Pressure Systems International, manufacturer of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI with ThermALERT technology, presented Wabash National Corporation with its 2009 Athena Award during the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association meeting held in Orlando FL recently. Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer; and Steve Miller, vice-president-supply chain management, accepted the award on behalf of Wabash National.
The Athena award is given by PSI each year to the company that does the most to promote use of the ThermALERT technology. ThermALERT when included with MTIS warns vehicle operators of excessive heat build-up in the wheel end before it results in wheel loss, wheel-end failures, and possibly trailer fires. MTIS by PSI is Wabash National's preferred automatic tire inflation system; the ThermALERT technology has been increasingly included in the specifications offering Wabash customers an additional safety feature.
During the award presentation, Tim Musgrave, president and CEO of PSI, thanked Wabash for championing the ThermALERT technology.
Also at the award presentation were Steve Robinson, director OEM sales and dealer programs for PSI; Walt Sherbourne, national sales manager, NA trailer products, ArvinMeritor; and Craig Frohock, general manager, NA trailer systems, Arvin Meritor.