TTMA Foresees Return to Prosperity

June 1, 2001
SPEAKERS at the 59th annual Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association Convention were in agreement: times are tough now, but good things are coming. The

SPEAKERS at the 59th annual Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association Convention were in agreement: times are tough now, but good things are coming.

The event, held May 16-20 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, featured presentations by Dr Lawrence Chimerine, Radnor Consulting; Nick Panza, vice-president for Peterbilt Motors; and Peter Toja, Economic Planning Associates. Despite different backgrounds and perspectives, the speakers described a challenging present and an exciting future.

The association also elected a new slate of officers. Brian Ling, Reliance Trailer Manufacturing in Cotati, California, was selected chairman of the board. He assumes the chairmanship from Tom Spencer, chief executive officer for John Evans Manufacturing Company.

Norm Hutchinson, Hutchinson Industries, was chosen to serve as vice-chairman. Hutchinson Industries is located in Toronto, Ontario.

Ling and Hutchinson will serve the association until the next convention. TTMA's 60th convention will be held at the Westin LaPaloma in Tucson, Arizona.

The officers and directors chosen to lead the association during the 2001-2002 term are:

TTMA Officers and Directors

Chairman of the Board
Brian Ling

Reliance Trailer Manufacturing
Cotati, California

Vice Chairman of the Board
Norm Hutchinson

Hutchinson Industries
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Don Wahlin

Stoughton Trailers Inc
Stoughton, Wisconsin

Chairman, Policy Committee
Kit Hammond

Great Dane Trailers
Savannah, Georgia

Vice Chairman, Policy Committee
Tom Spencer

John Evans Manufacturing
Sumter, South Carolina

Richard Bowling

Alexandria, Virginia

Chairman, Tank Conference
Tom Determan

Determan Brownie Inc
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Vice Chairman, Tank Conference
Grant Smith

Ceres, California

Chairman for Associates
Bob Dubsky

Hadley Products
Grandville, Michigan

Vice Chairman for Associates
David Hartman

Midwest Products Inc
Strafford, Missouri

Immediate Past Chairman for Associates
Joe Harrison

Kentucky Electric Steel Inc
Ashland, Kentucky

TTMA Directors for 2001-2002

Kenney Allred
Timpte Inc
David City, Nebraska

Bruce Black
Trailmobile Trailer LLC
Northbrook, Illinois

John Cannon
Brenner Tank Inc
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Glenda Cole
Bankhead Enterprises
Atlanta, Georgia

Charles Dutil
Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

Menno Eby
M H Eby Inc
Blue Ball, Pennsylvania

Larry Hartog
Kentucky Manufacturing Company
Louisville, Kentucky

William Herndon
HPA Monon Corporation
Monon, Indiana

Frank Katz
Strick Corporation
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

Rick Odle
Talbert Trailer Manufacturing Inc
Rensselaer, Indiana

Bill Persinger
Wilson Trailer Company
Sioux City, Iowa

Jeff Pitts
Pitts Trailers
Pittsview, Alabama

Ray Schaffer
Weld-It Company
Los Angeles, California

Scott Semlinger
Lufkin Trailers
Lufkin, Texas

Dave Shannon
Beall Trailers of Montana
Billings, Montana

Jerry Thomsen
Trail King Industries Inc
Mitchell, South Dakota