Kerri Garvin, Greater Indiana’s Director, is among three new Board members elected to the Green Truck Association Board of Governors. For nearly three years, Kerri has been executive director of Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc., a standalone nonprofit 501c3 organization that advances alternative, domestic fueled transportation, including energy-efficient technologies across all sectors in Indiana. She currently sits on the committee for City of Bloomington’s Climate Action Plan and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Kerri looks forward to joining the Board to strengthen promotion of GTA’s mission and programs. As GTA and Greater Indiana missions are aligned, she feels additional coordination would increase the organizations’ positive impacts. Going forward, she believes GTA will continue to serve the industry as a resource for legislative, regulatory and funding initiatives relevant to clean vehicles.
Also elected as new Board members are Dominik Beckman, director, marketing and dealer operations for Hino Trucks (Novi, Michigan) and Grant Niebuhr, manager – green fleet for Altec Industries (Elizabethtown, Kentucky). All three will begin their three-year terms in March 2021.
The 2021–2022 Board of Governors will transition during the second week of March. Serving as officers will be Chair Scott Phillippi of UPS (Atlanta, Georgia); Vice Chair Paul Kokalis of Fontaine Modification Co. (Charlotte, North Carolina); and Treasurer Ed Hoffman of Alliance AutoGas (Swannanoa, North Carolina). Meighan Read of Duke Energy (Charlotte, North Carolina) will continue as governor at large.
Current GTA Board officers include Chair Jim Castelaz of Motiv Power Systems (Foster City, California); Vice Chair Scott Phillippi of UPS (Atlanta, Georgia); and Treasurer Paul Kokalis of Fontaine Modification Co. (Charlotte, North Carolina). Governors at large are Ed Hoffman of Alliance AutoGas (Swannanoa, North Carolina); and Meighan Read of Duke Energy (Charlotte, North Carolina).
Established in 2010 as a division of NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, GTA is a voice for companies creating vocational trucks and products to help maximize fuel efficiency and mitigate environmental impacts. Over the past 11 years, the Association has made significant strides in improving work truck efficiency and productivity through the development and deployment of strategies to reduce diesel and gasoline consumption. The Board of Governors is responsible for setting organizational policy and strategy, and plays an active role in developing programs and services. The 2020–2021 Board of Governors helped guide the development of education for Work Truck Week 2021, including Green Hour, highlighting new technology and efforts to move to a zero-emission environment.
Learn more about GTA at greentruckassociation.com.
Green Truck Association (GTA) was founded in 2010 in recognition of the growing interest and demand for clean vehicle products within the work truck industry. It helps fleets, manufacturers, upfitters, government agencies and other industry stakeholders stay up-to-date with relevant regulatory and industry developments, while also working to expand and improve the market for green truck applications. For a listing of GTA member companies, visit greentruckassociation.com/memberdirectory.
Established in 1964, NTEA – 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®. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario. Visit ntea.com/meetourexperts to learn more or request an interview.