Terry has accumulated over 50 years of hands-on experience in the Towing, Transport and Recovery Industry. He was the first WreckMaster graduate and Lead Instructor. Terry attained numerous precision driving awards in 1985, 86 and 87 and was the 1988 T.R.A.A. National Driving Champion. He has authored and co-authored many of the WreckMaster training materials such as books, manuals, classroom workbooks and related materials as well as exams. He is the designer and developer of resistance calculator and resistance flow charts as well as the rigging assemblies WreckMaster Wrinkle and Terry Chains. Terry heads up Team WreckMaster during Technical and Precision Demonstrations. As Senior Lead Instructor, Terry conducts Advanced and Specialized Training classes throughout North America. In August of 2001, Terry was inducted into The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame.
Justin has 15 years experience in the training and certification field. He began working at WreckMaster in 1998 on the administrative functions of its corporate office. After working in the marking center at head office Justin began studying the WreckMaster discipline and traveling around the country with many of WreckMaster lead instructors. In the fall of 1999 he received recognition from ITAP as a field instructor and continued to study the WreckMaster program until his first lead role in a level 2/3 class in August 2002. He has built a strong passion for the towing industry and focuses on improving the delivery techniques that WreckMaster has to offer. Working closely with his team of instructors has proven to be the most beneficial experience of his instructional career.
Randy has 27 years of towing and recovery experience and is one of the top 10 WreckMasters of 1998. Owning service stations and a towing and recovery business, in 1999 he was invited to become a lead instructor for the level 2/3 classes, he now travels the United States and Canada as a lead instructor for the level (2/3-4/5-67-AC) classes, you can also find him at tow shows throughout the united states.
David began his career in the towing industry in 1985 operating a light duty wrecker providing towing & light service. Within his second year in 1986 David moved on to a fulltime middle management administration position in the emergency road service department with a major motor club and remained there till December 2001. David is a certified instructor for the New York State approved traffic safety program. In 1994 David held a position for a decade on the advisory board for the automotive program at Morrisville State University of New York. David joined Team WreckMaster in January of 2002 as a full time lead instructor presenting seminars, and demonstrations at trade shows internationally. David has also contributed to WreckMaster in our research and development department.
Chuck owned his own towing company for years operating light, med and heavy duty wreckers as well as Air Cushions. Chuck was the president of the Idaho Towing Association for 5 years and was awarded the 1999 WreckMaster of the year, in 2008 he was awarded Towman of the year. Chuck and his company have invented hundreds of items most notably, the Side Puller and Speed Dolly, he has been awarded several US Patents and has several products currently Patent Pending. Chuck is also a freelance writer and has written many feature articles for such magazines as American Towman and Towing & Recovery Footnotes. Chuck is considered one of the leading authorities on Aircraft recovery in the US. He has performed recoveries all over the United States and abroad.
Don has been involved in the towing industry for 25 years. He owned and operated his business, involved in, light, medium and heavy towing and recovery, heavy haul and specialized transport service in conjunction with commercial truck and automotive repair shop, engine machine shop and metal machining and a fabrication shop has of. After retiring in 2005, he has been focused his efforts as a lead instructor with WreckMaster. He holds numerous educational certifications, which include, 43 ASE certifications, an associate’s degree in metal fabrication and machining, and associates degree in diesel technology and hydraulics. Don has also devoted significant time to his State Towing Association as a board member and Association President.
Bruce Campbell has served in the towing and recovery industry from 1977 until present, with over 32 years of experience. Bruce was born on the Eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies, in a small town called Banff, Alberta, Canada. Bruce holds an automotive technician license as well as a being a certified Hazardous Materials First Responder. Bruce owned and operated a successful automotive repair shop for 15 years. He is also qualified in traffic management, and has also completed airplane recovery training. Bruce was one of the top ten WreckMasters in 2002, and voted Canadian Tow Pro of the Year in 2003. Bruce remains very active in the towing and recovery industry today.
