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    This is my dog Lucy. She’s a five-year-old Bichon that rides in my tow truck with me. She even has her name on her side of the truck. She has her own little booster seat and people love to wave at her. She’s four pounds of daily entertainment. She loves greeting customers and drivers bring her treats throughout the day.

    When not in the truck she’s curled up in one of her many dog beds. A tow dog’s life is rough.

    Missy M. McMurray, owner/general manager

    PLC Recovery

    Shafer and St. Paul, Minn.

     

    Editor’s Note:  Missy was featured in the Tow Times Woman of Towing department in the February 2012 issue. PLC Recovery has been in business since 2005 and provides light- to heavy-duty towing and recovery with their 15-truck fleet to St. Paul and the northern metro area.

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Navistar Announces New Communications Structure to Support Truck Lineup

Due to the growth of Navistar’s product line, including the recent addition of the International CV,  Navistar Corporate Communications has restructured its team to provide an enhanced product focus.  After a successful tenure directing Navistar external communications, Lyndi McMillan will take a new role within the team as Director, Business Communications. In this position, McMillan is responsible for the management of the company’s corporate reputation, crisis management, financial communication and partner relationships.

“With the addition of the International CV, for the Class 4-5 Market, Navistar has the industry’s most comprehensive lineup,” said David Giroux, Chief Communications Officer, Navistar.  “The reorganization of the communication team was fueled by the critical importance of media relations to trade and well as business press alike as the company continues to grow and prosper.”

New additions to the Navistar Media Relations team are:

  • Bre Whalen, Manager of On-Highway Product Communications – Whalen is new to Navistar and the trucking industry and joins the team eager to apply her eight years of media relations expertise to the field. Most recently, she managed all aspects of public relations for a portfolio of recognizable consumer franchise brands. Whalen is devoted to the oversight of all On-Highway products in her new role.
  • Darwin Minnis, Manager of Vocational Product and Bus Communications – Minnis has spent the past three years working in the trucking industry for Navistar’s Internal Communications Team. With a background in journalism, he is excited to now share Navistar’s story with a new audience.  In his new role, Minnis is dedicated to all things Medium Duty, Vocational and School Bus.

“The media are Navistar Corporate Communications Team’s most important customer,” continued Giroux.  “Bre and Darwin are the perfect duo to promote Navistar’s product communications through this exciting time in the company’s history.”

For more information about Navistar visit www.Navistar.com.


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