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Transportation institute recognizes industry leaders

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John Roswick

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Darcy Rosendahl

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Mark Wolter

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Cal Gendreau

The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU honored transportation leaders from across the region during its annual awards banquet Oct. 14.

Award winners are John Roswick, retired president and chairman of the board of Midwest Motor Express; Darcy Rosendahl, retired deputy director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT); Mark Wolter, director of safety and maintenance for Midnite Express; and Cal Gendreau, retired state construction engineer with the NDDOT.

Roswick received the Agrey Award, UGPTI’s highest award, in recognition of his state and national leadership in the trucking industry. He was active in the North Dakota Motor Carriers, serving as a board member and its president. In the 1980s, Roswick was a member and later president of the North Dakota Highway Users. He also served on the board of directors of the American Trucking Association.

Rosendahl was recognized with the Chairman's Award for his work in establishing partnerships between NDDOT and UGPTI. He worked for NDDOT from 1985 to 2011 in the Design Division, Materials and Research Division, the Planning and Programming Division, and the Office of Operations. Rosendahl then worked for UGPTI as director of the Local Technical Assistance Program assisting counties, townships and cities improve their roads and bridges. He returned to NDDOT in 2013 as deputy director, a position he held until his retirement in 2017.

Wolter and Gendreau received the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals who have had a distinguished career in a transportation-related field and demonstrated professional excellence.

Wolter was recognized for his more than 46 years of service and leadership to the transportation industry. He has been involved with trucking for more than 40 years as a mechanic, shop foreman, fleet administrator and, since 2009, director of safety and maintenance at Midnite Express trucking company. He is certified by the North American Transportation Management Institute as a “Director of Safety” and has been a safety director for trucking companies for 28 years. Wolter served on the board of directors for the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association for 12 years and was president from 2015 to 2017.

Gendreau, a former NDDOT construction engineer, was recognized for his innovative work in integrating technology into the design, bidding and construction of highway projects across North Dakota. As an active member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Gendreau helped advance highway construction specifications.

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