29 August 2017
By Andrew Martin, The Enquirer Journal
Gerald Myers of Edwards Wood Products in Marshville was recently named Chair of the Board during the North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA) Conference in Asheville during the swearing in of a new Board of Directors.
Myers, a Marshville resident, is the Vice President and General Manager of Edwards Wood Products. He’s been with the company since 2010. Since his first days with the company, Myers helped grow the fleet from 24 trucks to 85 trucks, and the company now employs 150 people -- 35 of which worked with him on the first day, according to the NCTA.
Myers got started in trucking through a friend’s family business, J. Grady Randolph Inc. in Blacksburg, SC. He worked his way up the ranks over the next 30 years, starting as a parts and service writer. He's also been a dispatcher, supervisor and division manager, and most recently general manager.
With his success at J. Grady Randolph Inc., Myers transitioned to lead Tindall Haul and Erect from 2005 to 2010. He moved to his current position at Edwards Products Inc. Transportation in 2010, according to the NCTA.
Myers said he has high hopes for his first year in his new position as Chair of Board.
“My goal during my Chairmanship is to use my background to continue to promote and grow the membership and get industry leaders involved with the community colleges offering the Trucking Operations Management degree and the overall collaboration within the Association,” Myers said. “We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with.”
Myers said he will work closely with NCTA President Crystal Collins and NCTA staff to give the various members a voice and advise the NCTA as needed. The NCTA Board of Directors represents leaders from companies who wish to have input on the direction of the Association, according to the NCTA.
The NCTA advocates for safety, education and awareness for truckers in North Carolina. The Association has worked with state and federal regulatory agencies and law enforcement to protect the interests of the industry and is dedicated to promoting a safe and sustainable trucking industry since 1929, according to the NCTA.
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