers, clearly demonstrated industry leadership, and hold current Full Member or Associate Member status; contributed new ideas, practices, or innovations in the management and maintenance of commercial motor vehicle technology.

Since the award’s 1968 inception under the Regular Common Carrier Conference Maintenance Committee, 165 individuals have been recognized with the Silver Spark Plug Award. With Kachmarsky’s recognition, Mack has now employed four recipients of the award.

Since joining Mack in 1978, Kachmarsky has worked in various capacities in engineering-product development prior to assuming his current role in product range management.

“We are very proud of Mark and the fine work he has done representing Mack in the technological advancement of the industry,” said Paul Vikner, Mack president and CEO.


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