Kit Hammond Chosen to Lead TTMA

ECONOMIC OPTIMISM, an update on product liability issues, and the latest products for trailers were all on the agenda at the 57th annual Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association Convention April 23-27 at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas. The association also elected a new slate of officers. Kit Hammond, president of Great Dane Division of Great Dane Limited Partnership, is the new TTMA chairman. He assumes the chairmanship from Bob Foster, president of Heil Trailer International. Tom Spencer, chief executive officer for John Evans Manufacturing Company was chosen to serve as vice-chairman. They will serve the association until the next convention. TTMA will convene May 3-7, 2000 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells, California. The officers and directors chosen to lead the association during the 1999-2000 term are:

TTMA Officers and Directors

Chairman of the Board Kit Hammond Great Dane Division Savannah, Georgia

Vice Chairman of the Board Tom Spencer John Evans Manufacturing Sumter, South Carolina

Treasurer Don Wahlin Stoughton Trailers Inc Stoughton, Wisconsin

Chairman, Policy Committee Jim Wilfore Fontaine Trailer Company Haleyville, Alabama

Vice Chairman, Policy Committee Bob Foster Heil Trailer International Chattanooga, Tennessee

President Richard Bowling TTMA Alexandria, Virginia

Chairman, Tank Conference John Cannon Brenner Tank Inc Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Vice Chairman, Tank Conference Ray Schaffer Weld-It Company Los Angeles, California

Chairman for Associates Joe Gallo Holland Binkley Company Warrenton, Missouri

Vice Chairman for Associates Joe Harrison Kentucky Electric Steel Ashland, Kentucky

TTMA Directors for 1999-2000

Kenney Allred Timpte Inc David City, Nebraska

Tom Determan Determan Brownie Inc Minneapolis, Minnesota

Charles Dutil Manac Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

Larry Hartog Kentucky Manufacturing Company Louisville, Kentucky

William Herndon HPA Monon Corporation Monon, Indiana

Norm Hutchinson Hutchinson Industries Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Frank Katz Strick Corporation Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

Brian Ling Reliance Trailer Manufacturing Cotati, California

Jay Nieszel Trailmobile Trailer LLC Chicago, Illinois

Rick Odle Talbert Trailer Manufacturing Rensselaer, Indiana

Lorri Palko Dorsey Trailers Atlanta, Georgia

Bill Persinger Wilson Trailer Company Sioux City, Iowa

Jeff Pitts Pitts Trailers Pittsview, Alabama

Rick Roll Heil Trailer International Chattanooga, Tennessee

Scott Semlinger Lufkin Trailers Lufkin, Texas

Jerry Thomsen Trail King Industries Mitchell, South Dakota

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