William G. Miller

William G. Miller founded Miller Industries, Inc. in 1990.  The same year he acquired Challenger Wrecker Manufacturing, Holmes International and Century Wrecker Corporation.  Champion Carrier Corporation was also formed in 1990 to emphasize tilt-bed car carriers.  In 1991, Miller Industries purchased the Eagle product line of American Wheellift Corporation.  In 1994, Miller Industries, Inc. became…

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Thomas A. Tedford III

Thomas A. Tedford III has spent over 24 years in the industry starting at the age of 14 at a neighbor’s garage.  Tom presently works for United Road Towing as Sr. Vice President/Partner/Executive officer. Tom is TRAA Master Tower Level 2 Certified,TRPC Light, Heavy and Special Heavy Duty Certified, Air Cushion Certified and has numerous…

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James R. Poynter

James R. Poynter began his career in the towing industry in 1970 with Fender’s Wrecker Service.  Sadly enough Art Fender suddenly passed away in 1973 and Rodney found himself running Fender’s. Rodney has helped develop training and educational programs for the towing industry since 1983.  He has assisted in training the City of Cincinnati towing…

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Richard S. Daley

Richard S. Daley entered the towing industry in 1970 working part time on nights and weekend’s as he continued to strive to finish his high school education.  He started working for A-1 Towing in 1973 successfully bought his first tow truck in 1976 and finally alongside his wife was able to purchase A-1 Towing in…

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James L. Salentine

James L. Salentine was born into the towing industry with Ray’s Garage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1936.  The business was started in 1931 by Jim’s father, Ray Salentine.  Jim’s dedication and love for the towing industry was definitely influenced by the honor and passion instilled through his father who Jim feels made him the man…

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George D. Connolly

George D. Connolly started Connolly’s Towing in 1973 and Bob’s Towing & Recovery in 2003.  He runs them as “sister” companies in the Denver metro area and specializes in light and heavy duty recoveries. George has been actively involved in the towing industry since 1973 and has held several positions on the State Board of…

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Clarissa C. Powell

Clarissa Clifton Powell was born in Berea, Kentucky on July 29, 1961. She is the second of three children, having an older sister and a younger brother. Clarissa has two daughters by her previous marriage She is the second of three children, having an older sister and a younger brother. Clarissa has two daughters by…

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