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TMW Systems Appoints Senior Vice President and General Manager

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Ray West has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of TMW Systems' portfolio of transportation management systems, the company announced.

In his new role, West will oversee all of TMW's TMS properties, including the TMW.Suite, Innovative, TL2000, and TruckMate platforms.

“This is a period of significant investment and innovation for TMW, and Ray's deep experience and proven leadership will help us deliver exciting new capabilities and value to our customers,” said Timothy Leonard, executive vice president of operations and technology for TMW. “Anyone who has met Ray has experienced his passion for this industry and his commitment to the success of our customers.”

West joined TMW Systems in 2007, initially leading the company's TL2000 business in Indianapolis, Ind. Two years later, he oversaw the integration of the former Innovative Computing Corporation into TMW. He most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of TMW's Innovative, TL2000 and TruckMate lines of business.

West is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who founded a number of privately held companies early in his career, including Thoroughbred Systems, which developed mobile communications and dispatch software. He later served as vice president of information technology for Atlas Van Lines – where he was an active member of the TMWSuite Advisory Board – and director of product development for Qualcomm.

He holds a master's degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University. He and his family will relocate from Nashville, Tenn., to TMW's headquarters near Cleveland, Ohio.

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Steps Provide Safe Trailer Access

Designed for van trailers or straight trucks with a 48-inch deck height, Ancra's new trailer access steps provide a high-strength and durable solution for easily accessing trailers.

The trailer access steps are designed to be permanently mounted under a trailer door and can be easily pulled out to aid in accessing the inside of the trailer.

Built with interlocking tabs and slot construction at key points, its unique joint design can hold up to 350 pounds. All 2-step and 3-step units are manufactured with a choice of either a highly visible safety yellow powered coat or a hot dip galvanized zinc coat for optimum corrosion resistance.

Unlike other standard access steps, Ancra's trailer access steps include a latch to hold the step securely in position providing a strong, safe and secure way to stow until needed. The trailer access steps are built with an aggressive formed anti-slip surface and self-cleaning design that allows snow and ice to drop through the tread to avoid buildup.

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