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Four New Members Elected to Generation Next Board of Governors

Fri March 09, 2018 - National Edition

NTEA's Generation Next recently elected four new members to its Board of Governors: Melissa Bergkamp of Harper Industries Inc./DewEze Mfg. (Harper, Kan.); Ryan Middleton of Muncie Power Products Inc. (Muncie, Ind.); T.J. Miller of SuperSprings International Inc. (Carpinteria, Calif.); and Daniel Sears of Drake-Scruggs Equipment Inc. (Springfield, Ill.).

Serving as officers on the 2018–2019 Board of Governors are: Chair Jennifer Pellersels of Altec Industries (Birmingham, Ala.); Vice Chair Shane Woodman of Onspot of North America Inc. – Onspot Automatic Tire Chains (Cohoes, N.Y.); and Treasurer Michael Thompson of Reading Truck Group (Reading, Pa.).

Continuing their terms as governors at large are: William Ballas of The American Road Machinery Co. (Canton, Ohio); Steven Farr of Dealers Truck Equipment Co. Inc. (Shreveport, La.); and Nathan Gibson of Canfield Equipment Service Inc. (Warren, Mich.).

NTEA's Generation Next gives new industry professionals a network of support for developing skills and building peer relationships in the work truck industry. Benefits of joining include personal, business and professional development; new contacts from many functions within the industry; enhanced industry knowledge; sharpened leadership skills; complimentary subscription to Generation Next Edition (monthly newsletter); and access to a dedicated LinkedIn group. Membership is free to employees of NTEA member companies who are new to the work truck industry (less than 10 years of services). Participants represent all spectrums of the industry, from small and large companies; distributors, manufacturers and industry-related suppliers; and job titles from technician to sales rep, manager and president. Get additional details at

“Generation Next represents the Association's ongoing commitment to developing leadership in our industry,” said Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. “This group is a testament to NTEA's efforts in helping member companies recruit, train and increase the productivity of their workforce.”

Learn more about NTEA's workforce development tools at

About NTEA

Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry represents approximately 2,000 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.