NATM Committees guide the work of the Association

2022 NATM Committees

NATM Committees are responsible for guiding the work of the Association to ensure NATM continues to meet member needs and stays at the forefront of industry trends. Committee members are invaluable to the success of the Association.

* Indicates Committee Chair


The purpose of the Finance Committee is to plan and monitor the Association finances. Primary responsibilities include proposals for: the annual budget, revenue sources and dues structure.

  • Marco Garcia, U-Haul*
  • Charles Daugherty, Red Fern Dynamics
  • Shaun Douglass, Optronics
  • Josh Gurley, Trailer Makers
  • Bob Harris, AmeraTrail, Inc.
  • Josh Johnson, Big Tex Trailers
  • John Kerr, MMA
  • Richard Lavanture, LaVanture Products
  • Charles Lange, Legend Mfg.
  • Marty Lorick, Triple Crown Trailers
  • Owen Shelton, Boatmate Trailers
  • Don Taylor, BrakeQuip
  • Kevin Tenhaken, Demco


The purpose of the Nominations Committee is to recommend a slate of qualified candidates for the annual election of the Board of Directors as well as a slate of Officers prior to the October Board of Directors meeting.

  • Josh Johnson, Big Tex Trailers*​


  • Marty Lorick, Triple Crown*
  • Josh Johnson, Big Tex Trailers
  • Marco Garcia, U-Haul
  • Owen Shelton, Boatmate Trailers
  • John Kerr, MMA

The purpose of the Convention Committee is to plan and oversee all activities of the Annual Convention & Trade Show.

  • Brent Freel, KampCo*
  • Doug Beaver, M.H. Eby
  • Jack Fitzgerald, MTE Hydraulics
  • Marco Garcia, U-Haul
  • Melanie Gibson, Dexter
  • Ryan Griesemer, Ridewell Corp.
  • Pat Jennissen, Felling Trailers
  • Josh Johnson, Big Tex Trailers
  • Jeff Jones, Statistical Surveys
  • Edward Kelly, Belmont Trailers LLC
  • Jason Lee, Priefert Steel
  • Marty Lorick, Triple Crown Trailers
  • Jennifer Moore, NCP Coatings
  • Robert Roden, H.E. Parmer Company
  • Chris Shadbolt, Genius Solutions
  • Jamie Wenger, HB Fuller
  • Devlun Whiteing, Midwest Industries

Government Affairs

The purpose of the Government Affairs Committee is to raise NATM’s visibility among key government decision‐makers and to advance NATM’s position in order to proactively shape federal laws and regulations that may have a material impact on the light‐ and medium‐duty trailer industry.
​This will be accomplished through:

  • Identifying NATM members with legislative contacts;
  • Educating key decision makers about NATM and our issues of concern
  • Monitoring legislative and regulatory activities.
  • Leo Akins, Forest River*
  • Byron Chartier, Lippert
  • Deborah Edwards, SteelPoint
  • Andy Gehman, MGS Incorporated
  • Pat Jennissen, Felling Trailers
  • Brett Johnson, Optronics
  • Josh Johnson, Big Tex
  • John Kerr, MMA
  • Tary Krahenbuhl, Austin Hardware
  • Randy McMann, Dexter
  • Dustin Miller, Cross Trailers
  • Eddie Rackleff, Lippert
  • Ty Scott, Hydrastar
  • Mark Slawikowski, Precoat Metals
  • Mike Story, LOOK Trailers
  • Steve Taub, U-Haul
  • Conrad West, EZ Loader Boat Trailers


The purpose of the Membership Committee is to recruit, qualify and approve applicants for membership, ensure ongoing member satisfaction, and continuously find methods of engagement with members.

  • Mark Assenmacher, Peterson Mfg.
  • Jeffery Cox, Shapiro Metals
  • Brett Crader, WESCO Distribution
  • Juan Hernandez, TK Trailer Parts
  • Marcus Hester, Optronics
  • Stephen Hughes, Simpson Strong-Tie
  • Jeff Jones, Statistical Surveys
  • Marty Lorick, Triple Crown Trailers
  • Mark Lysaght, Supply Technologies
  • Logan Mesenbrink, LANE Trailer
  • Nate Muirhead, Ryerson
  • Bill O’Hara, Dexter
  • Maria Olsen, ALM Positioners
  • James Wood, Aluma


The purpose of the Education Committee is to develop annual educational programming to be delivered to NATM members through a variety of mediums including Convention workshops, regional workshops, and webinars. The committee will recommend presenters and topics based on member needs and industry trends.

