Columbus, Ohio – The Executive Board of World Pulling International, the managing company of the National Tractor Pullers Association, announced October 6 it has named Marvin Epperson the NTPA's new Director of Technical Services.
Epperson succeeds Larry Richwine, who has served as the department director since 1993. Richwine will remain with WPI/NTPA as a consultant on technical and safety issues.
"On behalf of the Board, I'd like to thank Larry for his nearly 30 years as director of the Technical Services Department and his commitment to NTPA," Wysong said. "His truck and tractor pulling expertise and commitment to safety have made a substantial impact on the sport, something that will no doubt continue in his transition to a consulting role."
As the director, Epperson will manage the NTPA's staff of technical officials and entry clerks, supervise the NTPA's safety program and oversee the management of several national events.
"Marvin has contributed to the NTPA for many years, acquiring a great deal of technical expertise while building strong relationships with competitors and event promoters along the way," Wysong said. "His involvements make him well-suited to lead the department and support its continuous improvement."
Epperson, who lives in Camden, Ohio, with his wife, Kim, has previously served as a tech official and event manager for the NTPA and has operated several weight transfers at events on behalf of On the Mark Pulling Sleds of Greenville, Ohio. Epperson is also a former competitor within the two-wheel drive truck division.