Industrial Truck Association (ITA) Announces New Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) announces a new Chairman of the Board of Directors effective January 22, 2015.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 29, 2015

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) announced Mr. Brett Wood, President & CEO of Toyota Material Handling North America, is the new ITA Chairman of the Board of Directors effective January 22, 2015.

Mr. Wood, previously Vice Chairman of the Board, will complete the remaining term (2015) of Mr. Brian Butler, President & CEO, Kion North America, who announced his pending retirement from Kion.

Mr. Butler has served on the ITA Executive Committee since 2007 and was elected Chairman of the Board for 2014 and was reelected for 2015. Mr. Butler served with distinction during his tenure and led the US delegation at the most recent meeting of the Alliance of Industrial Truck Organizations (A.I.T.O.) in York, England when the participating organizations adopted their first ever guiding principles during the 17 years of the A.I.T.O.’s existence.

Mr. Wood (Toyota) has been a long serving member of the ITA’s Executive Committee and has also held previous Chairmanship positions within ITA. The ITA appreciates Mr. Butler’s years of service with the organization and welcomes Mr. Wood as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors.

About ITA For more than 60 years, the Industrial Truck Association has been the leading organization of industrial truck manufacturers and suppliers of component parts and accessories that conduct business in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Based in Washington, D.C., ITA maintains an influential voice in international standards development for the industry. The organization also advances engineering practices to promote safe products, disseminates statistical marketplace information, and provides industry forums for learning and networking. Visit for more.

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