TORONTO, Ont. — A passionate champion of the trucking industry, John Stollery, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious OTA/Trailmobile Service to Industry Award.
Currently chairman of Process Capital Corporation, he is best known for his time as chief executive officer of TNT North America, TNT Canada and TST Solutions (which he and his management team purchased in the late 1990s).
During his time at the helm of some of Canada’s largest trucking operations, Stollery served as chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, treasurer and vice-chairman of the Ontario Trucking Association. He also served as a board member of the Canadian Tariff Committee of the Freight Carriers Association of Canada. In the 1996 he was awarded the ‘Transportation Person of the Year for Ontario.’
Prior to joining the trucking industry, Stollery was president of ICG Propane and held numerous vice president positions with Xerox Canada. But, as he would later admit, it was in the trucking industry that he truly made his mark. He was energized by the entrepreneurship and drive of the trucking industry and was not bashful about saying so, which won him the accolades and admiration of peers and competitors alike.
Stollery is an outspoken proponent of highway safety and was a major force behind the Target ’97 Government-Industry Task Force on Truck Safety. He was instrumental in revitalizing the national trucking lobby group that is now the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA).
“John Stollery is a tour de force in the trucking industry,” says David Bradley, president of OTA. “He is truly one of the greatest leaders and visionaries that this industry has produced. He has raised the bar in terms of how the industry views itself and how it is perceived by others.”
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