PHOENIX - Jim LoPresti, Auto Safety House (ASH) president and CEO, has been elected to the board of trustees for the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) as a distributor member representative.   

The NTEA, established in 1964 and based in Farmington Hills, Mich., currently represents nearly 1,700 companies in the commercial truck business. The NTEA board is composed of eight distributor and four manufacturer representatives. Trustee candidates are nominated and elected by the general membership prior to the annual convention for three-year terms.  

"It is a great honor to be associated with such an influential and long-standing organization as the NTEA," LoPresti said. "The NTEA's objectives are aligned with our company's key objectives -- namely, to promote high-quality products and services, to improve safety on public highways, to promote the production and distribution of safe and efficient vehicles, and to improve the efficiency of our customers."

The newly elected board was seated on March 8 and  introduced on March 11 in St. Louis at the NTEA's Work Truck Show.