Former Blue Angels John Foley and Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger Headline TRALA’s Annual Meeting
Aventura, Florida, April 5, 2022 -- Attendees of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association's (TRALA) 2022 Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry in Aventura, Florida, heard from Tom Linebarger today about decarbonization and from former Blue Angel John Foley.
“It is important to our members to hear from impactful voices at our annual meeting,” said TRALA President and CEO, Jake Jacoby. “Tom provided great insight into the pivotal moment our industry faces, and the vital role decarbonization plays now and in the future. I thought John's presentation was both inspiring and powerful. His ability to paint a picture and explain the importance of team building and leading a team clearly connected with those in the audience.” The Foley presentation was sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America.
As a Blue Angel, John consistently performed in an extreme, high-stakes environment, flying and F-18 at speeds of more than 500 miles an hour and in formations as close as 18 inches apart. John graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and was a defensive back for the Midshipmen. He was chosen as "Top Ten Carrier Pilot" six times before becoming an F/A-18 Instructor Pilot.
Tom Linebarger is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cummins Inc., a global technology leader with a broad portfolio of power solutions. Tom became Chairman and CEO in January 2012. Before that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to 2011, Executive Vice President and President, Power Generation Business from 2003 to 2008, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2003, and Vice President of Supply Chain Management from 1998 to 2000.
In addition to his work at Cummins, Tom is actively involved with several global and local organizations. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Harley Davidson since 2008. He is a member of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of chief executive officers of America's leading companies working with government officials on crafting legislation impacting American businesses. In 2020, Tom was appointed Chair of the U.S.-China Business Council. In 2021, Tom was appointed Chair of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Co-Chair of the Global Hydrogen Council and joined the CEO Climate Dialogue Group.
Based in Alexandria, VA, TRALA is a voluntary, nonprofit national trade association organized in 1978 to provide the unified and focused voice for the truck renting and leasing industry. TRALA's membership includes nearly 500 leasing and rental firms and 100 suppliers that make up nearly the entire truck renting and leasing industry. TRALA members purchase approximately 30 percent of all Class 2 through 8 over-the-road commercial trucks and tractors operating in the U.S. today. You can now reach TRALA on Facebook @TRALAorg, Twitter @TRALAorg, and LinkedIn @TRALA.