Daniel R. Furth has been named president of the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC), the board of directors announced. Furth will be just the fourth president of NTTC, which was founded in 1945. He succeeds John Conley, who will become past president and liaison to its executive committee before his planned retirement in 2013.
“On behalf of the entire membership, I’d like to commend both the executive committee and transition committee for their combined efforts that have resulted in an orderly succession for the organization,” said NTTC Chairman Hans Schaupp. “We’re extremely pleased to have Dan Furth on board as our next leader given his prior experience in the industry and his many contributions to the NTTC since he joined the team as our vice president back in 2008. I’d also note that we owe a great deal of gratitude to John Conley who has served this industry well for almost 40 years and whose leadership as our president strongly positions the NTTC and its new management team to effectively advocate for the tank truck community well into the future.”
Furth’s tank truck experience began in 1981 when he joined the original Quality Carriers in Pleasant Prairie, WI, as a teenager in the mailroom. He returned to the industry in 1994 with Montgomery Tank Lines in Plant City, FL, where he managed corporate communications, marketing communications, investor relations, and public affairs for the predecessor companies now known as Quality Distribution and Quality Carriers.
“This new role here at the NTTC is an incredible honor for me both personally and professionally,” said Furth. “I value the support and guidance that I have received from our members and I look forward to working with them as we continue our efforts to implement our strategic plan and strengthen our organization. I also greatly value John Conley’s leadership over our shared time here and I’m pleased that we’ll continue to benefit from his counsel through the end of 2013.”
“The tank truck industry has been very good to me and to my family and I will continue to work hard for our members and to promote trucking safety until I hand in my logbook at the end of 2013,” said Conley. “I never dreamed I would have the privilege of serving as NTTC president when I began my tank truck career as assistant editor of Modern Bulk Transporter magazine in 1972. I knew the first leader of NTTC, Austin Sutherland, and was lucky enough to have worked for Cliff Harvison for 16 years. I believe that Dan, Laura, Fritz, and the entire team are well-positioned to continue our valued traditions while leading the NTTC into the future.”