American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council awarded its highest honor—the Silver Spark Plug Award—to seven trucking industry professionals during the council’s 2014 annual meeting in Nashville TN recently.
The 2014 TMC Silver Spark Plug recipients are: Jim Clark, recently retired as director of engineering for TMD Friction, Troy MI; Lilo Hurtado, applications engineer for ExxonMobil, Bolingbrook IL; Bob Jeffries, sales manager for Remy Inc, Arlington TX; Mark Louzon, engine product development manager for Volvo Powertrain North America, Hagerstown MD; Vic Meloche, manager of technical sales for Detroit Diesel, Detroit MI; Don Raitzer, engineer for Stemco Brake Products Group, Livonia MI; and Dan Umphress, vice-president of maintenance and fleet services for A&R Transport, Morris IL.
Since the award’s 1968 inception, 201 individuals have been recognized with the Silver Spark Plug Award. Both fleet representatives and members of the supplier community are eligible.
To receive this award, a TMC full or associate member must have demonstrated five years’ active service in support of TMC leadership and/or activities, earned the respect of his peers, demonstrated clear industry leadership, and contributed new ideas, practices, or innovations in the management and maintenance of commercial motor vehicles for the improvement of equipment, its maintenance and maintenance management.