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Patella Named MMTA Chairman

October 18, 2019

Armand Patella was elected the 78th Chairman of the Board of Maryland Motor Truck Association at its annual meeting on September 26. Patella is the president of Preferred Services LLC, a company he formed after previously spending over 35 years in the maritime and intermodal trucking industries.

Armand has been the Chairman of the MMTA Intermodal Council for the past 10 years. He also:

  • Serves as Treasurer of MMTA’s Political Action Committee
  • Is past Chairman of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s Freight Movement Task Force
  • Is actively involved in the Baltimore Port Alliance’s Executive Steering Committee.
  • Was named the 2019 Baltimore Traffic Club’s Transportation Person of the Year.

Armand succeeds outgoing 2018-2019 Chairman Maria Wittmeyer of Burris Logistics. Photos from the event are available on MMTA’s Facebook page at

MMTA’s annual meeting attracted 150 attendees.The event is not possible without the generous support of numerous sponsors. To view a slideshow of sponsors, please go to


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