The American Trucking Associations announced that Barry Pottle, chief executive officer of Pottle’s Transportation, Bangor ME, was elected by the federation’s board of directors to serve as the organization’s 74th chairman.
“To be elected chairman of ATA is a tremendous honor for me,” Pottle said. “I am excited and invigorated by the challenge of leading ATA and would like to thank my fellow members for entrusting me with this responsibility.”
ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said: “Barry has been a strong and engaged voice for our industry on the issues that are of critical importance to our industry. I’m confident he will continue to be a tremendous representative for our industry, and I congratulate him on this honor.”
Pottle succeeds Dave Manning, president of TCW Inc, Nashville TN, as chairman.
Pottle purchased Pottle’s Transportation from his father in 1988 and guided its growth from an 11-truck fleet to its current size of more than 180 trucks and 575 trailers.
In addition to his previous service as ATA First Vice Chairman, Pottle has served as chairman of Truck PAC, the Maine Motor Transport Association and the Truckload Carriers Association.
The Board also elected Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express Inc, New Orleans LA, as ATA first vice-chairman; Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking, Findlay OH, as ATA second vice-chairman; and Harold Summerford Jr, CEO of J&M Tank Lines Inc, Birmingham AL and Dan Van Alstine, president and COO of Ruan Transportation Management Systems as ATA vice-chairmen. In addition, the Board re-elected John Smith, chairman of Admiralty Holdings Inc, as secretary and Mike Ducker, former president and CEO of FedEx Freight, as treasurer.