Mike Kastner celebrates 35th anniversary with NTEA

This article was published in the August 2023 edition of NTEA News.

Congratulations to Mike Kastner, NTEA senior vice president, on his 35th anniversary with the Association.

As a tenured commercial vehicle government relations and regulatory professional, he serves as our industry’s key liaison in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, monitoring relevant regulations and safety standards, as well as protecting and advancing industry interests. Mike oversees all the Association’s legislative and regulatory lobbying efforts across the United States and Canada and helps to advance the interest of the industry on behalf of the Association.

“For more than three decades, Mike has championed the interests of our industry,” said Steve Carey, NTEA president & CEO. “This career milestone is becoming increasingly rare in today’s world. We are fortunate to have an individual who continuously demonstrates a passion for our industry and has dedicated his career to our membership and the NTEA. We look forward to his continued service to the industry and membership.”

Mike’s career milestones include appointment by the U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods. He also served as Chairman of the ASAE Public Policy Committee and has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan).

“What NTEA members do is vital for the economy and I have always considered it a privilege to represent the work truck industry,” said Mike Kastner, NTEA senior vice president. “At the same time, I have met some of the nicest, kindest and hardest-working people ever — many who have become life-long friends.”

To contact Mike, email mkastner@ntea.com or call 202-552-1600.