NTDA announces updates to board

The National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA) has elected two dealer members to serve three-year terms on its board of directors.

NTDA says dealer and allied members elect new board members each year. The 2018–2019 board of directors will be installed on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 during the 28th Annual NTDA Convention at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The newly elected directors are:

  • Kenneth C. Bumgardner, president at Royal Truck & Trailer Sales & Service (Dearborn, Mich.). Bumgardner is the third generation to run the business since his grandfather started the company and has grown the company from one location with 30 employees to five locations with 150 employees.
  • Mark Hall, corporate trailer sales manager at Stoops Freightliner — Quality Trailer Inc., (Indianapolis). Hall oversees trailer sales in 23 locations, and parts and service in two locations. Hall previously served on the Board from 2015–2017 to fill a vacancy.

The NTDA board of directors is composed of 12 members, nine elected from the dealer membership and three elected from the Allied membership.

NTDA says the 2018–2019 executive committee is comprised of: John Princing, president at Scientific Brake & Equipment (Saginaw, Mich.) will serve as 2018–2019 Chairman of the Board. Joel Hought, trailer sales manager at Northwest Truck & Trailer (Fargo, N.D.) will serve as First Vice Chairman. Geoff Reid, regional director at Hendrickson (Calgary, AB, Canada) will serve as Second Vice Chairman. Richard Bloomquist, president of North Central Utility of Wisconsin LLC — Madison (Madison, Wis.) will serve as Treasurer. Gwendolyn Brown serves as president of the NTDA.

Also serving on the 2018–2019 Board are the following dealer directors: Charlie Blyth, owner at Blyth Trailer Sales, LLC (Sunset Hills, Mo.); Justin Deputy, president and COO at Utility Trailer Sales of Utah (Salt Lake City); Michael Shuemake, president at Central Valley Trailer Repair, Inc. (Fresno, Calif.); and Dave Tomasello, executive vice president at Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel (Voorhees, N.J.).

Trey Gary, president at Dorsey Trailer (Elba, Ala.); and Robert Ulsh, vice president, dealer and international sales, at Great Dale Trailers (Savannah, Ga.) will serve as an allied directors.

In October 2018, Chairman of the Board Dale Martens (vice president – sales at American Trailer & Storage, Kansas City, Mo.) and Treasurer Jamey Vaughn, (president at Twin State Trailers, Charlotte, S.C.) will retire from the Board. Martens and Vaughn served as dealer directors.

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