Timothy (Timmy) Brennan, a 19-year veteran of Triple T Transport with previous experience at Sanfillipo Produce Co. and Abbott Foods Inc., died Nov. 22. He was 53.
Mr. Brennan, who joined the company in 1994, had been on disability leave since March. Prior to that he managed the night crew and handled carrier relations and claims."Carrier relations was his pride and joy," said Brenna Shull, human resources manager. "He's an integral reason why we have the carrier base we have today."
"The most important aspect of working with Timmy was his honesty and constant emphasis on the importance of carrier relationships," added Kyle McKenzie, transportation coordinator.
But because he'd been with the company for so long, Mr. Brennan oversaw a variety of things — whether it was training employees on the company's philosophy or basic operating procedures.
"Timmy was a great communicator and teacher," said Chris Reynolds, transportation coordinator. "You knew where you stood with Timmy, as honesty and understanding were very important to him. Timmy strived to ensure that every employee understood the TTT philosophy, allowing for both the company and individuals (including myself) to achieve success throughout the years."
Now Triple T is planning to build a standalone office building for its headquarters, and “[we] want to dedicate a wing or some portion of the building to Timmy, which will include a plaque with his name on it," said Darin Puppel, president of the company.
"He was at the very top of the list as far as someone you could trust 100 percent, and an employee could not come any more loyal than Timmy. As his career progressed, he was always imparting his knowledge of produce and transportation to our employees. He would always jump in to help whether it was the middle of the night or weekends. I am going to miss his laugh and his smile from ear to ear when he was talking about [his wife] Carmen and his kids," said David Santisi, vice president of sales. "Never had to question the character of that man."