Heil Trailer International, Co. congratulates Karl Tong, a leader in the company’s Research and Development division, on earning his Professional Engineer License (PE) in mechanical engineering.
To secure this credential, an engineer must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-recognized university, have a minimum tenure in practice and must secure letters of recommendation from a minimum of six colleagues in parallel practice who already possess the license. Lastly, a comprehensive eight-hour test must be passed in the candidate’s respective area of engineering expertise.
Tong has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and over 20 years of experience in practice. He has 12 years of experience in the transportation industry in the dry bulk, liquid, heavy haul and flatbed segments. Tong has served Heil in various capacities, from Engineering Manager to his current leadership position in Research and Development.
Tong’s PE is for the state of Texas and also for Transport Canada.
“We congratulate Karl on earning the PE designation,” said Bryan Yielding, VP Global Business Development and R&D, Heil Trailer International, Co. “Karl has been an exceptional Heil employee for nearly 20 years and his latest achievement will make him an even more valuable member of our team.”
Established in 1901, Heil Trailer International, Co. is the leading brand of durable tank trailers and is known for the enduring performance of its products, industry-leading support and solutions-driven customer service. A manufacturer of liquid, dry bulk, oilfield, construction, platform, specialized, towing and defense trailers, Heil designs its products to meet the most stringent region- and load-specific requirements in 85 countries around the globe. Heil Trailer International, Co. is owned by American Industrial Partners, an operationally oriented middle -market private equity firm that makes control investments in North American-based industrial businesses serving domestic and global
markets. Heil Trailer International, Co. is headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee. For more information about Heil Trailer, visit www.heiltrailer.com.