Contact List



Tom Duncan
Publisher
Tom is the publisher of three titles in the Transportation group: FLEET OWNER, Ward's AutoWorld and Dealer Business. He has been with FLEET OWNER for most of his career, starting as an editor when it was a McGraw-Hill publication, and becoming editor-in-chief in 1989. He became associate publisher of FLEET OWNER in 1994, and publisher in 1996. He became publisher of the Ward's publications in 2001.

Jim Mele
Editor-in-Chief
Nationally recognized journalist, author and editor, joined FLEET OWNER in 1986 with over a dozen years’ experience covering transportation as a newspaper reporter and magazine staff writer. Winner of an ASBPE National Award and Jesse H. Neal Award finalist for signed editorials.

David Cullen
Executive Editor
Professional writer and editor working exclusively as a trucking journalist for 23 years. With FLEET OWNER since 1989, recipient of ASBPE Editorial Excellence regional awards in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2001 for monthly columns on management issues.

Wendy Leavitt
Director of Editorial & Market Development
A well-known and respected member of the trucking industry for nearly 25 years, with extensive experience in writing, editing, marketing, public relations and manufacturing. Joined FLEET OWNER in 1998 to focus on emerging technologies and fleet management.

Marilyn Wilson
Managing Editor
Managing editor since June 1988; oversees staff writing assignments and coordinates editing, editorial production functions, and deadlines. Extensive background in statistics and research.

John J. (Jack) Dwyer, Jr.
Senior Editor
The engineering expert responsible for FLEET OWNER technical projects. Has 24 years with FLEET OWNER. Co-winner of two Jesse H. Neal Awards for editorial achievement, and three American Business Press certificates of merit.

Sean Kilcarr
Senior Editor
A feature writer and columnist, Kilcarr has been a trucking journalist for 11 years. Specializes in light- and medium-duty truck operations and logistics.

Larry Kahaner
Washington Editor
An experienced journalist and the author of nine non-fiction books, Kahaner is a former correspondent for Business Week magazine and Knight-Ridder newspapers. He has been Washington Editor of FLEET OWNER for eight years.

Asa Sharp
Contributing Editor/Columnist
Authors monthly column on tire-related topics. Thirty-seven-years’ engineering and marketing experience with major tire maker.

Tim Parry
Web Editor
Responsible for development and production of daily editorial content for FLEET OWNER web site and e-mail newsletter. Extensive background as newspaper reporter.

Deborah McGuffie
Associate Editor
A trucking journalist with more than 13 years of experience. Responsible for special buyer's directories and specs sections, as well as vocational and other editorial coverage.

Ken Simonson
Contributing Editor/Columnist
Contributing editor Ken Simonson is currently chief economist of Associated General Contractors of America. Chief economist at ATA for 16 years. Winner of 2000 ASBPE Editorial Excellence Award.

Jim York
Contributing Editor/Columnist
A safety and risk-management expert, this 28- year trucking veteran writes the monthly safety column. Currently works as a senior risk engineering consultant for Zurich Insurance.

Martin Labbe
Columnist/Researcher
Trucking expert and leading transportation-industry consultant and market researcher. Has been a FLEET OWNER columnist since 1989. Founder of information- consulting firm Martin Labbe Assoc LLC.

Dan Zeis
Senior Art Director
Has overall responsibility for design of FLEET OWNER and all special projects. A talented designer and illustrator, he spearheaded the magazine’s redesign. In his 16th year with the publication. Winner of four national ASBPE Awards for design.

Yodit Tesfaye
Associate Art Director
Responsible for planning, layout and scheduling of FLEET OWNER’s news and product sections, departments, special projects and supplements. Extensive training in computer graphics, as well as corporate experience in customer service and support.

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