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A Legacy of Leadership

Perry Beaty's upbringing was steeped in the towing industry in Charlotte, North Carolina. Following a two-year military service stint in the early 1970s, he assumed control of the family business, Beaty Towing & Recovery. Under his leadership, the towing service reached new heights. In 1980, Perry became actively involved with the Towing and Recovery Professionals of North Carolina (TRPNC).

From 1992 to 1995, he served as the organization's President, introducing a scholarship program in collaboration with Wreckmaster for its members. Notably, Perry was honored with the title of "Towman of The Year” by TRPNC in January 1992 and was recognized as one of the “Top Ten Wreckmasters" in 1997.

Perry achieved multiple levels of Wreckmaster certification and, in the early 1990s, obtained HAZWOPER certification after recognizing the need for more efficient clean-up responses to highway incidents in the Carolinas, benefiting Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Fire departments, and his towing customers.

In 1995, Perry established the Piedmont Environmental Response Team (PERT) before eventually selling both of his towing companies. In 2004, Beaty founded Logos, Inc. intending to develop a lightweight, low-air pressure drain pipe plug featuring flow-through capabilities for HAZMAT operations. His innovative invention, known as the “Inflatable Flow Control Apparatus," received a patent, and the name "FLOWSTOP" became a trademark.

In 2018, Perry furthered his expertise by completing the “HERS” Highway Emergency Response Specialist program through SERTC in Pueblo, Colorado, along with the HERS-Advanced, giving Beaty a total of 80 hours of cargo tank certification. The Hazmat Responder Network expanded to offer Cargo Tank Awareness training, with a primary focus on transport tank trailers carrying Class 3, 6, and 8 materials.