NTEA Board Chair
President – Work Truck Solutions
Douglas Dynamics Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
This article was published in the November 2021 edition of NTEA News.
Indianapolis is no stranger to hosting large events like the Indianapolis 500, Super Bowl XLVI and NCAA March Madness. I hope you are as excited as I am to experience that Hoosier hospitality once again when our industry gathers there in person March 8–11, 2022, for Work Truck Week 2022.
With each new year, I like to take stock of where I have been and look ahead to where I want to go. I am sure many of you may do the same. Work Truck Week has always offered the much-needed chance to reboot, refuel and reconnect during that first quarter of the year.
I know a lot has changed for all of us personally and professionally in the last 20 months since we were all together for The Work Truck Show 2020 in Indy. We have faced challenges and embraced opportunities. Who knew how quickly we could pivot last year to gather virtually for WTW21?
Now, WTW22 offers an opportunity to reboot. Reboot face-to-face conversations, meetings and displays. Reboot long-standing relationships and new ones. I am looking forward to walking the exhibit hall to see familiar faces, experience what’s new from exhibitors, and uncover business opportunities and ways for us all to stay competitive in the market.
Continuous education and training are critical in the work we do. I have always found the Work Truck Week session lineup helps me stay on top of industry trends and advancements. WTW22 features a variety of courses with industry experts and chassis OEM updates that arm attendees with information to help improve efficiency, operations, and more. Visit worktruckweek.com/schedule for details on sessions that can make a difference in your work.
One of the things I am most looking forward to is reconnecting with the people who make up our great industry. Whether at the Opening Reception, NTEA Annual Meeting with keynote speaker Mike Rowe, Generation Next Leadership Workshop, Ride & Drive, or in the exhibit hall, there are many opportunities to renew relationships with the people and organizations that drive our business.
WTW22 registration is open at worktruckweek.com/register. I look forward to reconnecting with you in Indy.