NTEA welcomed three newly-elected manufacturers to its 2022–2023 Board of Directors. The Association is governed by its Bylaws under the leadership of this member-elected Board. Each Director completes a three-year term.
Newly-elected Board members
TJ Blandford has served as CEO of Woodbine/Tommy Gate since 2017. Previous positions with the company since 2008 include COO and director of strategic planning and international
sales. In these roles, he traveled throughout North America visiting and working with industry participants, both at distributor and manufacturer levels. He also traveled extensively outside of North America to establish new distribution for Tommy Gate, while gathering insights and perspectives in other markets. These efforts ultimately led to the company’s first-ever acquisition (of Italian liftgate manufacturer Anteo).
He has a bachelor’s in economics and philosophy from Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina) and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School (Boston, Massachusetts). TJ is a member of the Scottsdale chapter of Young Presidents Organization, and serves on the advisory board for Furman Men’s Golf Program.
Industry issues of greatest significance to TJ include addressing the industry’s shortage of skilled labor; the need for industry companies to adapt to and participate in technological change and evolution; and supply chain constraints leading to a shift in how companies manage supply chains, inventory, and vertical integration strategies.
Joe Lewis has served as vice president of ATW Truck Equipment (CM Truck Beds/Dakota Bodies) since 2013.
He has a bachelor’s and master of business administration (finance and marketing) from Louisiana State University. Joe has been a board member of South Central Truck Club for General Motors since 2020.
Industry issues of primary concern to Joe include regulatory/safety compliance in truck equipment; economic inflation and its effect on the industry and members; and relevancy of the Association to its member companies.
Todd Mouw has worked for Roush since 2009, where he started as vice president of sales and marketing for the CleanTech division and was promoted to president in 2018. Prior to Roush, he owned a small marketing service company with 20 employees that served the automotive sector in the Detroit market. He previously worked for a variety of automotive and technology related companies, primarily in sales/marketing/strategy roles.
Todd has a bachelor’s in literature, science and arts from University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan). He is a member of the Green Truck Association Board of Directors, including serving a term as president. He is also on the board of directors for Red Run Golf Club, where he spent two years as president.
Industry issues of significance to Todd include pace of change related to advanced mobility requirements and the industry’s preparedness to adapt; lack of a skilled trades talent pool for the commercial truck industry; and supply chain maturity/readiness to support the upcoming growth bubble.
For more information, visit ntea.com/board.