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People in the News May 2017

June 5, 2017
News & highlights of people in the tank truck, storage terminaling and truck and tank manufacturing sectors


Martin Tewari has joined Groendyke Transport as executive vice-president. With 27 years of experience in the trucking industry, he has spent the past 1.5 years as president of USA Truck Inc. David Snapp has been promoted to Groendyke’s chief operations officer. For the past four years, he has served as vice-president of operations. Aaron Harmon joins Groendyke as vice-president of performance and business analytics. He has worked the past 21 years for GEFCO Inc, including the past 10 years as its president. Steven Jech joins Groendyke as director of construction and facilities. With 32 years of experience in facilities management, he spent the past 10 years as director of real estate for MidFirst Bank.

Bay and Bay Transportation has named Mike Venegoni president of its logistics division. Previously, he served as vice-president of operations for CRST Logistics.


Mack Trucks has named Richard “Rick” Hoyle as vice-president of national accounts. Hoyle previously served in a variety of senior leadership positions for a leading bulk transportation and logistics company. He also owned and operated a bulk haul business for 16 years.

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announced João V Faria has been appointed president of Eaton’s Vehicle Group, effective May 1. He succeeds Kenneth F Davis, who has announced he will retire August 1. In 2013, Faria was appointed to his most recent dual role leading the Electrical business in Latin America and serving as corporate president for South and Central America. An Eaton employee since 1986, Davis has served as president, Vehicle Group, since 2011.

Phillips Industries has hired David Diaz as director of marketing. He has held creative and marketing positions at Los Angeles advertising agencies IQAir and Body Glove, and launched and ran a 22-person strategic marketing and advertising agency in Phoenix AZ. Phillips has hired Jeffrey McKeown in the new position of OEM trailer and technical sales manager. He most recently was director of OEM and fleet sales at Tectran.


The National Tank Truck Carriers Inc (NTTC) announced that Tracy Henke has joined the organization as its director of education and publications. She brings more than 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including experience managing and developing organizational education and publications programs.

American Trucking Associations has hired Jeremy Kirkpatrick as the federation’s new director of strategic communications. Kirkpatrick comes to ATA from the National Restaurant Association, where he was senior manager of digital and media relations.