FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
— Mike Frizzell was installed on March 4 as 41st President of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), during the Association’s 41st Annual Convention. The Convention was held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show, March 2-4, in Indianapolis.Frizzell is president of Royal Truck Body — River City (Sacramento, Calif.) — a service body distributor in the Western United States. He kicked off his career in 1968 at an industrial rubber company. Through his sales role, he developed a relationship with a manufacturer of hydraulic equipment that led to a seven-year stint in the company’s truck equipment division. Frizzell went into business for himself in 1978, opening River City Truck Equipment in Sacramento. In 1999, Royal Truck Body purchased River City Truck Equipment.Established in 1964, the association currently represents nearly 1,600 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.