Industry experts confirmed for 2005 IANA Operations & Maintenance Seminar

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has announced a preliminary slate of speakers and panelists for its 2005 Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Seminar May 10-11 at the Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook, IL.

A sampling of confirmed general session speakers and workshop panelists includes: Equipment Roadability Discussion, Dave Manning, President, Tennessee Express, Inc., Dave Ware, AVP - Maintenance & Risk Management, CSX Intermodal; Intermodal Security Overview, Karen Phillips, VP - North American Government Affairs & U.S. Public Affairs, CN; The Benefit of Trucker Chassis Ownership, Ted Prince, Senior VP - Marketing & Sales, Optimization Alternatives Limited, Inc., Tom Adamski, Owner, First Coast Logistics, Jordan Ayres, President, Quest Leasing LLC, Richard Robert Pratley, President, Rail Connect Transportation & Distribution Services, Inc.; The Pros and Cons of Domestic Equipment Standardization,

Thomas Kelly, Director - Auto Operations & Technology, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Tammee Thompson, Senior VP, GE Capital, Lloyd Manasco, Vice President, Stoughton Trailers, Inc.

Besides this year's informative general sessions and educational workshops, there will be plenty of networking opportunities for attendees during the Welcome Reception on the evening of May 10, and the Closing Reception on the 11th. This year's seminar will also include IANA's inaugural Annual Industry Recognition Luncheon and awards ceremony.

Registration for the 2005 Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Seminar is $300 for At-Large members, $350 for Regular members, and $400 for non-members. For additional seminar details and program development, please visit the IANA website at

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