VBMD, an NTEA affiliate division since 1992, represents companies that manufacture commercial van bodies. It was formed to promote and serve common interests of van body manufacturers in the development and sale of safe, efficient and useful vehicles.
Chair Jim Rainey, The Knapheide Manufacturing Company
Vice Chair Dean Weldy, Mickey Truck Bodies Inc.
Treasurer Tony Lista, Unicell Body Company
VBMD’s mission is to provide a neutral forum that fosters open communication among active members, suppliers and chassis OEMs on design and manufacturing matters relating to the work truck industry.
VBMD identifies and discusses areas of common interest and influence with emphasis on safety, design, innovation, quality and responsiveness to change.
How to join
Membership is open to NTEA member companies in good standing engaged in the manufacture of van bodies. For more information or to join, email Steve Spata, NTEA technical assistance director.