The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) announced recently that Stephen A. Keppler has joined the association as senior vice president. Keppler is the former executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
“The Board approval of this newly created position acknowledges IANA’s growth in membership as well as its program and service offerings,” according to IANA.
Keppler’s responsibilities will extend throughout the organization. These include overseeing the member services and conferences/events departments and developing new businesses for the association’s information services.
“IANA is lucky to be adding a person of Steve’s caliber to the Association staff,” said IANA president and CEO, Joni Casey. “His wealth of knowledge, expertise and standing in the freight community will be put to good use on behalf of IANA’s membership, starting at the Intermodal EXPO next month.”
Keppler brings nearly two dozen years of experience in truck safety and freight transportation issue management, IANA said. Most recently Keppler was the executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, a position he held since 2009.
Before joining CVSA, he served as director of vehicle systems at Intelligent Transportation Society of America, dedicated to advancing the research, development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Keppler previously worked six years with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration Office of Motor Carriers, which would later become the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. His roles there included conducting field compliance reviews and roadside inspections.