John F. Cannon, MS, PE
John Cannon, Vice President of Engineering with Walker Group Holdings, has served the cargo tank industry for almost 24 years. He earned his BS and MS degrees from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and is a licensed professional engineer. At Walker, and its other companies – including Brenner Tank, Cannon has held positions in engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sales.
He has been active in our industry’s trade associations. Cannon currently is a Director with the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Associations, and previously served as Chairman of the trade group’s Tank Executive and Tank Engineering committees. Also, he has been a regular contributor to National Tank Truck Carrier initiatives and events, including his organization of the annual Cargo Tank 101 educational program.
Finally, Cannon has long served as an industry advocate. During various US DOT rulemakings of the past two decades, including Docket HM-183 in the 1990’s, he was active in public hearings and other activities to optimize industry safety and stakeholder interests. Most recently, he has testified before a Congressional subcommittee on cargo tank safety issues.
Stephen Torres currently serves as the Safety Director for Schneider National Bulk Carriers, the specialty chemical and fuel-hauling division of Schneider National, Inc. In his twenty one years with Schneider, Steve has served in Operations and Customer Service leadership roles in both the van and specialized divisions, at the company’s corporate headquarters in Green Bay, as well as at Operations Centers in various parts of the country. In addition to his duties at Schneider National, Steve currently serves as a committee member on the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care Committee, representing liquid bulk carriers, and as a four-state regional coordinator for TRANSCAER®, the voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident.
In 2009 and 2010, Steve was recognized by TRANSCAER with awards for his contributions to the advancement of the organization’s principles. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy; a Masters Degree in Transportation and Logistics Management from the American Military University; and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College. Steve currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve’s Logistic Corps. Steve, his wife Cynthia, and his two daughters live near New Orleans, LA.
Randy Vaughn – CDS
Randy Vaughn, Vice President of Administration with Superior Bulk Logistics, Inc, in Oak Brook, IL. Randy’s responsibilities include the company’s Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Team, Human Resources and Quality Assurance Departments. Randy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation Logistics and an Associate of Science degree in Human Resources Management from the College of the USAF. Having earned the certification of Certified Director of Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/Center for Integrated Transportation Safety and Security, Randy has served the cargo tank industry for over 30 years.
Randy has been extremely active in our industry’s trade associations. He currently serves as an Executive Board Member with the Illinois Trucking Association, Executive Board Member with the American Chemistry Council Partners, Central Region Chairman with the National Tank Truck Carriers, serves as a Safety Council Member with the National Tank Truck Carriers, and is currently a member with the IBCA.
Randy and his wife of 39 years have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren and live near Chicago, IL
Peter R. VanDyne, CSP, CFPS
Peter R. VanDyne is the Technical Director Loss Control Advisory Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Milwaukee, WI. He is the Midwest Division Transportation Specialist responsible for, assisting field consultants, providing field consulting services to policyholders and working with agency and broker contacts to provide loss control services.
Peter has earned certifications as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO and a Master of Arts degree in Business from Webster University in Saint Louis, MO.
Peter is currently an active member of American Society of Safety Engineers, Fox Valley Technical College Decision Driving Center Advisory Board, Wisconsin Safety Congress Planning Committee, and the Wisconsin Council of Safety Board.
Tom Heagney is the Quality Manager for Cargill Corn Milling and is responsible for assuring transfer and wash stations in North America follow food safety and customer requirements. He has been in this role since 1999. Tom works closely with Cargill transportation and external bulk food grade carriers on requirements and improvements. Tom has been with Cargill for 18 years and during his career he has developed food safety and quality programs for sweetener transfer and trailer wash stations, developed and led quality audit systems, and worked closely with customers to assure their expectations are met. Tom has been an active member of the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) since 2005 and is currently the chairman of the Supply Chain committee and leader of the HFCS sub-committee, within the Sweetener committee. Tom has worked with the Sweetener committee in developing, approving and implementing the 72 hour trailer wash rule, completing the new Sweetener Vessel Wash Guidelines, and revising the HFS guidelines. Tom graduated from the University of Florida with a BS degree in Microbiology and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a MBA. Tom currently lives in Memphis, TN.
Dan was previously the Director of Safety and Security for the Kenan Advantage Group (KAG). Dan has thirty-four (34) years in the truck transportation business including twenty-four (24) years in chemical and food grade bulk transportation. Dan has been the KAG Director for Safety and Security for the last ten (10) years. Dan’s current position is the VP of Safety, Security and Compliance for Transport Service, DistTech and Specialty Products Group, which our all part of the Kenan Advantage Group (KAG)