Newly Elected Board Members
Midsota Mfg., a manufacturer of specialty utility trailers, has been an NATM member since 2001. Bauer has been in the trailer industry for 18 years, 14 of those serving as owner and company president of Midsota. In 2017 Joel received the NATM Young Professional Award. Joel has been a regular attendee of the NATM Annual Convention. Bauer has experience serving as a board member, including 3 years on the board of his church serving as treasurer for 3 of those years, as well as serving 1.5 years on the city planning commission. When asked about his qualifications, Bauer said, "I believe my history owning and growing Midsota Manufacturing Inc. over 14 years with 3 different business partners will bode well for my input to the NATM in both the trailer manufacturing industry and working closely with others that may have a different view point to obtain common goals for the association."
MGS Incorporated - Fort Collins (formerly Maxey Mfg.), a manufacturer of specialty utility trailers, has been a member of NATM since 1994. Maxey's previous board experience includes the NATM Board of Directors (2001 - 2008), Colorado Motor Carriers Association, and Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. Over the course of his experience in the trailer manufacturing industry Maxey has served as operations manager, general manager, Vice President and Colorado Operations General Manager. A regular attendee of the NATM Convention and Regulatory Roundup, Carl has also served on the Executive and Government Affairs committee as well as NATM President. In 2009 Maxey was awarded the NATM Outstanding Member Award. When asked to elaborate on his qualifications, Maxey noted "I am very experienced with the multiple levels of challenges trailer manufacturers confront daily, the many issues that the industry will face in the year ahead (skilled labor shortage, supply chain disruption), and I have the passion to serve the industry."
Re-Elected Board Members
Felling Trailers, a manufacturer of dump, equipment, utility and landscape trailers amongst others, has been a member of NATM since 1995. Jennissen, Felling's VP of Sales/Marketing, has served on numerous board, including an elementary school board and the NATM Board of Directors from 2013-2018. Jennissen received the NATM Young Entrepreneur award in 2013, and has chaired the Marketing and Finance committees as well as serving on the Government Affairs, Government Affairs Outreach, and Nominations committees. Jennissen has served as the Treasurer, Vice President, and President on the NATM Board of Directors. He is a regular attendee of the NATM Convention and annual Regulatory Roundup. When asked about his qualifications to serve, Jennissen says "my experience within my organization, NATM as well as other organizations and the construction equipment industry has given me a balanced and broad perspective to the issues and the opportunities that face NATM going into the future."
Big Tex, a manufacturer of utility, horse, livestock, and cargo trailers, has been a member of NATM since 1993. Johnson serves as VP of Manufacturing Support for Big Tex and was elected to his first term on the NATM Board in 2016. Prior to his work ta Big Tex, Johnson worked at Priefert Mfg., an associate member of the Association and a steel supplier to the trailer manufacturing industry. Along with board participation, Josh has served on the Technical, Guidelines, Nominations, Convention, and Technology committees. He has also played an integral role in garnering involvement of other Big Tex employees with NATM committees and programming. When asked about his qualifications Johnson said, "I feel that because of my experiences in all levels of Big Tex's operations and past involvement with NATM I will be a valued members of the NATM Board of Directors for the good of the entire trailer industry."
The Carlstar Group, a supplier of tires and wheels, has been a member of NATM since 2001. The Carlstar Group, formerly Carlisle, has been a long-time exhibitor of the NATM Convention and Trade Show as well as longtime sponsor of the event. Coffey's history in the industry includes roles as Sales and Warehouse Manager at both Dico Tire and Titan Tire, as well as ST Product Manager at Carlisle Tire, Aftermarket Sales Manager, and North American OEM Sales Manager. Rick was originally elected to the Board of Directors in 2005. After going off the Board, Rick was re-appointed in 2012 to fill the term of a resigning Associate Member. He was elected again in 2016. During his tenure with NATM, Coffey has served on the Executive, Convention, Membership, and Nominations committee as well as chair of the Marketing Committee. He is a regular attendee at the Regulatory Roundup and Hill Visits as well as Annual Convention. When asked about his qualifications for the role, Coffey sites his knowledge and experience in the industry as well as his commitment to serve in the best interest of NATM members.