About VMMC



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The Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference grew from a University of Washington’s professor’s insight into learning. This professor found that the answers to relevant questions resided in the industry knowledge and experience rather than attending a trade show. Over 69 years ago, he pulled together people to exchange ideas and information in an educational environment that encourages networking and collaboration.

1959 VMMC meeting

Over the years, the VMMC has been built on the premise that everyone learns from each other. Manufacturers can frankly discuss equipment and how it will act and react in your fleet. Users also provide a working knowledge of the same equipment. The combination of the two is invaluable.


The VMMC is a volunteer organization composed of fleet professionals and vendors that work throughout the year to develop and participate in the annual conference. Trustees, steering committee members, officers, and Shoreline Community College staff meet regularly to work on the conference.


Would you like to help shape the VMMC and the content of future conferences? Becoming a trustee is an opportunity to contribute your professional knowledge and expertise to the conference. Trustees are nominated for a three-year renewable term and:

  • Attend meetings and offer suggestions
  • Serve as conference panel chairs, moderators, and presenters
  • Recruit industry peers to add meaningful content to the conference
  • Market the conference to increase participation
  • Serve on various committees to work on specific tasks


Interested in applying? Complete the trustee application form.


Current VMMC Trustees

  • David Adler
    Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Jerry Baarson
    CARQUEST Technical Institute
  • Jason Bailey
    The Boeing Company Seattle Automotive
  • Larry Barstow
    Tire Distribution System
  • Nate Berger
    Crowley Maritime
  • Dan Brand
    King Country Metro
  • John Breland
    Freedom Truck Centers, Inc.
  • Lester Candee
    Alaska Marine Lines, Inc.
  • Bob Carlson
    City of Everett, MVD
  • Joe Chesley
    General Motors/ACDelco
  • Adam Cornell
    Certified Power Inc.
  • Jeff Curtis
    Bellingham Community College
  • Bill DeRousse
    Police Fleet Institute
  • Chad Elmore
    Diesel Progress Magazine
  • Jeremy Gordon
    GCR Tires & Service
  • Mark Houghton
    Motion & Flow Control Product
  • James Hall
  • Ron Kahler
    City of Renton
  • Russ Kaleese
    City of Cottage Grove
  • John Lightner
    Cummins Northwest LLC
  • Jon Losey
    King County Metro
  • David May
    Snap-On Industrial
  • Ken Pagel
    Operating Engineers Regional Training Program Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC)
  • John Ross Bush
    Strategic Communicator & Media
  • Jesse Ruiz
    South Seattle Community College, Heavy Duty Diesel Program
  • Ed Schaplow
    Allview Services, Inc.
  • George Schillinger
    Parker Hannifin / Racor Div.
  • Wayne Schulz
    Valley Freightliner, Inc.
  • Jerry Smith
    Parts & People / Northwest Edition
  • Kerry Swayne
    Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Mark Velez
    Shoreline Community College
  • Dan Walters
    Parker Hannifin / Racor Division
  • Dave Walters
    ALCOA Wheel Products