As CEO, Fick will oversee the organization’s growth and manage operations, as well as the consolidation and integration of various business entities.
Fick comes to LTA with 35 years of industry experience. He holds two master’s degrees, one in management from Stanford and the other in business administration from University of Puget Sound, as well as a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington.
Fick began his career at Fick Foundry Co. In 1983, he joined the team at PACCAR, where he served as general manager of the Dynacraft Division and plant manager of multiple Kenworth Truck plants throughout his tenure. Fick later became the senior vice president at Hino Diesel Trucks before serving as vice president of commercial tire systems at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He also served as president or CEO of Thermo King Corporation, Americas.
“We are very proud to announce the appointment of Ted Fick to the position of chief executive officer of LTA Manufacturing LLC,” said Paul DeBruce, founder of the DeBruce Foundation, whose subsidiary, DeBruce Companies, owns LTA Manufacturing. “Ted comes to LTA Manufacturing with an impressive résumé and an exceptional track record.
“We are confident in his ability to lead the company into the future.”
Fick served in 2017-2018 as the executive chairman of National Truck Protection Company, where he helped the company acquire its largest competitor and complete a successful search for a new CEO. He served as a board member of ten other organizations, including the American Trucking Associations.