New Members Appointed to ATRI Research Advisory Committee
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 19, 2012
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of
Directors of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently
appointed 17 new members to its Research Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC is
charged with annually identifying the trucking industry's top research needs.
RAC members represent a diverse group of industry stakeholders including motor
carriers, industry suppliers, academics, government, driver groups and law
enforcement. The new members, along with 16 reappointed members, will serve a
two-year term starting January 2013.
The ATRI Board also appointed Steve L. Niswander, Vice President of Safety,
Policy and Regulatory Relations for Groendyke Transport in Enid, Oklahoma as
Chairman of the Research Advisory Committee. Niswander has been a member of
the RAC since 2009 and he will serve as Chairman of the 2013-2014 RAC. He will
be responsible for leading the group's identification, review and
prioritization of the industry's research agenda.
Newly appointment members of the ATRI Research Advisory Committee:
Duane Acklie Chris McLoughlin
Chairman Cargo Risk Manager
Crete Carrier Corporation C.H. Robinson
Kirk Altrichter Robert Moseley, Jr.
Vice President, Maintenance Transportation Attorney
Gordon Trucking, Inc. Smith Moore Leatherwood
Andrew Boyle Scott Mugno
Executive Vice President Vice President, Safety and Maintenance
Boyle Transportation FedEx Ground
Michael Conyngham Vidya Mysore
Director of Research Manager, Systems Traffic Modeling
International Brotherhood of Florida Department of Transportation
John Freeman Richard Plewacki
Vice President Sales Partner
Pilot Travel Centers Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Arnoff
Matt Hart Webb Shaw
Executive Director Vice President, Editorial Resources
Illinois Trucking Association J.J. Keller & Associates
Sanford Hodes Frank Southworth
Senior Vice President and Principal Research Scientist
Deputy General Counsel Georgia Institute of Technology, School of
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ryder System, Inc.
Keith Klingenberg Keith Tuttle
Senior Vice President, Logistics President
Practice Group Leader
Motor Carrier Services, Inc.
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA
Atlanta Regional Commission
ATRI is the trucking industry's 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research
organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight
transportation's essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient
SOURCE American Transportation Research Institute
Contact: Rebecca Brewster of ATRI, +1-770-432-0628
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