Three new members elected to Green Truck Association Board of Governors

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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Feb. 17, 2021) — NTEA’s Green Truck Association (GTA) announced the results of its 2021–2022 Board of Governors election.

New Board members beginning three-year terms in March 2021 include Dominik Beckman, director, marketing and dealer operations for Hino Trucks (Novi, Michigan); Kerri Garvin, executive director of Greater Indiana (Indianapolis, Indiana); and Grant Niebuhr, manager – green fleet for Altec Industries (Elizabethtown, Kentucky).

The 2021–2022 Board of Governors will transition during the second week of March. Serving as officers will be Chair Scott Phillippi of UPS (Atlanta, Georgia); Vice Chair Paul Kokalis of Fontaine Modification Co. (Charlotte, North Carolina); and Treasurer Ed Hoffman of Alliance AutoGas (Swannanoa, North Carolina). Meighan Read of Duke Energy (Charlotte, North Carolina) will continue as governor at large.

2020–2021 Board
Current GTA Board officers include Chair Jim Castelaz of Motiv Power Systems (Foster City, California); Vice Chair Scott Phillippi of UPS (Atlanta, Georgia); and Treasurer Paul Kokalis of Fontaine Modification Co. (Charlotte, North Carolina). Governors at large are Ed Hoffman of Alliance AutoGas (Swannanoa, North Carolina); and Meighan Read of Duke Energy (Charlotte, North Carolina).

Established in 2010 as a division of NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, GTA is a voice for companies creating vocational trucks and products to help maximize fuel efficiency and mitigate environmental impacts. Over the past 11 years, the Association has made significant strides in improving work truck efficiency and productivity through the development and deployment of strategies to reduce diesel and gasoline consumption. The Board of Governors is responsible for setting organizational policy and strategy, and plays an active role in developing programs and services. The 2020–2021 Board of Governors helped guide the development of education for Work Truck Week 2021, including Green Hour, highlighting new technology and efforts to move to a zero-emission environment.

Learn more about GTA at

About GTA
Green Truck Association was founded in 2010 in recognition of the growing interest and demand for clean vehicle products within the work truck industry. It helps fleets, manufacturers, upfitters, government agencies and other industry stakeholders stay up-to-date with relevant regulatory and industry developments, while also working to expand and improve the market for green truck applications. For a listing of GTA member companies, visit

About NTEA
Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry represents more than 2,100 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show®. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario. Visit to learn more or request an interview.

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