Smith System, specializing in professional driver training, on Oct. 31 announced that it has added four professional trainers, a regional sales manager and a sales assistant in response to the growing demand for its services. The new trainers include Michael Berry of Ohio, Joseph Maun of Illinois, Donald Converse of California and George "Stan" Weik of Texas. They will be responsible for both seminar and direct driver training for commercial fleet drivers. In addition, Lee Evenson joined the company as regional sales manager for the Central Mountain Region. His territory consists of Utah, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico and Kansas. Prior to working for Smith System, Evenson sold products to the traffic safety industry and was formerly a driver and safety committee chairperson for UPS. Evenson will also become a Smith certified instructor in November. Smith System also added Karen Carroll as sales assistant. Carroll is an addition to the existing sales support staff and will directly assist two regional managers with territory management. “Driver training is a high priority for our fleet customers,” said Tony Douglas, president of Smith System. “We want to continue to respond quickly to their needs while providing the high level of training we have become known for in the industry. We are happy to welcome our new staff members to the Smith System team.” For a list of videos, training aids, and courses, call Smith System at (800) 777-7648 or visit About Smith System Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc. was founded in 1952 as the nation's first fleet driver safety training organization with on-road, hands-on safety education techniques for experienced drivers. Smith System delivers behind the wheel instruction to more than 15,000 fleet drivers each year and has presented its program in 47 countries. In the past decade, Smith has provided services to more than half of the current Fortune 500® fleets and bills itself as the only company in the industry that guarantees the quality of its training. In addition to its on-road training and extensive video and DVD library, the company offers Web-based education and fleet monitoring. Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc. is owned by David M. Boucher and McFadden Brothers, a New York City-based investment firm. For more information, visit