NTEA forms Fleet Advisory Council

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Jan. 13, 2021 - PRLog -- NTEA is pleased to announce the formation of Fleet Advisory Council, composed of innovative and forward-thinking fleet leaders who will provide perspective and guidance on Association resources for the work truck community.

"NTEA continues to increase its efforts to keep the fleet management community informed on the latest trends in products, alternative fuels, and regulations impacting the design and specification of commercial vehicles," said Fleet Advisory Council Chair Tony Orta. "I am looking forward to working with such a respected group of fleet managers as we support the Association in this endeavor."

The Council will offer insights on how the Association's current efforts to support educational programing, vehicle optimization and design, regulatory compliance, risk management, alternative fuels, and electrification and technology applications are resonating with industry fleets. In preparing for future needs of fleet professionals, Council members will help identify new areas of support aligned with NTEA's technical and regulatory focus.

"This diverse group of fleet experts extends the reach of the Association and brings decades of experience from the vocational fleet society," said Christopher Lyon (https://bit.ly/3lrWnkT), NTEA director of fleet relations. "This group will provide ground-level perspective on issues, challenges and solutions that fleet managers face every day."

Fleet Advisory Council members

Tony Orta (Chair)

Fleet Operations Manager
Southern California Gas

Dean Ainardi
Assistant Utilities Fleet Manager
Tacoma Public Utilities

Scott Bucciere
Fleet Operations Manager
Davey Tree Expert Company

Jamie Cooke
Chief Operating Officer
Department of General Services
Montgomery County, Maryland

Robert Ellingsworth
Fleet Manager
Minnesota Department of Transportation

Tom Lattimore
Statewide Fleet Operations and Maintenance Coordinator
Minnesota DNR

Jimmy Pang
Engineering and Development Lead
Verizon Fleet Operations

Kelly Reagan
Fleet Administrator
City of Columbus

Kathy Wellik
Director Fleet Services
Iowa State University

An early focus, and area of significant growth and constant evolution for NTEA, is educational programming. Fleet Advisory Council will assist in identifying topics for potential incorporation in NTEA's events, publications, whitepapers, case studies and webinars.

Find more information, including Council member bios, at ntea.com/fleetadvisorycouncil (https://bit.ly/32GPd4O).

About NTEA
NTEA (https://bit.ly/2ItThOW) – The Association for the Work Truck Industry represents more than 2,100 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® (https://bit.ly/3lqtmX1). The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario. NTEA staff are knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of areas related to the work truck industry. Visit ntea.com/meetourexperts (https://bit.ly/3lrWnkT) to learn more or request an interview.

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