Scott has 24 years experience in the towing and recovery industry. In 2002 he was one of the Top 10 WreckMasters. Scott has been the owner of a towing and recovery business for the past 12 years. Scott’s long time support of the WreckMaster program led him into becoming apart of their instructional team. In 2008 Scott began the Instructor Training and Accreditation Program (ITAP) to become a lead instructor for WreckMaster at the 2/3 level and also is a field instructor for the upper levels.
Ron has been in the towing and recovery industry since 1971 owning and operating light medium and heavy duty service stations. Ron was first exposed to towing and recovery training in the late 1980’s when he met Donnie Cruse at a tow show in Rockland County, NY Looking forward to training after that meeting he went to every seminar that he could attend. In 1997 Ron attended a 2/3 class in Syracuse, NY and was named Student of the Class. In 1998 Ron was voted one of the Top Ten WreckMasters of 1998 and in 2006 he was the WreckMaster of the year. Ron has been involved with WreckMaster since 2002 and he continues to devote much of his time to education and training.
Jeff started towing in 1989 in a light duty wrecker and quickly moved into operating a heavy wrecker after working on the scene of larger accidents. Jeff currently manages daily operations of towing, haulage and hazmat operations as well as operates a sliding rotator. Certifications and endorsements include, WreckMaster level 6/7 AH, Hazardous Materials technician level, confined space, TDG clear language, first aid CPR, brake inspection and adjustment endorsement, WHMIS, fall arrest, arial lifting devices, heavy machinery operator, mobile articulating boom and have competed aircraft recovery training. Received the WreckMaster student of the class for levels 2/3, 4/5 and 6/7. WreckMaster top ten in 2002 and WreckMaster of the year in 2004. Tow Canada towman of the year in 2004 and received the Donnie for heavy duty in 2006.
John Weaver has over 40 years experience in light, medium, heavy duty and air cushion recovery. His expertise in auto extrication and stabilization has area fire services seeking his advice and assistance. John was named a WreckMaster Top 10 in 2003 and honored as WreckMaster of the Year in 2005. He is very active in his State Association, traffic incident management and the Georgia TIME Task Force. John has a passion for the towing industry sparked by information received from D. C. Schools and its founder, Donnie Cruse. He began his WreckMaster discipline in 1996.
Will Cain has 15 years in light, medium and heavy towing and recovery including specific experience with air brake systems. Will currently owns a full service repair shop and towing and recovery service in Maryland that also specializes in heavy equipment transportation. Will attended his first WreckMaster class in 1991 and since then he has completed all levels. In 2009 Will began the Instructor Training and Accreditation Program to become a Lead instructor with WerckMaster for level 2/3 and a field instructor for the other levels. He was voted one of the top ten WreckMaster of the in 2007.
Michael is a 10 year veteran from the United States Air Force where he worked in the quality and control department, and has been awarded both the achievement and commendation metals, as well as 3 outstanding unit awards. Michael has been in the towing industry for 10 years and operates light, medium, and heavy duty trucks. Michael is a team leader for an extreme off road recovery team, and a team leader for an underwater recovery team, holding a rescue diver certification with PADI. Michael has had a passion for the towing industry since his first WreckMaster class in 2002, and has since been named a WreckMaster top ten in 2005, and awarded a "Donnie" award in 2007. In 2009 Michael started his trek to becoming an instructor, and is now a level 2/3 lead instructor and a field instructor for other levels.
Scott, as a seasoned entrepreneur for 30 years, has been dedicated to the towing and recovery industry for the past 15 years. Currently he owns multiple companies that compliment each other well, including towing recovery and exotic transport business in conjunction with a heavy duty diesel specialist, fabrication facility and an environmental remediation company. Scott’s passion for safety first brought him to WreckMaster in 2007. After achieving certifications of 6/7a he went on to obtain a Hazwoper certification. In 2011 Scott’s dedication to express the importance of training and safety brought him to his pursuit of becoming a WreckMaster instructor. He eagerly pursued his instructor training and accreditation program to become a lead instructor with WreckMaster at the 2/3 level , he is also a field instructor of other levels. In 2012, he was awarded one of the Top 10 WreckMasters of the year. Scott continues to dedicate time to his state towing association as a Regional Vice President, and actively attends industry seminars and towing events throughout the country.
Barrett “Bear” Godfrey