Association committees

Association Committees and Task Forces are composed of members of the NTEA Board of Trustees. If you would like more information, please contact NTEA Executive Director Steve Carey.

Executive Committee

  • Serves the staff function for the Board by preparing recommendations for Board action.
  • Acts on behalf of the Board when the Board cannot meet.
  • Establishes goals for and reviews executive director performance.
  • Establishes Board member performance standards and deficiency actions.
  • Serves as a coordination point for Board efforts in the recruitment of new Board members.

2016-2017 Board Assignment:
Matthew Wilson, Switch-N-Go, AmeriDeck & Bucks Divisions of Deist Industries Inc., President
Adam Keane, Allied Body Works Inc., 1st Vice President 
Todd Davis, Phenix Enterprises Inc., 2nd Vice President
Ross Haith, Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products, 3rd Vice President/Treasurer
NTEA Staff Liaison: Steve Carey

Strategic Committee

  • Reviews and leads the development of the NTEA Strategic Plan.
  • Provides oversight and strategic direction for The Work Truck Show and NTEA Annual Convention.
  • Oversees initiatives related to acquisitions, mergers or unification with other trade associations or trade shows.
  • Responsible for initiatives relative to overall Association branding.

2016-2017 Board Assignment:
Matthew Wilson, Switch-N-Go, AmeriDeck & Bucks Divisions of Deist Industries, Inc.
Adam Keane, Allied Body Works, Inc.
Todd Davis, Phenix Enterprises, Inc.
Ross L. Haith, Jr., Leggett & Platt, Commercial Vehicle Products
Paul Kokalis, Fontaine Modification
Gary Lindesmith, Lindco Equipment Sales, Inc.
Shane McDermott
David Miller, American Midwest Fleet Solutions
Jon Sievert, Henderson Products Inc.
Dave Whitby, Versalift Southwest LLC
Wm. Craig Bonham, Reading Truck Body, LLC
Peter Miller, Pro-Tech Industries
Frank Cardile, Holman Automotive Group
NTEA Staff Liaisons: Steve Carey, Mike Kastner, Doyle Sumrall

Finance & Investment Committee

  • Prepares and monitors annual work plans and budgets.
  • Establishes NTEA Investment Policy and provides investment oversight.
  • Ensures proper organizational resources are available to accomplish approved work plans and goals.

2016-2017 Board Assignment:
Ross L. Haith, Jr., Leggett & Platt, Commercial Vehicle Products, Chairman
Todd Davis, Phenix Enterprises, Inc.
Peter Miller, Pro-Tech Industries
Paul Kokalis, Fontaine Modification
NTEA Staff Liaisons: Steve Carey, Carole Vartanian

Services Committee

  • Develops recommendations for new programs and services.
  • Provides oversight for existing programs and services and develop recommendations for program or service abandonment.
  • Oversees the progress and development of MVP.
  • Develops recommendations for industry research projects.
  • Works with the Generation Next Board of Governors and assists in program development for the group.

2016-2017 Board Assignment:
Dave Whitby, Versalift Southwest LLC, Chairman
Wm. Craig Bonham, Reading Truck Body, LLC
David Miller, American Midwest Fleet Solutions
Paul Kokalis, Fontaine Modification
Jon Sievert, Henderson Products Inc.
Andrew Dawson, Muncie Power, Generation Next Vice Chairman
NTEA Staff Liaisons: Mike Kastner, Bob Raybuck, Kathy Swartzentrover

Data Committee

  • Provides direction and oversight on the development of industry data, including body and equipment statistics that the Association does not currently generate or disseminate.
  • Develops strategies and programs and implements initiatives that will put the Association in the forefront of organizations developing data for the work truck industry.
  • Will develop a five-year plan of data building in order to achieve the above objectives.

2016-2017 Board Assignment:
Frank Cardile, ARI, Chairman
Wm. Craig Bonham, Reading Truck Body, LLC
Dave Whitby, Versalift Southwest LLC, Chairman
Adam Keane, Allied Body Works, Inc.
Neil Garlock, Auto Truck Group
Todd Goldmeyer, Adrian Steel Co.
Sean Moran, Stellar Industries
Todd Owsley, Altec
Steve Boyer, Fontaine Modification
NTEA Staff Liaisons: Steve Carey, Doyle Sumrall, Steve Latin-Kasper

Chassis Liaison Committee

Composed of Executive Committee members, this Committee is responsible for fostering better relations with the OEMs. Typically, the Committee is involved in at least one visit to OEM-member companies. Other Board members are occasionally asked to participate in the meetings.

2016-2017 Board Assignment:
Matthew Wilson, Switch-N-Go, AmeriDeck & Bucks Divisions of Deist Industries Inc.
Adam Keane, Allied Body Works Inc.
Todd Davis, Phenix Enterprises Inc.
Ross Haith, Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products
NTEA Staff Liaison: Doyle Sumrall

Convention Education Committee

The Committee is responsible for the development of the convention and trade show educational programs.

2016-2017 Board Assignment:
Gary Lindesmith, Lindco Equipment Sales, Inc., Chairman
Adam Keane, Allied Body Works Inc., Convention Chairman
Peter Miller, Pro-Tech Industries
Todd Davis, Phenix Enterprises, Inc.
Shane McDermott
Rob Kloessner, Commercial Van Interiors
Abbie Sack, Royal Truck & Trailer Sales., Generation Next Chairman
NTEA Staff Liaison: Steve Carey, Jenelle Warner, Katie Elias

Employee Recruitment & Retention Task Force

2016-2017 Board Assignment:
Wm. Craig Bonham, Reading Truck Body, LLC, Chairman
David Miller, American Midwest Fleet Solutions
Todd Davis, Phenix Enterprises, Inc.
Peter Miller, Pro-Tech Industries
Shane McDermott
Andrew Dawson, Generation Next Representative
Jennifer Pellersels, Generation Next Representative

Board Nomination Task Force

2016-2017 Board Assignment:
Matthew Wilson, Switch-N-Go, AmeriDeck & Bucks Divisions of Deist Industries Inc.
Adam Keane, Allied Body Works Inc.
Todd Davis, Phenix Enterprises Inc.
Ross Haith, Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products