  • Bill Snider, Dexter*
  • John Dietz, Sewer Equipment
  • Nicole Evans, Supply Technologies
  • Kevin Foust, CointainGo
  • Jeremy Hampton, Big Tex Trailers
  • Tami Jones, Marine Master Trailers
  • Eric Kazmierzak, Laclede Chain
  • Dave McKee, BWise Trailers
  • Brian Murkey, Supply Technologies
  • Jason Vertin, Stellar Industries

The purpose of the Technical Committee is to review, clarify, and interpret technical and regulatory issues impacting the light-and medium-duty trailer industry. This Committee with oversee the Guidelines, Education and Safety Committees. The Technical Committee will approve and assign projects as required.

  • Michael Ethridge, Wylie Mfg. Co*
  • William Craig, U-Haul
  • Andy Derr, M.H. Eby
  • Ross Froat, Peterson Mfg.
  • Jason Grams, Container Moving Solutions
  • Randy Gressley, Big Tex Trailers
  • Al Henderson, Americana/Kenda
  • Taylor Jones, B&W Trailer Hitches
  • Tom Kaufman, Hillsboro Industries
  • Cary Kronebusch, Peerless Chain
  • Santhosh Kumar Loganathan, Triple Crown Trailers
  • Samuel Lievore, Dexter
  • Pratap Lingam, KWIK Equipment Sales
  • Rod Ludwig, Midwest Industries
  • Bryce McIntyre, Stellar Industries
  • Julie Poppe, 3M
  • Owen Shelton, BoatMate
  • Iqbal Singh, Hopkins Mfg.
  • Brandon Starkey, EZ Loader Custom Boat Trailers
  • Michael Vejar, ALG Labels & Graphics


The purpose of the Technology Committee is to coordinate and serve as a forum for communication between tow vehicle manufacturers, component manufacturers, and trailer manufacturers, to better ensure that the technologies implemented are functional across vehicle types, makes, and models, for all parties involved as new technologies evolve and enter the market.​

  • Jeff Gray, ASA Electronics*
  • Steven Aiuto, General Motors
  • Eric Bierwagon, LANE Trailer Mfg.
  • Matt Christian, KTI Hydraulics, Inc.
  • Andrew Duggan, Hillsboro
  • Michael Edwards, SteelPoint
  • Jonathan Gravell, Truck Systems Technologies
  • Jared Guest, Big Tex Trailers
  • Wendell Hansel, Cargo Towing Solutions
  • Scott Kleman, Champion Hoist
  • Santhosh Kumar Loganathan, Triple Crown Trailers
  • Joe Livingston, Vitracoat
  • Daniel Luby, BoatMate Trailers
  • Mark Nave, Dexter
  • Guy Olivier, WSD Wheel Systems
  • Chris Rauch, Crystal Welding, Inc.
  • Stephen Robertson, Toyota
  • Kevin Shaffer, TecNiq Inc.
  • Jim Shirk, Sewer Equipment
  • Patrick Turley, Bludot Mfg.
  • Nathan Uphus, Felling Trailers


To oversee the general outline and enforcement policies of NATM’s Compliance Verification Program and review the Guidelines and recommend updates as required.

  • Paul Feight, MGS*
  • Willie Bauer, CAR MATE
  • Mike Becker, Forest River
  • Shane Bucker, GPS Trailers
  • Jeff Harklau, HLT Limited
  • Rick Huddleston, Tracker Marine
  • Andy Jamison, Dexter
  • Terry Jones, MDC Campers
  • Paul Murphy, MVSCS
  • Tom Nelson, Pure Asphalt
  • Dustin Smith, Optronics
  • Fred Smith, Alpine Engineering
  • John Terrel, Big Tex

trailer dealer

The purpose of this committee is to help ensure that NATM continues to deliver value that aligns with dealer needs. This committee will guide program expansion in the coming years and serves as an opportunity to unify the industry and improve trailer safety.

  • Greg Blaser, Trailer World/Blaser Trailer Sales
  • Robin Hanger, Car Ship Trailer Sales
  • Jeff Harris, Triple Crown Trailers
  • Rod Hathaway, Maine Trailer, Inc.
  • Nicholas Jameson, 51 Trailer Sales
  • Thomas Eddie Meeks, North Texas Trailers LLC
  • William "Mark" Mayfield, Leonard Buildings and Truck Accessories
  • Charles Morrison, Truck'n America
  • Josh Widdes, Widdes Trailer Sales