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11/11/2015 Press Release
Amy Lathrop Now Madame Chair of IMTA

Amy Lathrop of Perfect Pallets | Perfect Transportation Named Madame Chair of Indiana Motor Truck Association


Indianapolis – At its annual business meeting November 6, Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) announced that Amy Lathrop, Chief Operating Officer of Perfect Pallets, Inc. | Perfect Transportation, LLC was named Madame Chair of the Board for 2015-2016. She succeeds John Whittington, Vice President; Grammer Industries, Inc.

Additional elected officers of IMTA’s Board of Directors include:

- 1st Vice Chairman Paul Will, CEO; Celadon Trucking
- 2nd Vice Chairman Phil Hammel, COO; Carter Logistics, LLC
- Secretary Hue Andrews, COO; RG Transport (Red Gold)
- Treasurer Jeff Stoops, President; Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer Inc. (Division of Truck Country)

“We’re excited that Amy has been elected to serve as our 2016 Chairperson. She is only the third woman to serve in that capacity throughout the IMTA’s 84 year history,” said Gary Langston, President of the Association. “We look forward to her significant contributions to our association. Amy hails from a family of strong past and current IMTA leaders”.

Lathrop says one of her goals for the year is to “Drive trucking advocacy both in Indiana and the national level in order to positively impact the brand image for trucking.” She says, “Trucking is the backbone of our economy. If you’ve got it, a truck brought it. We depend on professional truck drivers every day to move goods efficiently and safely to keep product moving.”

Lathrop has worked for the family business since 2004; previously she was a manager with Kohl’s and Target. She received her degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame in 1996. She lives in Carmel with her husband and three children.

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About the IMTA
The Indiana Motor Truck Association is a highly respected association that strives to serve, represent and promote the interests of the trucking industry by enhancing its image, efficiency and productivity through its focus on safety and advocacy. Founded in 1934, the IMTA has continuously offered safety programs through its Safety & Maintenance Council, including distracted driving education, advocacy at both the state and federal levels, and networking opportunities and free consultations for its members. For additional information, visit www.intrucking.org.