New Members Appointed to ATRI Research Advisory Committee

Contact: Rebecca Brewster
(770) 432-0628
November 19, 2012

Arlington, VA – 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
Crete Carrier Corporation

Kirk Altrichter
Vice President, Maintenance
Gordon Trucking, Inc.

Andrew Boyle
Executive Vice President
Boyle Transportation

Randy Boyles
Vice President Tailored Solutions

Michael Conyngham
Director of Research
International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Matt Hart
Executive Director
Illinois Trucking Association

Sanford Hodes
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Ryder System, Inc.

Keith Klingenberg
Senior Vice President, Logistics Practice Group Leader
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA

Michael Kray
Principal Planner
Atlanta Regional Commission

Chris McLoughlin
Cargo Risk Manager
C.H. Robinson

Robert Moseley, Jr.
Transportation Attorney
Smith Moore Leatherwood

Scott Mugno
Vice President, Safety and Maintenance
FedEx Ground

Vidya Mysore
Manager, Systems Traffic Modeling
Florida Department of Transportation

Richard Plewacki
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Arnoff

Webb Shaw
Vice President, Editorial Resources
J.J. Keller & Associates

Frank Southworth
Principal Research Scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology,
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Keith Tuttle
Motor Carrier Services, Inc.

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 transportation system.

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