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Board of Trustees

The NTEA is governed by its Association Bylaws under the leadership of a member-elected Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of: eight distributor, four manufacturer, and one associate member representatives ("associate members" are defined by the NTEA as companies that are not distributors or manufacturers but are affiliated with the truck equipment industry in an ongoing business relationship through distributor or manufacturer members). Trustee candidates are nominated by the general membership for three-year terms, and an election is held prior to the Association's annual convention. A Board-appointed executive director oversees the day-to-day administration of NTEA activities.

Association Committees are comprised of members of the NTEA Board of Trustees. 

View a list of all past NTEA presidents.

Jeff Messer 6-14

Jeffrey Messer
Messer Truck Equipment
170 Warren Ave.
Westbrook, ME 04092
207-854-9751 (P)
207-854-8042 (F)

  Matt Wilson

First Vice President
Matthew Wilson
Chairman & CEO
Switch-N-Go, AmeriDeck & Bucks Divisions of Deist Industries, Inc.
3550 Perry Highway
Hadley, PA  16130
724-253-2006 (P)
724-253-4955 (F)

Adam Keane 1

Second Vice President
dam Keane
General Manager
Allied Body Works, Inc. 
625 S 96th St.
Seattle, WA 98108
206-763-7811 (P)
206-763-8836 (F)


Todd Davis

Third Vice President/

Todd Davis
Vice President
Phenix Enterprises, Inc
1785 Mt. Vernon Ave.,
Pomona, CA 91768
909-469-0411 (P)
909-469-1064 (F)

Steve Carey

Steve Carey
Executive Director
37400 Hills Tech Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
800-441-6832, ext. 112 (P)
Direct: 248-479-8912

248-489-8590 (F)

Distributor Trustees      

Bill Kohler

Bill Kohler
Kranz Automotive Body Co.
300 Russell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63104
314-776-3787 (P)


Gary Lindesmith 1

Gary Lindesmith
Sales & Operations
Lindco Equipment Sales, Inc.
2168 E. 88th Dr.
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-795-1448 (P)


David Miller 1

David Miller
American Midwest Fleet Solutions
1955 NW US 50 Hwy
Lone Jack, MO 64070
816-566-3420 (P)
816-566-3421 (F)

  Dave Whitby 1

Dave Whitby
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Versalift Southwest LLC
1200 Texas Central Pkwy
Waco, TX 76712
254-420-5261 (P)
254-399-0433 (F)

Terry Wieseler

Terry Wieseler
General Manager
Truck Equipment, Inc.
1560 NE 44th Ave,
PO Box 3265
Des Moines, IA 50316-3265
515-266-5189 (P)
515-266-7878 (F)

Manufacturer Trustees      

Wm. Craig Bonham 1

Wm. Craig Bonham
Vice President – Business Development
Reading Truck Body, LLC
PO Box 650
Reading, PA 19607
610-775-3301 (P)
610-775-3261 (F)


Ross Haith

Ross L. Haith, Jr.
Leggett & Platt 
Commercial Vehicle Products
905 Memorial Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
404-739-3969 (P)

Peter Miller 2

Peter Miller
Pro-Tech Industries
P.O. Box 700
La Vergne, TN 37086
360-573-6641 (P)
360-573-6687 (F)

Associate Trustee      
Frank Cardile 2

Frank Cardile
Group Vice President
Holman Automotive Group

4001 Leadenhall Rd.
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
856-778-1500 (P)
856-778-6265 (F)