THE recent Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association Convention definitely was a time to meet new people.
One out of every four people to attend this year's event was doing so for the first time, according to TTMA. In all, just over 400 people attended, up sharply from previous conventions. For that figure, 110 were attending a TTMA convention for the first time.
TTMA's 70th convention was held April 18-22 at the J W Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, Arizona.
Leading the association for 2012-2013 will be:
2012 - 2013 OFFICERS:
Chairman of the Board:
Vice Chairman of the Board:
M.H. Eby, Inc.
Chairman, TTMA Convention Committee:
Talbert Manufacturing, Inc.
Vice Chairman, TTMA Convention Committee:
Wabash National Corporation
Board of directors for 2012-2013 are: Frank Flowers, General Engines Company, Inc; Dan Giles, Fontaine Trailer Company; Dale Jones, Timpte, Inc; John Rust, Trail King Industries; Everett Merritt, Merritt Equipment Company; Charlie Mudd, Vanguard National Trailer; Rick Mullininx, Great Dane Trailers.
Also: Ken Nash, Ferree Trailer; Lynn Reinbolt, Road Systems; Andy Tanner, Talbert Manufacturing; Bill Persinger, Wilson Trailer Company; Gary Smith, Kentucky Trailer; and Ken Wahlin, Stoughton Trailers.
Serving on the TTMA Tank Conference for 2012-2013 will be John Cannon, Walker Group Holdings; Ted Fick, Polar Tank Trailer; and Daniel Tremblay, Tremcar Technologies and chairman of the Tank Executive Committee.
TTMA associate members will be led by:
Chairman: Bill Schaffer, Overseas Hardwoods Company
Vice-chairman: Tom McAfee, The Valspar Corporation
Chairman for the Associates Policy Committee: Rick Rickman, Ridewell Suspensions
Vice-chairman for the Associate Policy Committee: Rick Quinn, Steel Warehouse