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Intermodal industry vet James Peepas dies in New Jersey


Long-time Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) board member and intermodal industry veteran James Peepas died Aug. 4 of cancer in Morristown, N.J., according to an IANA-prepared statement released Aug. 6 He was 75.

Peepas was chairman and chief executive officer of graphics firm Selecto-Flash Inc., which he founded in 1956, and CEO of Integrated Data Communications Systems Inc.

Selecto-Flash initially supplied highway-safety barricades and flashers, but the company now provides services such as screen-printing logos and applying permanent numbering systems to transportation vehicles, including intermodal containers, trailers and chassis.

Peepas previously served as president of American Traffic Safety Association, a member of IANA predecessor National Railway Intermodal Association's board, and founding member and president of Intermodal Transportation Association.

He also established Parent Support Group N.J. Inc. in Morristown for parents of drug-abusing children, and was a board member and chairman of Greystone Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany, N.J.

Peepas is survived by his wife Estelle and four daughters.

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