TMC Honors Four with Silver Spark Plug

May 2023

Orlando, FL… American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored four professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug —at the opening of TMC’s 2023 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

“The Silver Spark Plug is given to individuals who demonstrate professional excellence in commercial vehicle maintenance as our industry’s highest honor,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “Our winners this year represent the highest level of expertise and ability in our industry. We are pleased to recognize them with this award.”

This year’s honorees are: Brian Liimatta, customer support manager, Cummins Inc.;  North America; Matt Jablon, district service manager, Daimler Truck North America; Jack Poster, VMRS services manager, TMC; and Anita Byrne, recently retired, from Wapakoneta, Ohio.

“I want to share my congratulations with the individuals receiving TMC’s highest honor – the Silver Spark Plug. They have demonstrated the kind of professionalism and dedication to our industry that the millions of Americans employed in trucking aspire to, and I commend them for their outstanding work,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear.

“The Silver Spark Plug honors those who TMC members who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to improving our industry,” said TMC General Chairman Randy Obermeyer, vice president safety and maintenance for Online Transport Inc. “I congratulate all these winners for their achievement and commitment to the ideals of TMC.”