Transportation research group elects director

TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group, has named Ed Powers to its board of directors. Powers is vice president and general manager of Komatsu’s construction equipment division. He began his career as with Dresser Finance, which became Komatsu Dresser Finance. He has held numerous positions with Komatsu, working as West region construction equipment manager before assuming his current role. TRIP evaluates and distributes economic and technical data on highway transportation issues.