Livas named NTEA president

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Frank Livas, president of Brake & Clutch Inc. of Salem, Mass., was installed as the 48th president of the NTEA. Livas accepted the gavel from immediate past president Steven Sill, president of Aspen Equipment Co. of Bloomington, Minn., in Indianapolis at the President’s Breakfast and NTEA Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show 2012.

“I am proud to say that my company has been a member of the NTEA for 38 years,” said Livas. “I’m happy to be able to give back to the association and the industry by taking on this leadership role.”

Livas began his career in high school as a third-generation employee of his family’s truck equipment distribution business. Since 1973 he has worked in the business, initially as a machinist and equipment installer, followed by many years in parts and service. Livas served as general manager starting in 1980 before transitioning to senior vice president in 2006 and president/owner since 2011.

Also serving on the 2012-2013 board are Executive Committee members: First Vice President Shawn Jacobs, president and chief executive officer of STS Trailer & Truck Equipment (Syracuse, N.Y.); Second Vice President Mark Woody, president of Palfinger North America (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada); Third Vice President and Treasurer Jeffrey Messer, president of Messer Truck Equipment (Westbrook, Maine); and NTEA Executive Director and Secretary Steve Carey.

Serving alongside Executive Committee members are Distributor Trustees: Todd Davis, vice president of Phenix Enterprises Inc. (Pomona, Calif.); Brian Glover, president/owner of Tampa Crane & Body Inc. (Tampa, Fla.); Adam Keane, general manager of Allied Body Works Inc. (Seattle); John Wartenbee, vice president of Northern Truck Equipment Corp. (Sioux Falls, S.D.); and Terry Wieseler, vice president/general manager of Truck Equipment Inc. (Des Moines, Iowa).

Serving alongside Executive Committee members are Manufacturer Trustees: Brett Collins, president of Venco/Venturo Manufacturing Inc. (Cincinnati); Matthew Wilson, president of Switch-N-Go & AmeriDeck Divisions of Deist Industries Inc. (Hadley, Pa.); and Dave Zelis, director of sales and marketing for Buyers Products Co. (Mentor, Ohio).