ATA chairman garners leadership award
Jan 1, 2009 12:00 PM
The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute recently presented American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chairman Charles “Shorty” Whittington with its first-ever Agricultural Transportation Leadership Award to recognize his 30 years of commitment to the agricultural and trucking industries.
The Agricultural Transportation Leadership Award was designed to honor an industry official who demonstrates exemplary leadership in the commercial agricultural transportation sector.
As president and chief executive officer of Grammer Industries Inc, Whittington is a leader in the agriculture, commercial trucking transportation and biodiesel renewable fuels industry. He is a founding member of the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations and has served as chairman of the AFTC board of directors for more than five years.
Whittington founded one of Indiana's first soy-biofuels plants, known as Integrity BioFuels LLC. Integrity BioFuels is considered a model plant and has been visited by biofuels leaders from across the country. Whittington began his career operating a grain elevator. He has built a series of successful agribusinesses benefiting Indiana's economy.
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